iOS 8 adoption rate stagnation

On September 23rd, Apple reported an adoption rate of 46% for iOS 8.

As of October 5th (this past Sunday), Apple’s official numbers show that, in the ensuing weeks, the adoption rate crept up to only 47%. Interestingly, the iOS 7 rate went down from 49% to 47% (as you might expect), but the pre-iOS 7 adoption number actually increased from 5% to 6%.

The stagnation might be due to the public issues surrounding the iOS 8 release, including bugs that kept the Health App from running, as well as concern that adoption of iOS 8 might cause problems with iCloud Drive data.

Apple’s self-reported numbers are reflected by the most recent data from MixPanel (via MacRumors).