Apple released iOS 8.4 last week with the much-awaited Apple Music. The streaming service seems to have had the desired effect, and the update s adoption rate has been quite impressive.
While Apple hasn t revealed any official numbers, Mixpanel which tracks OS adoptions, claims that iOS 8.4 has been adopted by up to 40 percent of devices. The number is quite impressive considering it was simply a point upgrade and not an entirely new operating system. To put this number into perspective, according to the Android dashboard numbers Lollipop 5.1 runs on just 0.8 percent of devices.
It is quite clear that one of the major factors behind such numbers is Apple Music. The company s first music streaming service has been under the spotlight ever since its release. Launched in 100 countries, including India, it boasts a collection of 30 million songs as well as other services like the world s first 24/7 global radio called Beats 1.
Apple Music is currently available for users as a free trial for three months. Post that, users in India will have to pay Rs 120 per month for individual accounts, and Rs 190 per month for a family account (up to six members) is priced at Rs 190 per month.