The newest version of Apple's mobile OS didn't get off to as fast a start as its predecessor, but it's picking up steam.
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The new figure shows steady but slow growth from the 46 percent reported by Apple more than a month ago.
The percentage of users updating to Apple's latest mobile OS has remained virtually flat since September 21, which was four days after its release.
A mobile analytics firm pegs iOS 8's adoption rate at 44.5 percent since launch 20 days ago. By contrast, iOS 7 had reached nearly 70 percent adoption over the same period last fall.
The latest version of Apple's mobile OS isn't yet gaining the traction that its predecessor did last year. Why might that be?
Following its official launch Wednesday, Apple's new mobile OS has already shot up the ranks, according to mobile analytics firm Mixpanel.
Only 7 percent of iPhone buyers polled by analyst Gene Munster intend to buy Apple's upcoming smartwatch, down from 8 percent in September.