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  • Apple: iOS 8 Now Installed on 78% of its Mobile Devices


    The Cupertino-based Apple released new statistics on its App Store Distribution Web page on Tuesday showing off new numbers for the amount of the company's mobile devices that are now running iOS 8, Apple's latest and greatest iOS mobile operating system.

    Two weeks ago, Apple pegged iOS 8 running on 77% of its mobile devices globally, but the new numbers now show that 78% of Apple's mobile devices are running iOS 8.

    Notably, the amount of iOS devices running iOS 7 hasn't changed Ė it remains installed on 20% of devices in circulation; the change appears to be in the amount of mobile devices that are running an iOS version earlier than iOS 7, such as iOS 6. While two weeks ago, 3% of Apple's mobile devices were running an iOS version earlier than iOS 7, the new numbers now show that only 2% are.

    These statistics come from App Store usage on Apple's mobile devices, so it uses a relatively accurate measure for what the most popular installed operating system numbers are since just about everybody uses the App Store on their iOS device at one time or another.

    How many of you are still not on iOS 8?

    Sources: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple: iOS 8 Now Installed on 78% of its Mobile Devices started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Ambi_Valence's Avatar
      Ambi_Valence -
      Oh god this again.
      In other news, 95% of petrol vehicles are using unleaded. (Please ignore the fact that you canít get leaded petrol almost anywhere).
    1. jzhu625's Avatar
      jzhu625 -
      worst thread ever!
    1. jzhu625's Avatar
      jzhu625 -
      worst thread ever! perhaps i should approx 78% of people drive in this country? LOLZ
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      You know what annoys me more way more than these articles? The people who comment on these articles saying nothing except how it's not newsworthy. Just don't read it and move on instead of constantly bumping this to the top of latest posts. Apple updates this every two weeks. Just brace yourself every other Tuesday and get on with life.
    1. alanjf's Avatar
      alanjf -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpidermanAPV View Post
      You know what annoys me more way more than these articles? The people who comment on these articles saying nothing except how it's not newsworthy. Just don't read it and move on instead of constantly bumping this to the top of latest posts. Apple updates this every two weeks. Just brace yourself every other Tuesday and get on with life.
      The problem is that every single one of these stats ignores the fact that there isn't really any choice of version, not just with new devices, but with existing devices you also have very limited choices in downgrading (and only at the best of times before a signing window closes after a new version is released.)

      This wouldn't be so much of a problem if these stats would actually make some effort to make this clear, instead of attempting to portray the graph as reflecting voluntary choice.

      The leaded gas analogy above is actually quite spot on.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by alanjf View Post
      The problem is that every single one of these stats ignores the fact that there isn't really any choice of version, not just with new devices, but with existing devices you also have very limited choices in downgrading (and only at the best of times before a signing window closes after a new version is released.)

      This wouldn't be so much of a problem if these stats would actually make some effort to make this clear, instead of attempting to portray the graph as reflecting voluntary choice.

      The leaded gas analogy above is actually quite spot on.
      I actually agree. And the analogy was really accurate, but it was just as accurate as the last times that or similar analogies were posted. To see the same replies posted multiple times to the same threads over and over just drives me nuts.