App Store downloads surge to highest level in October following iPhone 6 launch

Jordan Kahn, 9to5Mac, reporting on numbers released by Fiksu:

According to the latest data from Fiksu, the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus alongside iOS 8 accounted for a massive increase and an all-time high for app downloads. Specifically, the report points to a 42 percent increase from the previous month among the top 200 free iOS apps tracked by the company.

It's a limited sample size but likely meaningful.