Apple's iOS 8 is less than a day old and has already passed a 14 percent adoption rate, according to data from Mixpanel.
As of 6 a.m. PT Thursday, iOS 8 showed an adoption rate of 14.22 percent on the mobile analytics firm's chart. As of the mobile operating system's launch at 10 a.m. PT Wednesday, Mixpanel showed a 0.53 percent adoption rate, which likely included the beta version that had already been in the hands of developers.
A 14 percent adoption rate in less than 24 hours sounds impressive. But it pales in comparison with the adoption rate of about 15 percent before the day had even ended. The day after iOS 7 was released, the rate shot up to 38 percent.launch a year ago. On September 18, 2013, when iOS 7 launched, Mixpanel recorded an
We'll see how far and fast the iOS 8 adoption rate rises as the day progresses. But the difference in adoption speed between iOS 7 and iOS 8 isn't necessarily surprising since version 7 was a more highly publicized release with its massively revamped user interface, new system controls and notifications, iTunes Radio and a slew of other enhancements.
According to Mixpanel's results, iOS 7 is still firmly in the lead with 81 percent of users still running it as of Thursday morning. Older versions of iOS are collectively stuck at a little more than 4 percent.
Mixpanel's data is based on the company's analysis of mobile-app usage.
"We get data from users using our customers' apps and heavily anonymize it," a company spokesperson explained to CNET. "We work with thousands of apps and that means tens (of millions) to hundreds of millions of users across all kinds of devices."