Apple's iOS 8 software is now in use on over half of all iPhone and iPad devices, although uptake is still slow.
Stats from Apple show that the latest version of its iOS platform is now in use on 52 percent of devices, compared with 43 percent on iOS 7 and five percent on older versions of the platform.
This represents a five percent increase for iOS which had reached 47 percent the last time Apple released OS figures.
At the time this was just a one percent increase, as many people were put off updating owing to problems that affected iOS 8 at launch.
Apple has since released several fixes, followed by the first major update to iOS 8 with iOS 8.1, which included Apple Pay, currently available only in the US.
Other updates in iOS 8.1 included the return of Camera Roll, and iCloud Photo Library in beta, which allows the management of a single photo library across multiple devices using iCloud storage space.
The update also included five security fixes, covering problems in iCloud, Keyboard and Bluetooth. The update works on iPhone 4S and later iPhones, iPad 2 and later tablets and iPod touch (fifth generation) and later models.
The iPhone 4 and first iPad are not able to update to iOS 8, which could mean that the percentage of devices on iOS 8 will take a long time to reach the same levels seen by iOS 7, as many people still use these older devices.
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