After almost three weeks of availability, Apple’s iOS 8 operating
system is now installed on 47 percent of devices, according to new
numbers posted on Apple’s App Store support page for
That marks a very slight increase in adoption over the past two
weeks, as back on September 21, iOS 8 was installed on 46
percent of devices. 47 percent of iOS users continue to stick to
iOS 7, possibly due to a number of bugs that have plagued the
launch of iOS 8.
Very worrisome — a canary-in-the-coal-mine indicator that casual users no longer trust Apple with major iOS updates. Last year the number for iOS 7 adoption was in the 70s in October, which was a faster adoption rate than iOS 6 the year prior.