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iOS 8 now installed on 81 percent of iOS devices

by Todd Haselton | April 29, 2015April 29, 2015 6:00 pm PST

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Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 8, is now installed on 81 percent of all iOS devices, according to the latest figured published by Apple. That’s a respectable jump from March 18, when iOS 8 was installed on 77 percent of all iOS devices. It’s likely the increase is due to sales of new products, whether iPads or iPhones, that run the newer operating system.

iMore, however, suggests that iOS 8 is still off to a much slower start than iOS 7 in the same time period. The site said that iOS 7 was installed on 87 percent of all iOS devices at the same time period last year, and it’s unclear why the adoption of iOS 8 is slightly slower. 17 percent of iOS users are still running that older operating system, while another 2 percent are running an even more antiquated version.

iOS 8 will likely remain the prominent version of iOS until a new version is announced, perhaps during WWDC in June.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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