iOS 8 adoption slows to a crawl
posted by Michael H. / Oct 06, 2014, 9:56 PM
Apple updated the platform numbers on its developer site today to reflect the numbers gathered yesterday. In the past two weeks, iOS 8 has only gained 1 percentage point, and is now found on 47% of Apple devices. iOS 7 dropped from 49% to 46%, and oddly versions of iOS 6 and lower gained share as well. Of course, this could just be the measurement, because these numbers are gathered the same way we get Android numbers - by the count of devices that access the App Store. So, these are not complete numbers, and may not accurately reflect the ecosystem overall.
Still, these numbers from Apple do confirm what we've seen from ad-trackers that iOS 8 adoption is slower than previous versions of iOS. Undoubtedly, the massive troubles with the iOS 8.0.1 update have something to do with the slow uptake, but we can't help wonder if there is some other reason why users are lax in updating. Maybe the allure of extensibility doesn't attract iOS users as much as Android fans would expect?
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Hehe, grabs popcorn and drink. Waiting for best explanation.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 10:02 PM 4
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Because the bugs are plenty.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 10:33 PM 10
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I'm pretty sure that at least 30% of those are waiting for jailbreak. Rest could be aware of bugs and not aware of this update at all. And there is iPhone 4.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 11:30 PM 2
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Probably because users of iPhone 4s' and 5/5Cs realized that iOS 8 is slow and laggy on those devices. $@%# Apple and their planned obsolescence. They allow updates on devices they know can't smoothly run them, just so they can force iDiots to buy their latest crap.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 10:04 PM 11
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Exactly! Android OEMs have fixed that problem by just not updating most of their devices to the new versions at all. /s It is working fine on my 4S btw, about the same as iOS7. My battery has improved a bit even, which I assume is because it no longer jailbroken and doesn't have any tweaks running. Perfectly good to keep me going until my 6+ gets here.
posted on Oct 07, 2014, 2:17 AM 0
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"Exactly! Android OEMs have fixed that problem by just not updating most of their devices to the new versions at all. /s" And which would you prefer......an update that basically breaks your phone down...or no update at all. Because for older iPhones they dont get the whole OS update anyway.
posted on Oct 07, 2014, 6:54 AM 0
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Well, for me, I'm not updating to iOS 8 cause I do not want to lose jailbreak. The widgets under notification and third-party keyboards are nice, but the jailbreak features are much more important to me. As for the majority of the consumers? I'm not sure why they are not upgrading it. Maybe it might be that people had bad experiences when they first updated to iOS 7 (laggy, slow, crashes, etc...) They might be waiting until the iOS 8 is more refined
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 10:14 PM 3
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For the majority, I would guess nervousness; they've read about all the troubles users have had updating, and so they're postponing it until they're absolutely sure they're updating to a stable system...
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 11:22 PM 0
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iOS 8, Windows 8. Both low quality operating systems that need to be forced on users.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 10:16 PM 3
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At least Microsoft still supports Windows 7, unlike Apple which can't be bothered with people who don't buy a new iPhone on command. The iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and iOS 8 feel like rush jobs to meet a preset date.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 10:58 PM 0
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I like Windows 8
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 11:43 PM 5
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Most people don't. I find Windows 7 tolerable, but Windows 8 and 8.1 are terrible. It's not just Metro/Modern, but how many things work poorly in the OS. For instance, Windows 8 changed a variety of graphics units so many drivers don't work well or crash often. Painful as it may be, I decided to switch to Linux instead of Windows 10. Microsoft is on a road to nowhere.
posted on Oct 07, 2014, 12:51 PM 0
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I know a lot of people who do not plan on installing iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S. They have finally learned that Apple will purposefully make the previous generation iPhones slower and force them to buy the latest iCrap...
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 10:21 PM 4
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