Apple: 56% of iPhone and iPad went on iOS 8




Operating System iOS 8 lags far behind the rate of distribution from previous releases, according to official statistics Apple. Over the last two weeks of the share of new mobile platform for iPhone and iPad has increased by only 4%.


November 12 at the official website of Apple, reflects the statistics of visitors online catalog App Store, there updated data on the distribution of iOS 8. Of these, it follows that to date, 56% of users of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch got to this version of the operating system. Thus, for two weeks the proportion of OS grew by only 4%.

Increasing the share of iOS 8 was made possible mainly due to iOS 7. In particular, the “seven” lost 3% and 40% was limited in the final statistics. One point lost earlier version of the mobile operating system whose overall result is now 5%.

Company Fiksu, engaged in research of the mobile market, says that for the first 18 hours on iOS 8% of users have moved 7.92 iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, compared to 17% for iOS 7 last year. The research firm Mixpanel, provides online graphic adaptation of the new platform, claims that the propagation velocity of iOS 8 lags behind its predecessor almost three times.

To reduce the speed of updating to iOS 8 could affect a number of factors, including the lack of support for iPhone 4 smartphones, which are very popular. In addition, users who want to upgrade their iPhone and iPad «on air”, ie, without connecting to a computer with iTunes, must before downloading and installing the software platform remove a multitude of applications. Get rid of installed programs requires an OS that is not enough room to unpack all the necessary components for installation.


If the gadget on which you install iOS 8, has sufficient memory, the installation goes smoothly. However, owners of 16-gigabyte iPhone and iPad, «slaughtered” the eyeballs need to remove the application. A device with a memory capacity of 8 GB update without connecting to a computer is virtually impossible.

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