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What's wrong with Apple's iOS 8?

What's wrong with Apple's iOS 8?

October 6, 2014

Nearly three weeks have passed since Apple first released iOS 8. Since then, fewer have updated to the new iOS version compared to past releases, according to analytics firm Fiksu.

Through the first 19 days of release, the iOS 8 adoption rate stands at 37.45 percent. Over the same period of time, adoption rates for iOS 7 and iOS 6 stood at 57.98 percent and 57.37 percent, respectively. At the same time, 52.8 percent of users still remain on iOS 7, compared to the 37.4 percent who are using iOS 8.


The reason for the slow iOS 8 adoption rate is unknown, although one can guess. Apple’s iOS 8.0.1 became a public relations disaster when it was launched on Sept. 24. Though the problems were quickly resolved with the release of iOS 8.0.2, many might be waiting until further issues are worked out before upgrading.

That could happen in the coming weeks as Apple is set to launch iOS 8.1 alongside new iPads.

See also: Bad Apple: Some iOS device owners can’t download and install apps with iOS 8Bug found in iOS 8 causes all iWork and iCloud Drive data to get erased, and Apple is already testing iOS 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 updates for 2015 and beyond.

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