iOS 8 adoption slows to a crawl

It appears that the usually swift adoption of new iOS releases has hit a bump in the road. Apple’s own tracking data is showing that customers have been slow to upgrade to iOS 8.
iOS 8 is currently installed on 47 percent of registered devices that visit the Apple Store. This is just a one-percentage point increase from September 23 when we last reported on iOS 8’s adoption. The 47 percent figure is also well behind iOS 7, which had already captured a 60 percent share at this time in its lifecycle.

Apple released iOS 8 in mid-September ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Things started taking a turn for the worse, however, with the release of iOS 8.0.1 just a week later. The update was meant to address a few bugs in the initial release of iOS 8, but ended up disabling Touch ID and crippling cellular connectivity for iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus users.
A few days later, Apple released iOS 8.0.2 to address the issues that it caused with iOS 8.0.1.
It probably also doesn’t help that those with 8GB or 16GB iOS devices have had to delete photos and/or apps in order to install the iOS 8 update — iOS 8 update requires roughly 5.7GB of free space just to install (up to 7GB on some models of the iPad).

Source: Apple

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