Apple seems to be breaking record after record. After they announced that the over 10 million of iPhone 6 units were sold in just three days, the Cupertino-based company came with even more numbers: the iOS 8 adoption rate is higher than expected.
Even though it was launched just a few days ago, it’s already present on over 46% of the compatible iOS devices. Still, the complaints were present this time too, as some users had to deal with bugs, while others are hurrying to downgrade to iOS 7.1.2 while it’s still possible.
This last category is apparently waiting for an update for iOS 8, which will fix some of the current issues. Also, the 5.9 GB of required space to install Apple’s latest mobile operating system is also a possible impediment, as some users need to delete apps, photos or documents in order to have enough free space to get the OTA iOS 8 update.
Compared to Google’s Android, whose latest version, KitKat, is present only on 25% of the devices, Apple’s biggest advantage is that the latest iOS updates are available for all supported devices as still as it’s released. which explains the 46% of iOS 8 devices. Right now, most Android phones are using Jelly Bean, while over 20% of users are still on Ice Cream Sandwich or Gingerbread, due to the wide variety of phones, most of them old models, which are not able of running newer versions. Still, Google hopes that this issue will be fixed as soon as Android L will be released.