Initial iOS 8 Adoption Rate Slower Than iOS 6 and iOS 7

Initial iOS 8 Adoption Rate Slower Than iOS 6 and iOS 7

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Initial iOS 8 adoption rates seem to be lagging behind both iOS 6 and iOS 7, according to various tracking sites.

Tapjoy's research which reaches over 200 million iOS users a month shows that iOS 8 adoption is significantly slower than iOS 7. After 18 hours available iOS 8 is at a 6% adoption rate, compared to iOS 7, which was at 12%. According to their data, 6.6% of iPhone owners are using iOS 8, compared to 7.6% of iPod and 3.9% of iPad owners.

A quick look at the numbers tells an interesting story. For instance, while it took approximately seven hours for iOS 7 to reach 10% adoption, which was twice as fast as it took iOS 6 to reach that level of penetration, iOS 8 stands at under 6% eighteen hours after its initial availability, while iOS 7 was at 12% after the same time period.

Mixpanel on the other hand has current usage rates at iOS 8 14.75% and iOS 7 at 81.6%.Finally, Fiksu has a graph that shows 'hours since release.' Relative to prior iOS launches, iOS 8 reached 9.48% adoption, while iOS 7 was at 19.4% and iOS 6 was at 12.42%. All these percentages are iOS adoption rates 21 hours from their initial release.

There could be a number of reasons why iOS 8 has seen slower adoption rates. iOS 7 was filled with hype by consumers as it brought an entire new look and feel for the first time to iOS. In addition, iOS 8 requires up to 6GB of free space to install the update OTA, which could cause some people to hold off on an update.

Initial iOS 8 Adoption Rate Slower Than iOS 6 and iOS 7

Initial iOS 8 Adoption Rate Slower Than iOS 6 and iOS 7

Initial iOS 8 Adoption Rate Slower Than iOS 6 and iOS 7

Hijglander - September 20, 2014 at 6:03am
I've actualy reverted back to 7.1.2 because iOS 8 slows my iPhone 5 down.
Ren - September 20, 2014 at 11:10am
Mine works perfect on my 16gb space gray 5s.
Hijglander - September 21, 2014 at 11:30pm
Lucky you. I think every iPhone below yours shouldn't update right now. I have had delays when texting and weird screen sizings in various apps when using ios8.
Peter - September 19, 2014 at 2:01am
Although there are difficulties the slow download would be the big blocker. I upgraded 1 phone at about 2:30 ET and it took 2 hours. Had another to do when I got home at 7:00 and the file download was estimated to be 7 hours. I gave up on that one for now. Comparing percentages is rather a bad comparison at this point when the absolute number has swamped the Internet.
Steve Gates - September 19, 2014 at 12:40am
Btw iClarified needs to update their app because it's annoying having the text all the way up behind the icons ( carrier, clock, battery...)
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