“As always, with an iOS update, there is an initial rush of users to the new operating system, and 46% of iOS users had updated as of September 21. However, since then, upgrades have stagnated, with a mere 1% of users updating in the past two weeks,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Kirkville.
“Part of this could be the fact that Apple’s first iOS 8 update – iOS 8.0.1 – caused serious problems for tens of thousands of early adopters,” McElhearn writes. “Personally, I’m taking a step back from the early adoption of my main iOS devices; that debacle was problematic in many ways, and is a sign that Apple is trying to do too much, too quickly. I no longer trust Apple’s quality assurance teams as I did in the past.”
“Apple needs to slow down, make sure that things work, and stop rushing out new hardware, and new operating systems, just to meet their numbers,” McElhearn writes. “It’s time for the company to take a step back and focus on the quality that we used to expect from Apple.”
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MacDailyNews Take: iOS 8.0.1 certainly didn’t help iOS 8 adoption, but we also believe many users are still waiting for their new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and therefore eschewed upgrading their current iPhones to iOS 8. The popularity of iPhone 6/Plus and the backorders are a contributing factor to the slower ramp for iOS 8 adoption.
And, yes, Apple does need to focus on the quality that we expect from Apple.
Apple iOS 8 adoption around 50%, iPhone 6 adoption sets record – October 6, 2014
Apple says iOS 8 adoption already at 46% – September 23, 2014