Apple: 73% of users of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch iOS switched to 8




According to latest statistics site for developers App Store Distribution, operating system iOS 8 February 18 (154 days from the date of release) is set to 73% of mobile devices Apple. Last time Apple has published statistics proliferation of different versions of iOS two weeks ago . During this time, the share of “eight” grew by only 1%.


Rates of 8 iOS continue to yield indicators of iOS 6 and iOS 7 previous years. From conducted three months ago, the proportion of analysis “eight” increased by 20%. Possible reasons are not as rapid spread of iOS 8 are high demands on the amount of free space on the device, the error of the first versions and more devices earlier generations than in previous years.


The most rapid growth in recent years was observed during the Christmas holidays and after the release of iOS 8.1.3. Last update debuted in late January, requires less disk space.

Statistics taken from visits to Apple devices, App Store, but there are third-party companies and statistics. Mixpanel shows the proportion of iOS 8 at 75,74%, iOS 7 – 22.35% and 1.91% are older versions. Statistics Fiksu (which is based mostly on Europe and the United States) gives different results: 72% for iOS 8 against 80.9% for iOS 7 and 85.4% for iOS 6 after the same period of time after the release.


Despite the decline in the rate of adaptation of iOS 8, Apple with the stock ahead of its main competitor in terms of installing the latest version of the system. In January, seven weeks previously released Android 5.0 reached 1.6% of the total base of Android-devices. Thus, the three-month waiting for the appearance of the latest version of the system on their devices continues for the vast majority of their respective owners.

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