iOS 8

iOS 8

There are a lot of new desirable consumer-facing features in iOS 8, but it appears that iPhone and iPad users aren’t upgrading to the new version at the same rate Apple has enjoyed before. According to Apple’s own stats on its developer site, only 47 percent of iOS devices visiting the App Store are running iOS 8, which appears to be down from last year’s iOS 7 launch, which saw uptake around 60 percent after three weeks. Sure, having nearly half of devices running the latest OS after a few weeks isn’t shabby at all, especially compared to Android, which only has about a quarter of devices running Android 4.4 KitKat (although Google does have the vast majority of devices running Android on the latest Google Play Services, which is how important updates and new features get sent out.) But Apple loves to tout that its users actually like to upgrade to newer software, and it looks like adoption is a lot slower for iOS 8.

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