Apple Says iOS 8 Now Installed on 63% of Devices

Apple Says iOS 8 Now Installed on 63% of Devices

Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, is now installed on 63% of iOS devices. The figures, from Apple’s App Store page for developers, are based on App Store usage.

iOS 8 Adoption


iOS 8’s installation numbers have increased approximately seven percent over the course of the last month, and installation numbers are up 11 percent since October 27. iOS 7 usage, meanwhile, has dropped from 43 percent in October to 33 percent as of December 8. 

Analytics service MixPanel reports similar numbers, showing iOS 8 adoption at 63.94%.

iOS 8 was released back in September, and was afflicted by numerous bugs in its early days of release. That, and the initial space requirements for over the air installation of the new OS, likely led to slower adoption numbers in the early going.

Apple released iOS 8.1.2 on Tuesday, which fixed an issue with users’ ringtones disappearing.