ios 8 adoption

iOS 8 is now installed on 47% of all compatible devices, according to Apple. The company updated its App Store support page for developers tonight, showing that adoption for the latest major version of iOS is now tied with iOS 7, leaving just 6% of devices on older firmware.

This means that iOS 8 adoption has gone up just a single percentage point in the past two weeks, as Apple reported it installed on 46% of devices on September 21. It’s believed that the still-sluggish iOS 8 adoption rate may be due to the number of bugs that have plagued the software.

Users who have either updated to iOS 8 or purchased new iPhones with it preinstalled have complained about various issues, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth bugs, and trouble with iCloud Drive. Apple tried to reconcile with iOS 8.0.1, but that ended up making things even worse.

Still, every major iOS update has had their fair share of teething issues, and that has never halted the adoption rate like we’re seeing with iOS 8. Last year, for example, iOS 7 featured a highly controversial redesign, and adoption rate was at nearly 70 percent at the 20-day mark.

This being said, we should see iOS 8 adoption pick back up in the coming weeks. On September 26, Apple stopped signing iOS 7.1.2, making it impossible for users on iOS 8 to downgrade, and last week it issued the first beta of iOS 8.1 to developers, signaling its impending release.

[Apple]

  • TeddyBearStand

    Feel sorry for those on iOS8. Just horrid.

    • iBanks

      Works fine for me.

      • TeddyBearStand

        Its noticeably slower than 7.1.2 for the minor features it added. For a guy who uses iMessage alot, its just way too buggy for daily use (on my 5s)

      • iBanks

        Still works fine for me and I too use iMessage a bunch.

      • HooDatty

        I don’t believe you for a second. I’ve been through at least 100 phones and all have issues.

      • iBanks

        And I’m to believe you’ve been through 100 phones? Lol! And if you’ve been through 100 phones over software issues, something’s clearly wrong with you, not the phones.

      • @sexyhamthing

        Maybe the guy services phones?

      • iBanks

        You can’t really service an software issue.

      • Someone’s clearly new to software troubleshooting…welcome to the 21st century.

      • iBanks

        This is what I do daily alongside selling these phones. And I stick by what I said, you can’t troubleshoot an software issue, especially one baked into the software, it’s a matter of waiting for the software fix to be released. But of course you wouldn’t understand that, this is your first iPhone rodeo.

      • @sexyhamthing

        White girl with her starbucks cant open tinder, OMG my phone is defective!

      • HooDatty

        You can service software issues quite easily if you have a clue, afraid to say.

      • iBanks

        Ok, so how do you service an device that worked fine yesterday on wifi, you then perform an software update and then the devices wifi toggle is stuck in the off position? Restore doesn’t help, soft reset doesn’t help. You either A. wait for an software fix to be released or B. Get an replacement device and not update to that same software until an fix is in play. Don’t confuse troubleshooting with servicing. Your car is serviced for an oil change, not troublshot for the oil change.

      • HooDatty

        You’re an idiot. I haven’t been through the phones myself, but rather helping friends, family, coworkers, neighbours, etc. SMH.

      • iBanks

        Then that makes you the idiot. “I Been through” means “YOU and only YOU” have been through these things. Had you said “I’ve seen, I’ve know of or witnessed OTHERS” have these issues, that’s telling something different. Wordplay is key to explaining yourself son.

      • HooDatty

        Or you could use your head and realize that it’s 100% impossible for someone to do that, and like everyone else in the thread that responded think it might have something to do with servicing other peoples devices. Pretty simple deduction.

      • iBanks

        And it’s a pretty simple deduction to understand that because you and a few others are having certain issues that I am not, doesn’t make it to be unbelievable and that’s 100% possible as well right?

      • iBanks

        And it’s not like what everyone else thought, 23 other people seems to understand me better on that response.

      • TeddyBearStand

        iMessage bubbles disappearing? General stability? Sluggishness? Sending multiple messages at once freezes the app? Receiving multiple messages locks up the phone?

        To name a few.

      • iBanks

        But that’s for you, not for me. So as I said, it works fine for me.

      • TeddyBearStand

        That doesn’t make sense. It happens to all of my friends devices on iOS8. iPhone 4s-6

      • iBanks

        I have doubts on that. I sell these devices every single day and don’t hear many complaints other than the bluetooth. And also keep in mind, everyone’s phone is used differently. I for one don’t use third party keyboards, widgets in NC, and mainly one extension which is 1Password. I run it on an 5s. My iPad mini is a tad sluggish, but the mini is rarely used to consider issues. And I’m not saying I don’t know other’s with issues you are running into, but for me, it works fine for me.

      • TeddyBearStand

        You are right in the sense that people do use their phones differently. As a result, certain people just won’t notice these problems because A. They don’t pay attention to it, or B. They just don’t care about the problems (they think they are minor and not worth complaining about).

        But to me, as I am quite picky (and especially since these finicky problems were non-existent in 7.1.2), it is not acceptable. “Running fine” means different things to different people.

      • iBanks

        Running fine to me simply means I’m not having the issues that you are claiming on your 5s on my 5s. It’s that simple.

      • TeddyBearStand

        I guess. But since the hardware is identical, there shouldn’t be that many software discrepancies between other devices (unless its something caused by some hardware, which my problems are not).

      • HooDatty

        Lol now I know you’re full of it. Bluetooth is one thing that works absolutely fine on this release.

      • iBanks

        But yet I don’t use bluetooth, so re-explain yourself again… I use an aux connection in my vehicle because music is by far better quality playing through an cable than bluetooth. So again, I don’t have these issues some of you are claiming about.

      • JoshuaHulgan

        3 devices on iOS 8.
        Everything running fine 99% time.
        2 resprings. Nothing else.

      • TeddyBearStand

        99% would mean 0 resprings. I’m not sure how people can say its fine when its far from it.

        I love iOS but this update really disappointed me.

      • JoshuaHulgan

        Not if I’ve had only 2 issues out of using my device 200 times (which of course I’ve used much more) but that wasn’t even my point.
        Just that any issues I’ve had have been very, very rare.

      • TeddyBearStand

        Yeah thats true. 100% would be nice (honestly don’t remember a time where stock 7.1 respringed on me, but I’m sure it did at least once over the months i’ve had it).

        Glad to hear some people are enjoying it. I’ve heard nothing but negative things from friends and family.

      • JoshuaHulgan

        100% solid software with no bugs is kind of fantastical anyway. With that said, I certainly won’t complain if they can make the current release even more stable, lol.
        If I do run into issues (other than the couple resprings) it’s usually 3rd party app related.
        Like I said though its pretty rare.

      • TeddyBearStand

        99.999 stable? Hahaha yeah i’d like to think theoretically 100% is possibly, but you’re right. It is actually shown that iOS8 is less stable than iOS7.1.2 anyways.

      • JoshuaHulgan

        It probably is.
        That version had more time to stew lol

      • Chris Longden

        I’m running a 5s on 8.1 and everything is fine, no issues with iMessage etc so hopefully that will be good for you when it’s released.

      • TeddyBearStand

        Yeah I hope so too. I was pretty shocked the see how unfinished the GM felt.

      • eXoguti093

        I don’t what the hell you’re talking about, 5s working perfectly fine and smooth for me

      • TeddyBearStand

        Lol compare it to my device which is on 7.1.2 and it’ll be pretty obvious which is faster.

    • For the most part it works fine on my iPad 3. However I occassionally experience resprings, wifi issues and Bluetooth issues (all of which are completely unacceptable). In the grand scheme of things 50% iOS 7 share and 50% iOS 8 share is still less fragmented than Android and other operating systems no matter how buggy iOS 8 is…

    • ClaudieX X

      My iPhone 5s works perfect on iOS 8. Never a respring. Battery lasts a day and a half ( only a day on 7.x.x) but I don’t know if it is better because on 7 I charged my phone all night, now it gets empty in the middle of the day and must charge it while driving or at work… Safari more usefull than ever…

      • TeddyBearStand

        Thats great, I noticed worse battery as well, around 5 hours of usage time, as on 7.1.2 I usually get around 8 hours of usage time (lasts me more than enough for the day).

  • iBanks

    With Verizon’s trade in value of $200 into an new i6, majority of those phones are traded in at iOS7.

  • Jerry

    ios8 as of now is horrible. Group chats are a HUGEE mess. 7.1.2 until I’m forced to be on ios8 when my 6+ arrives.

  • Richard

    My bluetooth does NOT work. I turn my bluetooth on in my car and it automatically dials someone that I can not hear. Also noticed that the keyboard sometimes gets stuck verticle on YouTube. I can’t wait for an update. I have the iPhone 6

  • Kenton Willenborg

    This is why I’m still on 6.1.2

    • harmeet singh

      I Think you are still using iPhone 3GS…
      Poor you

      • Kenton Willenborg

        I’m using the 4.
        Poor you for assuming.

      • Josh

        iPhone 4 can’t update for ios 8.
        Only 7.1.2

      • Kenton Willenborg

        While that’s true, I meant iOS 7 and 8 in general. They’re both too buggy for my liking.

      • justme

        great chose. iOS7 will kill your iphone 4

      • Kenton Willenborg

        (Ignore this comment. My internet went a little wacky and made it look like I hadn’t replied.)

      • leart

        I have a 4s in 7.1.1 and im not updating since im not planing to buy a new device atm

    • leart

      Im on ip4 6.1.3 + jailbroken is way more fun than ios 7

      • Completely agree although I love iOS 7 (and iOS 8) there will always be a place in my heart for iOS 6

      • leart

        ios 6 is a little outdated now , but is clean and simple interface straight to the point and never get bored with it

      • ✯Mike✯

        Glad to see someone else understands that iPhone 4’s should’ve been cut off at iOS 6 to keep their usefulness. I can’t believe they didn’t have more issues then they did with iOS 7, because it puts insane stress on the phone

      • leart

        Yeah ios 7 is very memory hungry and 512 mb of ram device will suffer a lot, i own 4-4s and tested on both ios 7 and realized that it uses at least 30% more resources than ios 6
        Is apple politic i guess to make older devices slower after 2 years from their launch.
        I’m thinking this since if i jailbroke my ip4 on ios 6 and install tons of tweak to make ios 6 look like ios 7, still i will have a lot of free resources, but when is apple to i implement those tweaks the device starts to lag, isnt great? 😉
        Still i dont blame apple since this is business and still is best package hardware-software+ they never still my credentials

      • 2 years? The iPhone 4 was released more then 5 years ago; obviously it’s gonna cave-in… I really don’t see the issue with what Apple is doing with their legacy devices. It’s your choice to be using such an old phone.

      • leart

        Yes two years, are you high?
        Ios 6 was the firmware i was taking about and it was released in 2012 so at the time it ip4 it was 2 years old, what you don’t understand?
        By the was my iphone 4 is 3.2 and is still in warranty that’s mean is a not a old phone t was manufactured in 2013, i bough new in box because i like that design. So is not the case to tell me what phone to use.

      • I’m not telling you what phone you use? Are you high? Clearly you can choose whatever phone you want. I was merely stating that it would be your choice to choose something that’s so old.

      • “Manufactured in 2013…” Saying that has no merit. It has everything to do with the hardware inside that’s being used, not when it’s made.

      • leart

        It has to do with money i pay, the hardware is old? Yes it is so give to the customer a compatible update or im wrong?

      • leart

        The iphone 4 was released more than 5 years ago hahaha. Nice one .
        You mean in the same time with iphone 3G hahaha

      • I meant to say 4 years. No need for the “humor”

      • leart

        I don’t have idea what you mean at all

      • leart

        This is why i bought a A4 device in 2014, i like to have a iphone able to walk through different firmwares 🙂
        This photo is from today.
        I don’t have problem to afford a newer device but the ip4 is the last that can downgrade

      • leart

        Actually i can afford a newer device, i have even a 4s, the reason why i bought a ip4 in 2014 is this photo if you can understand, its made today 🙂

  • onesimpleclik

    Those numbers will change drastically once an iOS8 jailbreak is out 😉

    • True, by then iOS 8 bugs would have been patched…

      • Slifur

        True! This 8.0.2 is buggy as hell! Good thing I can still go back to ios 8. Buggy but more stable the 8.0.2 sh1t

  • harmeet singh

    iOS 8 is making it hard for hybrid app developers to upgrade app compatible to it

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    Jailbreak ftw

  • Rick Kreuk

    I’m still on iOS 6 on my daily driver. I have no incentive to update to the ugly piece of crap that is iOS 7+.

    • Josh

      Then stay where you are.

  • ARUIZMART

    It’s all about jail-brake, whenever an OIS 8 jail-brake comes out I will up date.

  • Erik

    Staying jailbroken on the iPad air for now.. iOS 8 when 6 plus arrives.

  • Loay Al-wesi

    I believe users are over reacting for the 8.0.1 failure, I have upgraded to 8.0 when it was released, then to 8.0.2 few weeks after. Even though my iPhone is 4S, the performance didn’t really decline as everyone claims, it’s pretty much the same as iOS7 … but the main problem I’m facing, is that many apps I use on a daily basis (such as Whatsapp) aren’t yet updated to utilise the iOS 8 new features (such as quick reply)… but after all iOS 8 isn’t as bad as everyone shows it to be, I have been using it for weeks …

    • Chris Longden

      WhatApp’s will not be able to implement quick reply, that’s something that’s baked into the OS for the Messages app.

      The only thing they would be able to do it create interactive notifications that use buttons like the ones Apple demo’d.

      • Loay Al-wesi

        No problem, at least let them update Whatsapp to work well with iOS 8 and implement the interactive notifications (As Skype has already implemented few weeks ago in the 5.5 version), as well as the expandability and sharing features

  • Sokrates

    Who wants to ruin his/her iPhone 4s? What Apple is doing – constantly slowing older devices – is really not acceptable.

    • It’s not as bad as people are making out. I have iOS 8.0.2 installed on my iPad 3 and it works relatively well. Wifi and Bluetooth issues aside Safari is the only really issue I have with iOS 8, it’s a complete and utter mess…

    • iBanks

      You would probably be the first to cry about Apple being this and that had they not released the software update for legacy phones. You first must understand software and hardware to understand what it takes to process new/enhanced features. If your device doesn’t have the horsepower to handle many of the enhancements, of course it’s going to be a slower expeirence compared to an newer device.

  • wonderboydave

    I wonder how much of that percent is jb to ios 7.

  • Chris Longden

    I’m currently running the 8.1 beta and for me it doesn’t seem any less stable than what iOS 7 was, yeah the 8.0 release had a few minor issues but everything seems solid and smooth now.

  • Xee

    I will update to iOS 8 when there is a Jailbreak. Or I get an iPhone 6.

  • Matt

    Don’t wanna loose my JB

  • ClaudieX X

    I know… but I’m a maniac of waiting until 1% to recharge… so easy at night but so uncomfortable in the middle of the day.

    • Tbm2

      Haha, you are the first one to be disappointed about better batterylife 😀

      • ClaudieX X

        Just 6 more hours !!! hahaha… It’s OK, I can´t complain, if I complain I do it for no reason, for satisfaction only.

      • Tbm2

        Either 24 hours or nothing at all! :p

    • ClaudieX X

      by the way… some test of the video are unfair, for example… iOS 7 phone have not entered the google registration so its obvious that youtube home page is gonna open blazing fast.. because it only loading the sing in section, but the iOS 8 phone is already downloading the thumbs of the videos and the other internal things…

      • Tbm2

        Well, thats true!