iOS 8 now on over half of Apple devices

iOS 8 has now been installed on more than half of Apple devices, up four per cent in two weeks

iOS 8 is now installed on more than half of Apple devices, it has been revealed via a new report on Apple's App Store developers support page.

As reported by MacRumours, Apple's newest operating system has been downloaded on 52 per cent of iOS devices, which is up by four per cent from numbers announced during Apple's October 16 event. At that point, CEO Tim Cook said that iOS 8 had been installed on 48 per cent of Apple devices.

This pushes iOS 7's share down to 43 per cent, with just five per cent using earlier operating systems on their phone, phablet or tablet.

iOS 8.1, designed to fix some of the bugs that had been widely reported by users, was released on October 20, which could explain the steady increase of adopters for the OS over a relatively short amount of time.

The upgrade included support for Apple Pay, the Camera Roll's return and more. Bugs plaguing Wi-Fi connection and screen rotation were also fixed with the update.

At the beginning of October, we reported that download figures for iOS 8 had been disappointing, as adoption rates appeared to have paused at just fewer than 50 per cent. At the same point in iOS 7's history, installation figures stood at 60 per cent, a milestone the new OS has yet to meet.

One of the major barriers seemed to be the sheer size of the update, which caused users to complain that they had had to wipe their devices before being able to install the update.

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