Apple published new install stats for iOS 8 on Tuesday, and 72% of iOS devices that access the App Store are now running iOS 8. 25% are still running iOS 7, while 3% are running iOS 6 or later. That is a 3% increase since Apple’s last report, two weeks ago.
In the two weeks since Apple’s last report, the company has released iOS 8.1.3, which featured stability improvements – and more importantly to some users – also reduced the storage space needed for an over-the-air installation of iOS upgrades. The storage space requirement has been an issue for many users of 8GB and 16GB iOS devices, which found they couldn’t install iOS 8 without deleting much of the content from their devices.
iOS 8 adoption has lagged when compared to iOS 7 adoption, as iOS 7 was running on 80% of devices in January of 2014, while iOS 8 was installed on 69% of iOS devices in January 2015.
Also affecting the numbers, Apple added nearly 100 million iOS 8 devices to its device numbers during the holiday quarter, selling 74 million iPhones and 21 million iPads.