Is iOS 7 rebounding back – or is it just a statistical delusion?

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After slightly more than two months of availability, Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) newest OS version – the iOS 8 – is now installed on 63 (or 62, depending on source) percent of iOS, according to new numbers posted on Apple’s App Store support page for developers. Naturally, this isn’t getting updated as fast as with some older OS versions (iOS6 and iOS7) did but nevertheless it is steadily getting installed on a variety of different iOS devices.

According to Mixpanel, there is a bounce today in favor for iOS7 and iOS6 (and iOS8 getting down over two percentages from 64.68% to 62.43%). Naturally one day doesn’t mean anything but we found this interesting trend that haven’t happened before with iOS8 upgrades. For sure, next months will show growth for iOS8 adoption but what is the actual percentage of people that won’t update their devices with the latest beauty?

Mixpanel research

The iOS8 update has brought in a bunch of great new features, but there has been some hiccups getting the older devices run fine with the new version. We gathered some data from our Testdroid Cloud test runs last month against Android versions. But to make it even more compelling, here are the recent numbers for iOS6, iOS7 and iOS8:

iOS comparisons

You can find the older research summary about comparison of older iOS variants against older Android variants here.

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