iOS 8 adoption appears to have tailed off, with consumers apparently unwilling to take the risk of updating iPhones and iPads after the software was beset by a series of problems.
According to Apple’s own figures, released on the developer pages of its website, iOS 8 is now on 47% of all iDevices. That’s the same proportion of phones and tablets using last year’s iOS 7.
Interestingly, it represents just a 1% rise on the number of iOS 8 users on September 21st. It was in the days after this that iOS 8.0.1 was launched, causing devices to lose mobile connections, drop Wi–Fi and generally slow down.
That update was pulled, only for the fix, iOS 8.0.2, to also come laden with bugs and flaws.
Those problems have yet to be patched, although hopes are high that an update that addresses them and adds support for Apple Pay will land later this month.
The emergence of the figures testifying to slow adoption rates for iOS 8 suggest consumers are unwilling to risk upgrading their devices, only to struggle with myriad faults which as yet Apple has not admitted exist.