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Apple iOS 9.3 has a lower crash rate than all active iOS builds and Android 6.0

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Analysis shows iOS 9.3 is the most secure new iOS release in years

Analysis shows iOS 9.3 is the most secure new iOS release in years

 
An app analysis firm named Apteligent has done a study of the crash rate seen on iOS 9.3 compared to some earlier builds, and has determined that it is one of the most stable new releases by Apple in years. This comes despite some of the issues that have affected the release, including one that forced Apple to halt the rollout of iOS 9.3 halfway through its completion. There is also a serious bug that has forced apps to freeze and crash on the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus after the installation of iOS 9.3. 

Despite these problems, the study found that over the last eight days, iOS 9.3 had a crash rate of 2.2% making it the most stable of all active iOS builds. It also proved to be more stable than Android 6.0, which crashed at a rate of 2.6%.

According to the report, iOS 9.3 was much less crash prone than iOS 8, iOS 9 and iOS 9.2. All three had crash rates of 3.2% or higher last week. While iOS 9.3's crash rate rose at the same time, it managed to have a lower crash rate than other builds of iOS that have been considered stable, such as iOS 9.1.

source: Apteligent via AppleInsider

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posted on 30 Mar 2016, 16:55 1

1. cncrim (Posts: 855; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


So far it seem to be, too bad for older hardware thing still lag. Wish apple still sign the latest firmware of each IOS.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 20:40 2

54. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


Hahaha that's hilarious iOS 9 .3 is barely being out for 2 weeks maybe 3 of course is going to have the least crashes it was a 6 to all the other crashes

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 16:57 8

2. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


iOS itself may not crash but my ipad mini 2 is so laggy apps crash cause it seems like it runs out of memory or something.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:08 7

6. Wiencon (Posts: 1924; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Strange since my iPad Air runs like it was new device, after messy 9.0.2 and later 9.3 is really astounding update

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:24 3

12. TerryTerius (Posts: 1928; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Hence the problem with anecdotal evidence. Different folks will have different experiences and are often judging by subjective standards.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:44 2

22. Diezparda (Posts: 874; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


My friend iPad glitched so badly he says, after forced to do an update so his son would be able to install new games (isn't that weird, why it requires you to install the latest iOS version for some apps?).

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 19:41 1

49. Exynos. (banned) (Posts: 177; Member since: 28 Mar 2016)


To drive up quickly the adoption of a newer iOS version.

But i

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:40 2

20. Unordinary (Posts: 1961; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


My iPad 2 doesn't run like its brand new, but its sure does feel near perfect for a 5+ year old device. Definitely way better than this piece of trash Galaxy Tab I won from a Verizon sweepstakes 2 years ago using those silly Verizon points. I did get to play with that 18 inch behemoth at ATT the other day from Samsung though. Felt great, just not really into something that big. Must be amazing for media consumption though!!

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:57

27. Jimrod (Posts: 1409; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Same with my iPad 2, actually I find that it's things trying to update to the cloud etc that slow it down, as soon as I put it into airplane mode it runs smooth and slick.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 18:03

30. Unordinary (Posts: 1961; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Sweet. I run airplane just to keep battery consumption a tad lower, and pull it out of that when I'm web browsing etc etc. I haven't noticed it that much tbh mostly because I have all that turned off. I use my iPad for browsing, texting, and client waivers, forms, documents, plans, etc etc. Most likely upgrading to the iPad Pro soon, but will still keep my iPad 2 for personal use. Things a monster still. Definitely have gotten 5 years worth out of every penny.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 19:05

45. tedkord (Posts: 12314; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Isn't that thing huge? I knew it was big, but it still shocked me when I saw it.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 20:11

51. Unordinary (Posts: 1961; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Huge is an understatement haha. I would love watching some Daredevil/House of Cards on that thing.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 22:30 3

70. nodes (Posts: 750; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


my iPad Mini 2 feels like a new device after the 9.3 update.

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 01:25 3

80. vincelongman (Posts: 4577; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Same with mine
iOS 9-9.1 made it feel ancient, like iOS 6 on my old iPod Touch 4
iOS 9.2 was far better than iOS 9.1, slightly better than my brother's 2013 Moto G
iOS 9.3 is pretty close to my Nexus 5 with 6.0.1, if it had 2GB of RAM it would probably be on par

In terms of app crashing/freezing, I notice no difference between iOS 9.3 or 6.0.1

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 06:40

90. bur60 (Posts: 853; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


I think it's because of the awful 9-9.1 updates. It feels like a new device while it is like it should be now. Same with Marshmallow batterylifr on android. My devices on Marshmallow get like nearly 20% better battery, but they were just as good with Kitkat.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:02 1

3. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Its about time. Took Apple long enough.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 22:10

65. Ahovking (Posts: 710; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


i agree..

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:07 4

4. oozz009 (Posts: 520; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


iOS 9.3 is great for sure!! However, since it's data based on only 8 days, doesn't that mean that it's quite possible that the data is not precise as it could be.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:08 12

5. keithtae (Posts: 442; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Why am I not surprised it's written by Alan f? Lol

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:28 6

14. Zylam (Posts: 844; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Because you are paranoid?

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 10:57

98. tunewar123 (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Mar 2016)


Lolllll, when I first saw the title, my first thought was, "This will be written by Alan F"...

and here we are... Hahaha

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:13 2

7. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 798; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


IPA is on a streak.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:17 6

9. TerryTerius (Posts: 1928; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Do you have a source proving this isn't true? This is the first I've heard of a comparison between 9.3 and 6.0, so it would be interesting to see other sources.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 21:27

60. joey_sfb (Posts: 6042; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Regular Apple corporate PR news feed. Not the first time and won't be the last.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 22:12 1

66. Ahovking (Posts: 710; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


Yep because when Android was shown to be more stable... it wasnt google corporate PR BS but fact but when iOS regains that title, then its automatically corporate PR BS?

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 00:19

78. joey_sfb (Posts: 6042; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Since when do Android need such self promotion. Majority just use it. Apple fans need the constant reassurance for one reason or another.

Maybe because they have to make features sacrifice, maybe they have to pay more. Or maybe it's both.

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 02:24 1

83. Ahovking (Posts: 710; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


1) Since when does Apple need such self promotion?

2) And are you sure Android doesn't need such self promotion..

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-4.x-is-more-than-twice-as-stable-as-iOS-7.1_id54459

And when it comes to majority uses it..

Looking at the developed markets like the US and Australia it's generally 50/50..it's only until you go into the poorer, underdeveloped markets do you see total dominance of android and all thanks to the low-mid range phones.

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 08:43

97. joey_sfb (Posts: 6042; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


So at the end of the day can you be happy with you iPhone without the need to.bad mouth Android like Apple press does.

Can you leave us poor people alone with our Android devices. I would buy a new iOS device when I think it's worth spending the money. I am happy with my Nexus 6. I deem it good enough for my personal uses.

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 20:02

100. Ahovking (Posts: 710; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


Hahaha no wait.. i asked you 2 questions

1) Since when does Apple need such self promotion?

2) And are you sure Android doesn't need such self promotion.. when articles likehttp://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-4.x-is-more-than-twice-as-stable-as-iOS-7.1_id54459 this are around, with all the android fanboys proclaiming how big their packages are

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 22:08

104. joey_sfb (Posts: 6042; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


1) Simple. Do Google need to put down iOS talking about their lack of file system. Apple heavy hand on apps that innovate but Apple remove them because they want to steal their ideas. No right. Compare how often do a CEO of a company talking Bulls**ts about their competitors.
Google don't have a need because they have the bulk of the market share.

2) Is a PA article and we all know how irrelevant they could be. You think I have a need for others approval of what tech I choose to use than think again. I use Macbook pro, iPad, Gaming Notebook Windows XP to Windows 10, Linux as a 24Tb personal cloud server, Android. To me all are relevant in their own ways.

So my question, can you feel good about your iPhone without the need to listen to Apple PR rant on Android?

Remember this only affect you, I have made my peace. Use whatever I think best fit the technical challenges.

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