iOS 8 now running on 46% of devices based on App Store usage

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Less than a week after the public release of iOS 8 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the latest App Store usage numbers reveal that the latest software update is now running on 46% of devices. The figure does not reflect all devices running iOS 8, but rather those that connected to the App Store at least once as measured on September 21st. Read ahead for a closer look. 

iOS 7 continues to maintain a majority share at 49% adoption, while iOS 6 and earlier versions account for 5% share. It is likely that the chart accounts for devices that are compatible with the iOS 8 software update, including the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad 2, iPad (third-generation), iPad (fourth-generation), iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display and iPod touch (fifth-generation), and older devices.

It would appear that iOS 8 is well on its way to being the leading software version running on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as Apple users have traditionally been very quick to update their devices. Prior to the release of iOS 8, over 90% of devices were running iOS 7 or later and the remaining 8% or so were on iOS 6 or earlier software versions. Comparatively, these numbers are much less fragmented than Android versions.

iOS 8 previously hit 30% adoption after over 10 million iPhone 6 units were sold during its launch weekend.

iOS 8 Usage Chart


iOS 8 is the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The software comes pre-installed on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, while it is available as a free update for other compatible devices. iOS 8 has several new features that make the mobile operating system much more open, including third-party keyboards, interactive notifications, Notification Center widgets and new developer APIs.

Have you updated to iOS 8 yet?

[via Apple Developer Support]