How's iOS 8 working out for you? Judging from Apple's own adoption numbers, users may be dragging their feet to install the update compared to iOS 7, and our Tuesday Morning Report takes a look at what could be behind that dilemma. We've also got the first official aerial photo of Apple's Campus 2, as well as all the details on the latest version of Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac users. Click and enjoy!
iOS 8 Adoption Appears to Stumble, Could Bugs Be to Blame?
Apple launched iOS 8 only two and a half weeks ago, a debut that has been plagued with bugs which delayed HealthKit, an initial update that caused iPhone 6 owners to lose cellular connectivity and Touch ID, and growing pains with Bluetooth, iCloud Drive, and Camera Roll. Could all of these problems be public enough to scare users away from updating?
According to Apple's own App Store Distribution figures dated October 5, iOS 8 adoption is neck-and-neck with iOS 7 at 47 percent — a number that's barely moved the needle from 46 percent over the past two weeks. That data, along with analytics data shared by third parties, suggests users are more slowly adopting iOS 8, at least when compared to how quickly iOS 7 wound up being installed on devices last year.
There could be some relief on the way this month with iOS 8.1, which is currently being put through the paces by developers and expected to roll out alongside OS X Yosemite, presumably with Apple Pay support as well.
Cupertino Offers Official Update on Apple Campus 2 Construction
New hardware and software products aren't the only Apple products fans are interested in — for example, there's the so-called Apple Campus 2 currently under construction in Cupertino, California which has been widely referred to as a "spaceship" for its unique circular design.
Recognizing the interest in such a construction project, the City of Cupertino has been updating the public at large as work has been progressing, which is of particular interest to residents affected by traffic delays and potential noise from the ongoing work. But Cupertino's latest update also offers the first official glimpse of that work, courtesy of the aerial view of the site shown above.
Work on Campus 2 is expected to wrap up in late 2016, at which point the unique 2.8 million square foot main building will begin housing Apple employees without actually replacing the existing campus.
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0 Debuts Biggest Update Ever
Many of us don't give backup a second thought until a storage device containing precious data takes a dump. One of the best ways to protect yourself from such a calamity is Carbon Copy Cloner, a Mac app which received one of its biggest updates ever this month with the release of version 4.0.
Long beloved by more tech-savvy users, Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0 has been completely redesigned from the ground up with a more intuitive and user-friendly design that places the most-used features front and center. Multiple views such as the disk center, scheduled tasks, and cloning console have also been consolidated into a single window, and getting a backup started is now as easy as just three clicks.
For longtime CCC users, tasks have also been improved and can migrated from the previous version to 4.0, and multiple email addresses can now be configured for notifications as well. Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0 is available directly from Bombich.com for $39.99 for a personal and household license that's good for every computer in your home, and owners of version 3.5 can upgrade for 50 percent off.