iOS 8 is installed on 60 percent of iPhones and iPads despite persistent problems

APPLE HAS REVEALED that iOS 8 is now installed on 60 percent of iPhones and iPads, despite problems persisting with the operating system.


Apple's App Store Distribution webpage reveals the new figure, which is up from 52 percent at the end of October.



iOS 8's growing adoption has seen iOS 7's share slip. Some 35 percent of iPhones and iPads are still running last year's version, compared with 43 percent towards the end of last month.


The number of people running older iOS versions hasn't budged since last month. Apple revealed that five percent of iDevices have yet to move past iOS 6.


The figures for iOS 8 will perhaps come as a surprise to many, as people are still complaining of problems with Apple's latest software release, iOS 8.1.1.


Many are reporting that iOS 8 has borked their handset's storage. Multiple people told The INQUIRER that their iPhone has been throwing up the message that 'Storage is almost full' since installing the latest software. The problem persists even when some free space has been made on the device.


Others have bemoaned that iOS 8 has caused WiFi and Personal Hotspot difficulties, complaining that they are struggling to hold a stable connection and that tethering is no longer an option.


Some have also claimed that iOS 8 and its subsequent updates have caused battery drain and random rebooting.


A report at Gotta Be Mobile claims that Apple is allowing users to downgrade to iOS 8.1 as a result of the glitches.


Apple has yet to comment. ยต


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