Last month when Apple released their next installment of their mobile operating system -iOS8, in just a week near about 46% of total iPhone users upgraded to iOS8 but that counter didn’t move more than a percent after that. So the question stands – Why Everyone’s Not Upgrading To iOS8.
James Cook of Business Insider believes that these numbers doesn’t reflect true stats because Apple uses a very unscientific method for measuring total users who have upgraded to iOS8. Apple measures total number of users (running iOS8) who have accessed the app store in a given time-frame but there are users who don’t download a single app in months.
There could be many reasons why iDevice users aren’t upgrading, one of the biggest factors could be the first version of the update which made the devices unable to connect to cellular networks or use the fingerprint sensor. Although the update was pulled-off within hours and a new version iOS 8.0.2 was released to fix the bugs, yet it affected approximate 40,000 users in that minute time-frame. The fact that this update unlike iOS7 is not a major redesign could also make the users thinking twice about upgrading.
As of today Apple have stopped signing iOS7 so be very much sure whether you want to upgrade or not. After this, downgrading to iOS7 would also be hectic.
So let’s wait and see, when the percentage of devices running iOS8 reaches a decent mark.