iOS 8 adoption rate climbs to 56%


Apple has just posted the updated iOS app distribution data on its developer website, which shows that iOS 8 is now running on nearly 56% of iOS devices out there. It has been nearly two months since Apple released the first version of iOS to the public. 

Compared to the distribution data released by Apple in October, iOS 8 share grew from 47% to 56% mainly because of the release of iOS 8.1 that contained a number of bug-fixes, performance improvements and support for Apple Pay. The data is calculated over a two-week ending on November 10, 2014.

iOS 8 adoption rate has been slower than previous releases of iOS mainly due to the number of bugs and missing features it had at launch. The iOS 8.0.1 update did not help matters much as it broke the phone and Touch ID functionality for all iPhone owners after the update.

While iOS 8 comes pre-installed on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the new iPad(s), it is also compatible with the iPhone 5s/5/5c/4S and all the previous generation of iPads up to the iPad 2.