iOS 8 adoption rate 79 percent

Various versions of Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system are now running on 79 percent of devices in active use, as measured by the App Store on April 13, 2015. The freshest stats were churned out Tuesday from the App Store Distribution webpage publicly available on Apple’s portal for developers.

iOS 7 is now found on nineteen percent of devices, with earlier iOS versions running on two percent of iPhones, iPads and iPod touches in the wild.

Putting the figure in context, the iOS adoption rate has inched up just one percentage point from the 78 percent milestone reported two weeks ago. Back then, twenty percent of devices were running iOS 7.

That said, it’s clear that much of organic growth in terms of iOS 8 adoption comes from either new iPhone purchasers or existing owners of iOS 7-devices who have upgraded to iOS 8.

In the law of big numbers, every point counts.

And when you have nearly 800 million iPhones and iPads used in the wild, a single percentage point translates into tens of millions of new iOS 8 installs.

Source: Apple

  • Nathan

    I miss iOS 6 :(. It ran and looked better.

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Looked better? You got to be kidding me. There’s no doubt it ran much much better than current versions. It was buttery smooth but just go to YouTube and look at the design. It looks sooo outdated and boring. I miss iOS 6 too but i have to admit 7 was really better in comparision of design.

      • Dany Quirion

        it ran amazingly but god looks so ugly when i look at it now

      • MR. RIGHT

        too bad you don’t have any control on how things look on iOS

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Too bad you don’t have control on trolling Apple again and again. And losing again and again. 🙂

      • WolfgangHoltz

        Oh so you say Apple are trolls. Maybe you’re right, haven’t thought about it like that. But you probably right.

    • leart

      Read the note 😀

  • iPodDroid

    Gotta hope that iOS 9 improves the stability of the OS at the very least

  • leart

    Yeah the adoption rate is growing thnx to that nasty auto download…
    Currently my devices are: iPod 4 – 6.1.2, iphone 4 – 6.1.3, iPhone 4S – 7.1.1, ipad mini 1 – ios 6.1.3, except for iPod 4 that is running bad on ios 6, all the other devices are still very usable and lag free and with fantastic battery life

    • Dante Arellano

      So can you run the lates games like mortal combat x or the or hbo on ios 6

      • Manuel Molina

        Apple request that apps be updated and to adapt to iOS 8. This makes developers force out older users to update. If someone is on iOS 6 and want to update to iOS 7, they can’t in order to keep their apps working. They are forced onto the newer one, and in this case, it’s ios 8.

      • leart

        The main problem to be on ios 6 are new apps, it will be no support for sure, i saved tons of ipa that are compatible with ios 6 so for 1-2 year I’m fine.
        For the games is not a problem since like always, games are working even on ios 4.3 or ios 5

  • Rick Hart

    iPhone 6 8.1 here staying until another jailbreak comes out!! Only reason it that high is cuz apple makes you update for that dumb ass watch. I say that cuz I’m in construction and i do a lot of boating and it wouldn’t never hold up for me

  • WolfgangHoltz

    This sounds absolutely terrible, can’t anything be done to prevent this numbers to go up more…

  • Dante Arellano

    What you mean guys slow and ugry is better how ios6 can be better than ios 8+ on 64 iphone 6 or some is trying to say iphone 3 and 4 is better than iphone 6 plus?

  • Dante Arellano

    If your iphone has jb never never be stable

  • Blip dude

    Here’s an interesting thought: Why does this matter?? I mean, I know if I don’t like a specific post, simply ignore. But I’m really curious why it matters so much that people are updating to an OS??

  • Manuel Molina

    Does this add all the times when you take your phone on a previous iOS to the Apple Store, and they always recommend to fix an issue by doing an update to the newest iOS?

  • George

    Wow you actually didn’t compare to android for the first time ever.

  • moofer

    Other than new phone purchases and upgrades, is there some other way of getting iOS 8? Divine install?