The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus raked in over 10 million sales over the weekend, Apple officially announced. Now that there are more iPhones out there, all of which run iOS 8 right out of the box, adoption numbers have obviously started to rise.
On September 18, it was reported that iOS 8 adoption was trending slower than it had with the release of iOS 7. These results, which were tracked by several different sites across the web, came just one day after the launch of iOS 8 into the public, but one day before the official launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. So unsurprisingly, following the weekend sales these same sites have released their tracking information, keeping an eye on iOS 8 as it begins to trend upwards.
As reported by 9to5Mac, these sites include Chitika, Mixpanel, Appsee and Fiksu. The results, across the board, show that iOS 8 is trending around 30 percent adoption rate at this point. While not very high, the more telling number is that it’s trending lower than the 50% adoption rate of iOS 7 the year before, over the same period of time. As noted last week, the changes in iOS 7 from an aesthetic perspective might have been enough to get more people interested in downloading the update a year ago, while the changes in iOS 8 — while massive and impressive all on their own — are mainly under the hood.
It could also come down to the fact that iOS 8 needs quite a bit of space to even get installed on an older device.
There’s also the fact that these sites are also tracking that iPhone 6 is trending more often than the iPhone 6 Plus. Indeed, it was hard for many people to find an iPhone 6 Plus out in the wild, and even shipping dates for the device quickly fell well behind the iPhone 6.
Did you upgrade to iOS 8 on an older device? Or did you wait (or still waiting) for a new iPhone?[via 9to5Mac]