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    Default iOS 8 is Now Installed on 73% of iOS Devices


    In the beginning of February, Apple updated its App Store Distribution Web site to show that iOS 8 had been installed on 72% of iOS devices around the globe. Following its usual two-week patterns, the Cupertino-based Apple has updated its Web site again to show some new figures.

    Apple's Web site is now indicating that 73% of iOS devices around the world are running iOS 8 already, which is a 1% increase from two weeks ago. The numbers, which were refreshed February 16th, also indicate that 24% of devices are running iOS 7 and that only 3% of devices are running iOS 6 or earlier.

    Recapping from two weeks ago, the number of devices running iOS 7 has decreased by 1% while the number of devices running iOS 8 has increased one percent, which points to the unanimous conclusion that the changes in this data refresh are due to iOS 7 users upgrading to iOS 8. Those on iOS 6 and earlier seem pretty stolid on their choice to stay where they are, as the data shows.

    In any case, iOS 8 adoption is still slower than iOS 7 was for those upgrading from iOS 6.

    As Apple continues selling more and more iOS 8 iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads, the numbers will continue to grow in iOS 8's favor. We'll just have to wait another two weeks to see by how much.

    Sources: Apple via iDownloadBlog
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 2015-02-17 at 11:36 PM.

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    Why is it these stats never disclose the fact that they count all the phones sold that came with iOS 8? It's always the same rubbish every year now. These stats would actually mean something if people actually were able to choose previous versions on new devices or on devices that were updated and can't downgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanjf View Post
    Why is it these stats never disclose the fact that they count all the phones sold that came with iOS 8? It's always the same rubbish every year now. These stats would actually mean something if people actually were able to choose previous versions on new devices or on devices that were updated and can't downgrade.
    Name me a phone company that allows users to use firmware that was not being used when the phone came out. That would mean having to completely redesign an old operating system every single year for no real reason. I can actually see and agree with allowing old phones to downgrade, but allowing an iphone 6 to go to iOS 7 just makes no sense whatsoever.

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    @SpidermanAPV I have personally seen some Android devices that were able to run an OS version that was older (though not by much usually) version than what it had at launch. At any rate, it doesn't change the fact that stats like these for ANY line of devices that can't run a prior version than the one being touted are useless and misleading. Especially when the maker of said devices actively goes out of their way to prevent people from being able to freely choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanjf View Post
    @SpidermanAPV I have personally seen some Android devices that were able to run an OS version that was older (though not by much usually) version than what it had at launch. At any rate, it doesn't change the fact that stats like these for ANY line of devices that can't run a prior version than the one being touted are useless and misleading. Especially when the maker of said devices actively goes out of their way to prevent people from being able to freely choose.
    I agree completely that you should be free to choose any firmware released for your phone, that's one of the beauties of Android. Phones that can run previous firmware are setup with custom ROMs, not company designed. Just felt I should say that.

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    Fair enough; point conceded.

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