iOS 8 Already Installed On Nearly Half Of All iOS Devices

iOS 8 Already Installed On Nearly Half Of All iOS Devices

iOS8 was released last Wednesday, and according to an Apple developer page, 46% of all devices capable of running it have been upgraded, with 49% running the previous version (iOS7) leaving just 5% of devices running anything older – a sign that Apple is successfully getting people to upgrade their devices on a 2 year cycle.

Of the iOS devices already running iOS 8, more than 10 million are iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units that have sold during Apple’s iPhone 6 launch weekend

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO said:

Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier. We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin.

It’s not entirely plain sailing for Apple though, as an increasing number of users are reporting issues with battery life and WiFi connectivity after upgrading to iOS8.

“One user said that the Wi-Fi speed keeps dropping on an iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPhone 5S after upgrading to Apple latest mobile operating system.”

There has been no official response from Apple on this, and there most probably won’t be. Any fix will be quietly rolled out as a point update while Apple keeps the headlines on the number of units sold.

This post was written by Rob Gordon, an IT geek, gadget lover and blogger. Rob has been using the internets since 1994 when the only streaming video was that coffee pot in Cambridge (rip).... Follow Rob on Twitter - @robgordon - about.me/robgordonuk