Apple released iOS 8 on September 17, and in less than a week the new mobile operating was installed on 46 percent of devices. Apple today updated its support page for developers, and in the last two weeks, the operating system s share has only risen one percent. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing endsAlso Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
In almost three weeks, Apple s new operating system has been installed on 47 percent of devices. The one percent increment in two weeks is rather slow, and as a result of which, iOS 8 is now lagging behind iOS 7 and many other previous versions of the operating system in terms of adoption rate, which was easily above 50 percent mark. Apple estimates this number by clocking the number of visitors to the App Store. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android
The slow adoption rate could be because of the size of the update file itself which is about 1GB, and additionally requires over 5GB of free space on the device. This space issue is more concerning for those who sport an 8GB variant of iPhone. Alternatively, one can obviously connect the phone to the computer and upgrade through iTunes software, though that usually requires more bandwidth as users end up downloading more data.
The second reason could be the annoyance the first update caused. iOS 8 didn’t come with Health apps, and the iOS 8.0.1 update which was supposed to patch bugs instead botched the cellular connectivity and Touch ID sensors on some phones. Apple is expected to release the first major update to the operating system, iOS 8.1 later this month.