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After the holiday season, iOS 8 adoption rises to just 69 percent

After the holiday season, iOS 8 adoption rises to just 69 percent

All Things Apple Inc.
January 20, 2015

Coming off a moderate increase during the holiday season, iOS 8 adoption seems to be slowing once again.

According to the most recent information posted on Apple’s Developer Center, 69 percent of iOS devices are running iOS 8. That’s a small 1 percent increase from the last update, which was during the first week of 2015.

As measured by the App Store on Monday, Jan. 19, 28 percent of devices were running iOS 7. A small 3 percent were on iOS 6 or earlier.


A closer look at iOS 8 adoption.

That’s a disappointing increase, especially compared with the previous two-week timeframe. As we reported, from Dec. 22, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2015, iOS 8 adoption moved from 64 percent to 68 percent.

Just for comparison, in early 2014, more than 78 percent of devices were running iOS 7.

There’s been more than a few theories floated around regarding the slower adoption of iOS 8, including the disastrous iOS 8.0.1 update and the large amount of storage needed to install the software over the air.

If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 8, let us know why in the comments. A number of new features, like Notification Center widgets and third-party keyboards, are definitely worth the trouble to make the move up.

For other recent news, see: Holiday iPhone, Mac sales could hit new records while iPad sales will continue to lag, FDA: The Apple Watch is a wellness tool, not a medical device, and You really shouldn’t be using one of these passwords for your online accounts.

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