• Adoption of Apple's New iOS 8 Reportedly Not As Impressive As Previous iOS Updates



    iOS 8 was just released to the public yesterday afternoon, and a good number of you guys even updated as soon when you had the chance while others stayed with iOS 7 and their jailbreak.

    While Apple touts iOS 8 to be the "Biggest iOS Release Ever," it does appear to have a slower adoption rate than both iOS 6 and iOS 7. Fiksu has an interactive graph on their iOS 8 tracker Web page that shows the adoption rate in percent (%) for the first few hours of the new mobile operating system's release, shown above.

    In the first 20 hours, iOS 8 has been installed on only 8.73% of recorded devices, which compares to iOS 7 being installed on 18.49% of recorded devices in the first 20 hours, and iOS 6 being installed on 11.26% of recorded devices in the first 20 hours. iOS 5 was only installed on 7.43% of recorded devices in the first 20 hours, illustrating that iOS 8 is scaling in between the adoption rates of iOS 5 and iOS 6.

    Fiksu gets its information from applications that use the available Fiksu SDK, which reports in-app events including app launches, in-app purchases, and registrations. Information is sampled hourly and Fisku then filters the samples based on device type to get their numbers.

    Sources: Fiksu
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Adoption of Apple's New iOS 8 Reportedly Not As Impressive As Previous iOS Updates started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      I say it's because iOS 7 was a whole rewrite/redesign and this wasn't. Jmo
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      I think it has something to do with the abnormally long download times yesterday. A lot of people likely just decided, "you know what... I'll wait."
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I think it has something to do with the abnormally long download times yesterday. A lot of people likely just decided, "you know what... I'll wait."
      Very true! Forgot about the downloading issues. Oyyy!!!
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      I say it's because iOS 7 was a whole rewrite/redesign and this wasn't. Jmo
      My thoughts exactly.
    1. ProfessorJack's Avatar
      ProfessorJack -
      it took me less than a hour to find 3 bugs
      2 are from the apple app store
      also in my basket i had 2 orders i had not even made
      luckily i stopped these order's just in time
      this was only on the IOs 8 one device that i have it installed on not showing the same problems on mavericks Yosemite Mac
      that's a strange one that is
    1. MoarCowbell's Avatar
      MoarCowbell -
      Many of the useful features aren't available until Yosemite is released.
    1. 8lias's Avatar
      8lias -
      Plenty of people are getting the new iPhones so there's no reason to update the current phone if they are going to trade them in anyway.
    1. valkraider's Avatar
      valkraider -
      While I updated our family's six devices yesterday, I think the uptake is influenced by:

      1. A lot of people planning on trading in their phones for the iPhone 6. Why go through the hassle of updating for only a few days of use?

      2. Download times, and iCloud login issues made things tough yesterday.

      3. These updates require 4 to 7 GB of free space to install OTA. Our 16GB iPhones 5S models needed 5.8GB free and I couldn't delete enough stuff to get that much free space. I had to get to a computer and update through iTunes.

      4. Many more people were running the 8 beta which may change how rapidly they install the final release. Maybe?

      5. Our company sent out a big notice this week telling users not to install until we get our apps done with their iOS 8 compability work. There are more and more corporate users of iOS every year and corporations usually frown on updating on Day 1.
    1. Dizzy714's Avatar
      Dizzy714 -
      Probably because it requires 5.8Gb's to update OTA, bet that's why - ton of people unable to update because they don't have enough space.
    1. Answer1o1's Avatar
      Answer1o1 -
      It's because most people bought the new phones. Once those come in that will shoot up
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      My thoughts exactly.
      I think so too. While iOS 8 adds some cool new features, the look is the same as 7.

      Looking forward to checking it out myself tomorrow when my iP6 arrives!
    1. bry2k2's Avatar
      bry2k2 -
      Like all other versions, its useless until Jailbroken.
    1. Silvio6's Avatar
      Silvio6 -
      Wait, most people are on iphone 4 and cant upgrade. Is this taken into consideration in this graph ?
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silvio6 View Post
      Wait, most people are on iphone 4 and cant upgrade. Is this taken into consideration in this graph ?
      Most iPhone users have the 4?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silvio6 View Post
      Wait, most people are on iphone 4 and cant upgrade. Is this taken into consideration in this graph ?
      A very small percentage of people are on the iPhone 4.
    1. Silvio6's Avatar
      Silvio6 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      A very small percentage of people are on the iPhone 4.
      Does anyone have numbers/source ?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silvio6 View Post
      Does anyone have numbers/source ?
      It's 4 years old, and Apple has broken the sales record of the iPhone 4 for the last four years of iPhone sales. How many more numbers do you need?
    1. talkin73's Avatar
      talkin73 -
      I also think there were a lot of average non-power users that felt burned by the massive appearance changes in iOS 7. Wouldn't shock me if there is a decent contingent of folks who don't really know much about the details of iOS 8 (unlike the folks on this site) who don't want to go through a big change again in their device appearance and function and just said no to the update. Once bitten, twice shy.

      We know that it will look and work similar, just with many new features under the hood. I'd venture most iPhone users don't really have that level of understanding.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by talkin73 View Post
      I also think there were a lot of average non-power users that felt burned by the massive appearance changes in iOS 7. Wouldn't shock me if there is a decent contingent of folks who don't really know much about the details of iOS 8 (unlike the folks on this site) who don't want to go through a big change again in their device appearance and function and just said no to the update. Once bitten, twice shy.

      We know that it will look and work similar, just with many new features under the hood. I'd venture most iPhone users don't really have that level of understanding.
      I think that would actually be an extremely small number. It doesn't take much work to go to Apple and see what it says the difference is.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Aside from the major redesign in iOS 7, all the other adoption rates are within 3%.

      I think the only thing that chart shows is that major redesigns get lots of interest. I guess that shouldn't be a big surprise.
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