iOS 8 Adoption Rate Spikes Up To 81 Percent
Apple’s App Store Distribution page showed us how Apple was faring well as iOS 8 has now seen an adoption rate of 81 percent. The figure is referred to as the percentage of all iOS devices that visited Apple’s App Store on Monday, April 27.
Since its launch in September last year, iOS 8 adoption came off pretty slow, as it was packed with bugs and jailbreakers were having a good time out of it. But then Apple hit back this April with the iOS 8.3 update which fixed over 40 bugs and added even more features, leading to a boon in the adoption rate.
Apple’s analysis counts devices that have upgraded to iOS 8 and brand new iOS devices, so the 61.2 million in iPhone unit sales that Apple reported obviously contributed to the higher adoption rate.
The 81 percent adoption rate depicts a gradual but constant gain for iOS 8 adoption from the 79 percent reported by Apple two weeks ago and the 77 percent revealed in March. Mobile analytics firm Mixpanel showed an 83.6 percent adoption rate for iOS 8 on Monday.
While iOS 8 enjoys more user base, iOS 9 must be in Apple’s pipeline right now. As per keeping its trend, the Cupertino company announces its new iOS version at the WorldWide Developers Conference, which is scheduled to start on June 8 this year. Unsurprisingly, Apple has been tight lipped about its plans for iOS 9, but several reports reveal that the iOS 8 successor will focus more on stability and performance than on new features.