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iOS 8 is on more than half of all devices

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iOS 8 is now on 52 per cent of all iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches. This is a 6 per cent jump on the figures released last month.

It's likely a lot of users held off upgrading until Apple had sorted out the bugs.

43 per cent of Apple users are on iOS 7, while 5 per cent use an earlier version.

These figures shame Android somewhat. KitKat, the latest version of Google's mobile OS, has been out for a year now, and is still only on 24.5 per cent of all Android devices.

Google has promised to rectify this with Android Lollipop, which is due to launch imminently.

Apple released iOS 8.1 this month, which, as well as fixing bugs with the OS, added Apple Pay. In the US, at least. Us Brits are still waiting on a release date for Apple's mobile payment system.

iOS 8 has had its fair share of issues. Users have complained that Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and mobile network access have all struggled to connect.

iOS 8.1 also adds new features to Continuity, which lets your Apple devices work together seamlessly. You can reply to a text message and take calls from your iMac, for example.

Apple Pay has been a big hit so far in the US, with 1 million bank cards registered in the first three days. Some US retailers have refused to allow it, however, as they're preparing their own mobile payment system.

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