ios 8 56 percent

The adoption rate for iOS 8 is slowly starting to pick up, according to Apple. As noted by MacRumors, the company tonight updated its developer portal with a new graph showing that the latest major revision of its mobile software is now on 56% of compatible devices.

This is good news for Apple, as the initial adoption rate for iOS 8 was embarrassingly low for a company that likes to tout the figure. In October, iOS 8 was believed to be installed on just 47% of compatible devices, compared to 70% for iOS 7 in the same time a year ago.

It’s not hard to guess what caused the mini spike in iOS 8+ adoption. Apple released iOS 8.1 last month with a number of bug fixes, resolving a lot of the concerns from 8.0.x. It’s also likely that the iOS 8 jailbreak encouraged a number of previous holdouts to update.

[Dev Center via MacRumors]

  • Umut Bilgiç

    I wonder what percentage of the adopters updated after the news of available jailbreak.

    • Guest

      Sure they did.

    • Niclas

      Probably around ½-1%

      • And I’m proud to be part of this percentage

      • Niclas

        Just to clear things up, ½-1% is a LOT of devices…

  • Alaric

    Of course it is because jailbreak for iOS 8 already exist. If not, I’m not sure will be up 60%. Thanks Pangu!

    • Well that and the new devices that come with it out of the box.

  • onesimpleclik

    I still wish I had never updated my 4S to iOS7 & now iOS8..
    It ran perfectly on iOS 6.1.3, but now it’s so sluggish 🙁

    • Capirexz

      New iOS needs new iOS device.
      Other words, Apple wants you to upgrade your iOS device(Like me).

      • onesimpleclik

        iOS7/8 turned me off buying a new iPhone

      • Same here. My 4s is my last iPhone.

    • rockdude094

      believe it or not my 5s was running unusually slow on iOS 8. I noticed it when I compared to my friends phone. I decided to restore it as a new phone and the speed increased overall.

  • leart


    • Guest

      wow you have no capacity anyway i understand why you arent upgrading your device would be unuseable hahaha

      • leart

        Dear Juschan (now guest), its a iPhone 4, i bought it just to use it on ios 6, but it cant go through ios 7 anyway

      • @dongiuj

        Can’t? My iPhone 4 was on ios7+…

  • @dongiuj

    Is this figure actually people upgrading their devices to ios 8+ or does this include iPhone 6/6+ devices too?

    • Cameron

      did you read the article? iOS 7 had a much larger adoption rate and had lots of bugs (more so than ios8) in the beginning. Not all smartphone users are exactly savvy, many would just update as they are told. But obviously the appeal of iOS 8 is not so great, since it looks the same as iOS 7 and how different iOS 6 is to ios 7.

      • @dongiuj

        I’m sorry, did you answer my question?

  • leart


  • Xee

    Well its going to take a lot longer to get to 60% Apple because you messed up the jailbreak with 8.1.1…

    Pangu iOS 8 jailbreak was the main reason I updated to iOS 8.

  • t00bie

    8.1 sucks, its full on bugs, just pain to use my device now!! Would downgrade right away 7.1.2 if possible! Shame on Apple..Steve rollin his grave already!

    • Chris

      If you’re finding bugs report them to Apple, complaining here isn’t going to get them fixed.

    • Niclas

      Yep, the amounts of bugs are embarrassing…
      7 was initially bad. 8 just bad all over. The two buggiest IOS releases in history was released without SJ…

      • Cameron

        It’s pretty much a trade of from the Steve jobs days of playing it safe and not really giving much new updates, as compared to now, big updates but having bugs everywhere. Honestly, I prefer the second option, the bugs are pretty tolerable and somewhat non existent to me

      • Niclas

        Not really, SJ was all about perfection. No matter if it was hardware or software.
        Big or small updates, the software had to be perfect (not that it ever was perfect but the approach made it better).

      • Chris

        You keep saying there are bugs, such as?

        I’ve had iOS 8 on both my iPhone and iPad since it was released without any issues so I would love to know what you’re referring to.

      • Niclas

        Not everyone experience all bugs, that is perfectly normal.
        Usually you experience more bugs the “hevier” the usage or if an power user.
        Bugs in IOS8 includes but is not limited to:
        Respring crashes
        Camera shortcut not working (black screen)
        Same as above with camera app
        Deleteing apps taking ~30sek (not actual deleting, waiting for the popup)
        Etc. I’m just getting started, but I’ve gotta get some shut eye now.
        PS. Restored iPhone 5S.
        Respring only happens to upgraded iPad AIR (still a bug though).

    • nonchalont

      I haven’t noticed any bugs in 8.1. Runs smooth and quick on my JB’en 5s. Ios 7 was way worst then ios 8 in my opinon.

    • mrgerbik

      Bugs? Which? Really, I’m not being snarky here. I finding 8.1 pretty stable on iP5

  • Jason Baroni

    The demand is expressive. It’s interesting to see how repulsive was the introduction of iOS 8, considering most Apple users are light users. It tells me avarage people are getting more information about software updates (and in this case, crashes and bugs).

  • pdrake007

    Isn’t this because people are holding onto their phones for a lot longer, so there’s now more handsets still running that cant actually install iOS8?

    • Juschan

      well no these are not in the statistics anymore i guess

  • Wesh

    Adoption rate definitely went up because of JB. It did for me at least.
    If apple is so concerned about adoption rates, that should leave some exploits open for jailbreakers, resulting in fast JB and fast adoption of new iOS. After that a minor update can close those holes up, and most default users will update and lose JB anyway.

  • justme

    because PANGU

  • justme

    I just say. iOS7/8 Music player on iPads is a completely Shame!
    I like much more the music player on iOS6 ( like iTunes player )

  • rockdude094

    I updated only b/c there is a jailbreak for it lol

  • Alberto Espinal

    Thanks to the jailbreak

  • Tony

    I’m still in 7.1.2. Was wondering if I should update to ios 8? Need some opinion