After Oct. 20, when Apple updated its mobile operating system to 8.1, iOS saw a spike in adoption. Thanks to such things as Continuity, iCloud Drive, iPhoto Library, and Apple Pay, users were ready to update. According to Apple’s developer webpage, since Oct. 5, has increased by five percent and passed the halfway mark to 52 percent. While still not as quickly adopted as iOS 7, Apple’s newest operating system is gaining steam.
Early adoption reports of iOS 8 showed that software download was at a crawl. Shortly after the launch, 46 percent of devices were running iOS 8, but that number only grew by one percent in the next three weeks.
Around the same time last year, when iOS 7 had been available for about a month, Apple reported that 64 percent of iOS devices were running the software. This year’s numbers are proving to be slower than before.