Apple hasn’t quite had the easiest time with iOS adoption compared to past OS releases. From the start, adoption has been slower than iOS 7 and iOS 6, and as recently as a month ago, iOS 8 had appeared to hit a wall, sitting just under 50% of the iOS installed base. While the initial botched iOS 8.0.1 update couldn’t have helped, one ongoing factor is likely the large amount of storage space required for the update, which is simply too great for most 16GB iPhones.
Apple has released new adoption numbers today, showing that despite these issues, iOS 8 still moving towards penetration expected from a major release. As of November 10th, iOS 8 now sits at 56% of all iOS devices. iOS 7 has been bumped down to 40%, with the remaining 5% (numbers are rounded up, obviously) dedicated to sub iOS 7 devices.
The’s a 10% jump in the last month, which has likely been fuelled by the launch of Apple Pay as well as the Continuity features enabled with the release of OS X Yosemite. Apple updates the numbers every few weeks, so we’ll continue to track if the growth continues at a steady clip.