In the five days following Apple’s release of its latest mobile operating system, the Cupertino, California-based company reported 46% of its mobile devices are running iOS 8.
Apple began rolling out iOS 8 on September 17, but many users faced issues downloading the update because it requires 5 GB of free storage (the actual download takes up about 1 GB). Furthermore, users who have updated have complained about a slew of bugs, including slower speeds when connected over Wi-Fi and waning battery life.
The latest iOS breakdown points to one of Apple’s strengths in mobile: Aside from the early adopters, 49% of devices are running iOS 7, and only 5% are on an earlier operating system. Google, in contrast, suffers from wide fragmentation, with only 24.5% of Android devices running its latest version of KitKat, released almost a year ago.AT