Apple today updated its iOS 8 adoption numbers to reflect that it is now running on 77% of iOS devices out there. The data was measured by Apple based on the devices that access the App Store on March 16, 2015.
iOS 7 adoption rate fell down to 20%, while earlier versions of iOS are still running on 3% of iOS devices that frequently access the App Store.
The data released by Apple at the beginning of this month showed iOS 8’s adoption rate at 75 percent. It is likely that the 2% boost in iOS 8’s adoption number must have been fueled by the release of iOS 8.2, which added support for Apple Watch and packed a number of bugfixes and stability improvements.
Despite coming with a number of major new features like Continuity and Extensions, the adoption rate of iOS 8 among consumers has been slow mainly due to the numerous reports of the OS being unstable and ridden with bugs. However, since the release of iOS 8 in September last year, Apple has worked hard on fixing these bugs by releasing iOS 8.1 and 8.2.[Via Apple]