iOS 8 is now installed on 68% of iPhones and iPads, with Apple seeing a rise in the number of users of its latest software over the Christmas and New Year period.
The official figures show that iOS 7 is now only used by 29% of iPhone and iPad owners, with just 4% on older editions of the platform.
The number represents a 5% jump on December and 12% rise compared to November, when concerns about the operating system’s stability were still rife.
At the time, users were complaining that installing iOS 8 on older products was causing excessive battery drain, Wi–Fi connectivity issues and dropped Bluetooth connections. These complaints, while still numerous, appear to have dropped off with the release of a series of updates by Apple.
Apple is expected to release iOS 8.2 to coincide with the release of its Apple Watch, possibly in early March. iOS 8.3 has been mooted for release around the same time as a rumoured new 12.2–inch iPad.
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