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Adoption rate for iOS 8 continues to rise

Adoption rate for iOS 8 continues to rise

September 23, 2014

Apple has announced that iOS 8 has now been installed on 46 percent of devices. The number of iOS devices using iOS 7 has dropped to 49 percent. Five percent of devices use an earlier version of iOS. The numbers come just days after Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and are based on usage rates through Sept. 21.

Data was first posted on Apple’s developer support portal for iOS App Store metrics.

Source: Apple

Two independent tracking sites have found different results.

The Fiksu iOS 8 Activity Map currently shows iOS 8 usage of 25.3 percent through Monday, Sept. 22. Mixpanel Trends records an iOS 8 adoption rate of 32.33 percent at the time of this writing.

Cupertino officially released iOS 8 on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Two days later, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus became available in stores. Both new iPhones come with iOS 8 preinstalled.

The latest software version for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad includes improvement/changes to the Photos and Message apps, the ability to add widgets to Notification Center, and more. An update to iOS 8 is expected to arrive next month and feature HealthKit and HomeKit integration, and Apple Pay for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

For more on iOS 8, see: Alternative third party keyboard apps for iOS 8Apps with Share extensions for iOS 8, and Where are all of your Camera Roll photos in iOS 8?

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