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Apple iOS 8.0/8.1 usage now accounts for 60 percent of mobile devices

Apple's iOS 8/8.1 finally reaches 60 percent market share.

Published Sat, Nov 29 2014 8:22 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Apple iOS 8.0 and 8.1 is now installed on 60 percent of iPhone smartphones and iPad tablets, according to figures recently released by Apple. The November figure is an 8 percent increase since October, when just 52 percent of users had installed iOS 8.0/8.1 - as Apple continues to try to get users to upgrade.

Apple iOS 8.0/8.1 usage now accounts for 60 percent of mobile devices | TweakTown.com

There are still 35 percent of users running iOS 7 - which captured 78 percent adoption at its peak - but there are some significant hurdles users must deal with when trying to upgrade to the newest version of iOS. iOS 8 requires anywhere from 4.7GB up to 6.9GB of free space, so some users have found they need to begin uninstalling apps. In addition, the Over The Air download can be a major drag for users on slower connections.

Aside from those logistical issues, some iPhone 6 Plus owners complained of problems when they upgraded to iOS 8.0.1.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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