Mission successful - iOS 8 lands on 56% of Apple mobile devices

Mission successful - iOS 8 lands on 56% of Apple mobile devices
In Apple's newly outed iOS adoption numbers, we learn that iOS 8 has surpassed the 50% mark by conquering 56% of Apple's user base. The newly measured 56% share means the operating system has moved past that uncomfortable initial stage when the problematic iOS 8.0.1 update discouraged users from going with the times. The operating system's imposing footprint, which rendered 16GB iPhones with a disappointing amount of usable space post-upgrading, also posed a launch issue.

Anyway, it seems the majority of iPhone users have come to grips with iOS 8's evolution and are now rolling with it. iOS 7 still commands a considerable presence, accounting for a 40% install base, while the remaining little numbers are dedicated to older builds. Mobilesyrup speculates that the 10% increase in installs over a month was driven by Apple Pay and Continuity, which are attractive features that require iOS 8 to function.

Are you a late adopter of iOS 8 who just upgraded to Apple's latest software? What's your reason for holding up?

source: Apple via MobileSyrup



1. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

People on Android beg for updates, and iOS users won't voluntarily update. hahaha

3. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Okay let me get this straight there is DIFFERENCE between Nexus devices and OEM Devices, what I know that Nexus devices already got the update (I think), At least we get our updates "bug free".

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

No such thing as a "bug free" update these days. Just because you wait longer to update doesnt make it more stable. And when google launches an update that has a bug, its patched rather quickly. Good luck getting that from most OEMS. Hell, poor Apple users have to scream from the hills to get Apple to give them a bugfix... because only 9 people have that bug! lol.

10. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yo what up remix... **PhoneArena OG...

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

G2G, whats goin on man! :)

5. uktel3315

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

You are comparing 5 identical devices (iphone) vs 3000 different OEM (android) devies. If you just sample data for Top 10 devices or All Google nexus phones, then I'm sure It is more then 56% in android. Why would any company spend their time and money in upgrading low spec and very low price phones? they won't. I'm sure most of the flagship devices will get latest android within 90 days. Nexus 4 will also get soon. I'm waiting for the update!!

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2246; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

After the the New Years expect roughly 85% converted to iOS 8.

4. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Especially after the 2 year upgrades & Next~Jump~Edge what-ever-you-wanna-call-them programs people will be doing for Christmas

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

At work, our Iphone users are now free to update, but all our iPad users have to stay on iOS 7 for the time being. Sharepoint sites on an iPad/Safari have been bad, but with iOS 8 even more bugs come to surface.

12. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

My iPad 2 is struuuuuggling on 8.1. Thought I read somewhere (here) that the 8.2 or 8.1.1 (whatever it is) is supposed to help. We'll see.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31290; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have the mini 2, it soars on iOS 8.1. Hook one up.

7. ngyixian96

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

skeuomorphism still the best ~

8. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

ONLY 56%??? Fragmentation?

11. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I personally know several people with iPhone 4's and 4s'. The 4 isn't compatible, and the 4s lags like hell with iOS 8. Yeah, there's "fragmentation", but it's also because Apple wants their customers to buy new phones. They'll happily release an update to a device that can't really handle it, because they know it'll run like crap and make the owner want to upgrade.

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