iOS 8 Adoption Reaches 48%, After 26 Days of Availability [PICS]

At today’s special event, Apple announced iOS 8 adoption had reached 48% of users after just 26 days of availability.

Apple’s App Store Distribution page has been updated to reflect the numbers we saw announced on stage by Craig Federighi:

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Apple also made it clear for everyone out there iOS 8 was able to reach a 48% installed base after 26 days, compared to Android’s KitKat, which only has reached 25% of users after 313 days–well played, Apple.

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Ten days ago, iOS 8 adoption was only at 47% of devices, a 1% increase after two weeks, seen as a modest jump given bugs with the previous iOS 8.0.1 SNAFU.

With today’s release of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 coming out on Monday, you can bet the numbers will increase as users will require the latest mobile operating system to take advantage of Continuity features such as Handoff.