iOS adoption rate of 8 jumps to 68% of iOS devices

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

According to the own App Store support page Apple distribution, 68% of iOS devices are now running iOS 8. The adoption rate has increased by 4 percentage points from its last updated on December 22. Meanwhile, not surprisingly, iOS 7 adoption rate has dropped by 3 percentage points, representing only 29% of the installed base, while previous versions of iOS are still at 4%.

Those doing the math at home will be quick to notice that the numbers do not add up. In fact, if the numbers add up showed above, amounting to 101%, an error most likely due to a difficult round numbers. Still, we have the full picture.

These numbers are almost corroborated by research firm Mixpanel, iOS pins 8 69.93% adoption in devices with iOS 7 trailing behind in 27.86% and software versions representing 2.21%. This is a small discrepancy can probably be explained by the fact that Mixpanel statistics are almost in real time, while Apple's own statistics are already a day ago.

This nice little jump in iOS eight adoption rate in the last month is probably due to the holiday season just ended. Is expected to be another record quarter for Apple, this holiday season probably saw many users are provided with a new iOS device, probably leaving their older, hence the marked increase in August iOS adoption.

By comparison, in the same period last year, iOS 7 was installed on 78% of the devices, a fairly large difference that has been a constant problem since the release of iOS 8. The fact that iOS 8 needs about 2 GB free storage devices to be downloaded and installed probably still contributes to slower adoption rate. But if you're one of those people who like to look at the glass half full, these figures are still outstanding when it comes to the rate of adoption for a mobile device.

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