In contrast to past numerical releases of iOS, iOS 8 is getting off to a bit of a slow start. As data from both Mixpanel, Chitika and Tapjoy illustrate, iOS 8 is clawing for its share of the iOS pie but isn't quite pulling it off as well as its predecessors.
There are likely multiple factors that play into this:
- iOS 8 isn't a massive visual upgrade like iOS 7 was.
- With record-breaking pre-orders for the iPhone 6/6 Plus, fewer people care about downloading an update when they'll be replacing the phone entirely in a matter of days.
- The iOS 8 update required more space to install than its predecessors, which could have stopped some users in their tracks.
- Installs that began may have been timing out (it took me two tries on both my iPhone and iPad).