Apple Inc (NASDAQ: APPL) is facing some issues in making people use the new iOS 8. People are not showing that eagerness to download company’s latest mobile operating system. Apple launched its latest iOS 8 on September 17; people at first rushed to download it, but the downloads were apparently less than the company expected. According to reports, after four days of being out approximately 46% of people had shown their interest to download the iOS. However, two weeks later this percent only climbed up to one percent.

Apple on Tuesday said that, it’s only 56% iOS users who have downloaded the latest update till November 10. They said that the total increment was only about 9% in two months.

Adoption for this new iOS is slower because there are a number of obstacles that are restricting people from downloading the iOS update over the air.

Another fact is that the upgrade needs a large room to install in the device, which again irritates the users a lot and force them to get rid of of this as soon they can. Depending on the hardware, user will require a free storage ranging from 4.7GB to 6.9GB. The storage again isn’t enough, especially for devices that started out with only 16GB of space in the beginning.

However, there is a solution for this problem by making an update using iTunes on a PC or a Mac. Unfortunately, this process is not implemented by many users as they did not like sticking their Apple device to a computer.

Adoption of 56% users in 40 days is a bit considerably slow for Apple, and it has put the Android ahead in this league. Android 4.4 KitKat was unveiled at the end of October 2013, is ahead by around 30%.

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