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iOS 8 running on 83 per cent of compatible devices

Apple’s software adoption rates continue to impress, with iOS 8 now running on 83 per cent of compatible devices.

Eclipsing the take-up rate of the latest Android iterations, Apple’s mobile platform has seen more than three quarters of iPhone and iPad users download the latest software.

Speaking during the company’s WWDC 2015 keynote, Apple’s Senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, confirmed: “83 per cent of users are running the latest iOS.”

Poking fun at bitter rival Google and its fragmented Android platform – which has just a 12 per cent adoption rate of Android 5.0 Lollipop – he added: “This is something that remains unique to iOS.”

iOS 8 adoption rates have been steady since the software landed days ahead of the iPhone 6 release last year.

Within five days of rollout, the software was already running on a massive 46 per cent of compatible devices.

This figure rose to 60 per cent within two months of release, and now, less than eight months from launch, is on over 80 per cent of suitable iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

iOS 8 is compatible with a number of Apple products, including all iPhones from the iPhone 4S onwards and the all but the original iPad tablets.

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As well as bigging up iOS 8 user numbers, Apple used its WWDC keynote to unveil this year’s iOS update – iOS 9.

Set to launch later this year, iOS 9 will introduce a mass of new features, including improved Siri functionality, intelligent support and smart caller ID.

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