Apple’s iOS 8 is now installed on more than half of all iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, marking a breakthrough of sorts for Cupertino, which has struggled to release bug–free versions of the operating system.
Some 52% of users now have iOS 8 on their devices, compared with 43% using iOS 7 and 5% using an earlier version, the tech giant has confirmed.
That represents a 6% increase on the previously released numbers, seen on September 21st. The boost is likely due to the release of iOS 8.1, which brought a series of fixes and support for Apple Pay in the United States.
Customers took to Apple’s discussion boards to vent their fury with the early builds of iOS 8, which hampered mobile connectivity and caused Wi–Fi to drop out and Bluetooth to stop working. There were also issues with Apple’s new Health app.
Apple is already said to be testing iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3, most likely for the release of the forthcoming Apple Watch and rumoured iPad Pro respectively.
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