While iOS 8 adoption looks a little anemic compared to last year's iOS 7, OS X Yosemite buy is high. From Tim Cook's perspective, it's all good, very good

While iOS 8 adoption looks a little anemic compared to last year’s iOS 7, OS X Yosemite buy is high. In fact, the view from Tim Cook’s corner office — Mister Humble probably doesn’t have a corner office — must be pretty darned good.

Since Apple released iOS 8.1 Update, which made Apple Pay (US only) as well as Hand Off and Continuity (Mac with OS X Yosemite required) available, adoption has again begun increasingly. However, as previously noted, iOS 8 adoption lags iOS 7 adoption by 40 to 60 percent.

While iOS 8 adoption looks a little anemic compared to last year's iOS 7, OS X Yosemite buy is high. From Tim Cook's perspective, it's all good, very good

Of course, all of this angst when viewed from the Android side of the smartphone universe seems perhaps a little silly. How’s that? Android 4.4 KitKat was released more than a year ago and still hasn’t hit anything close to 50 percent adoption.

Compared to KitKat, iOS 8 is way ahead — perspective is everything.

OS X Yosemite vs iOS 8 Adoption: A Lot Ahead

While iOS 8 adoption looks a little anemic compared to last year's iOS 7, OS X Yosemite buy is high. From Tim Cook's perspective, it's all good, very good
On the subject of perspective, the view from Tim Cook’s CEO office is getting better and better with each passing quarter. Apple’s fiscal fourth quarter saw the company post record Q4 iPhone sales and a new all-time quarterly Mac unit volume record.

In fact, Mac sales growth has outpaced Windows PC sales every quarter but one for the last eight plus years. Perspective? Apple’s Macintosh entered the international PC top five for the first time ever.

That said, it is perhaps unsurprising that adoption of the company’s latest desktop operating system release also set a new high mark. Like 2013’s OS X Mavericks, OS X Yosemite is available for free and offers a modest collection of new features.

While iOS 8 adoption looks a little anemic compared to last year's iOS 7, OS X Yosemite buy is high. From Tim Cook's perspective, it's all good, very good

The day OS X Yosemite was released, more than 1 percent of total North American Mac OS X-based Web traffic was already being generated by users of the new version. This is more than double the North American adoption rate of Mavericks or Mountain Lion going into their respective release dates — Chitika

So, what’s your view of Apple’s desktop and mobile operating system rollout? OS X Yosemite is, of course, going quite. Do you think iOS 8 adoption a big laggy?

Inquiring minds want to know…

Federighi: Wired, Top Image: AVG

8 COMMENTS

  1. I have a 5s count me as one who will never make the mistake of downloading a new iOS. After the 7 made my iphone 4 all but useless and got no help from apple or the sanctimonious apple community. I have a fully functioning 5s and it continue to be problem free because am done with updates

  2. Oddly enough, iPhone 5s owners are reporting very few problems. At the very least, if I were you, I’d wait for iOS 8.1.1, which is due any day now.

  3. iOS adoption rate remains the key reason why I choose to develop for iOS over Android. It allows me to have a better then good idea of the software my potential users will be running, and Apples management of fragmentation is admirable to say the least.

    I would expect more users to update as more apps with iOS 8 integration features (like app extensions) hit the market.

  4. I own an iPhone 5s, and my wife has an iPhone 5. Upgrading both phones was easy, and with ZERO problems!

    We are both loving iOS 8, especially with all the benefits of Continuity and Handoff on OS X Yosemite.

    If someone with a compatible iPhone is reporting running into problems installing iOS 8, there might be two reasons:

    1. They interrupted the installation, or installed iOS 8 over a damaged operating system. The solution is simple… Do a restore, and install again.

    2. The other possibility, is that it is known that some trolls are just being dishonest about even owning an iPhone, and make up fictitious complaints about their non-existent iPhone.

    In other words, if there are any REAL iPhone owners out there who have had a bad installation of iOS 8, they are very few in comparison to the tens of millions of people who are enjoying iOS 8 on their iPhones, AND for those bad installations it is VERY SIMPLE to reinstall iOS 8 to solve any problems.

    And as for chris9465 who claims he “got no help from apple or the sanctimonious apple community”… if anyone is being “sanctimonious” chris9465, it is definitely YOU!

  5. Access to the most current APIs and security really helps. The same reasons I develop for the Mac.

  6. Yosemite was prematurely released, it should have been held back another three months. The lag and performance hits, brings even the fastest Macs to their knees.

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