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iOS 8’s adoption rate is abysmal

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Apple loves to tout how quickly people update to its newest software, but with iOS 8, many are choosing to hold back. The company’s own numbers show that only 1% of the iOS user base has upgraded to iOS 8 in the last two weeks. Only 47% of users are on iOS 8 vs. 46% the week of September 21st. Adoption rates usually slow down as time wears on, but these unusually low numbers indicate that many are choosing to not upgrade to iOS 8. Unfortunately, Apple has given a few reasons why that’s the case.

The latest figures from Apple show iOS 8 usage has grown just 1 percentage point in three weeks. Less than half of all compatible iPhones and iPads are now running Apple’s latest mobile operating system released in mid-September, the company’s developer pages show. Usage is now neck-and-neck between iOS 8 and iOS 7, the last major release, which also stands at 47 percent. The remaining 6 percent accounts for older devices which on the most part are not compatible with the latest software. The last time Apple reported its iOS 8 usage figures was on September 23, when usage rocketed to 46 percent in just four days. The iPhone and iPad maker could not be reached for comment. Apple says on its developer pages that it measures usage from App Store visits over a period of time. Figures are typically released every two or three weeks. iOS 8, which comes reinstalled on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, has been dogged with problems from its initial release.

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