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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: 805; 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 (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


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: 1818; 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: 1594; 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: 869; 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: 1285; 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: 1097; 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: 1285; 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: 10675; 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: 1285; 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: 681; 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: 4164; 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: 838; 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: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Its about time. Took Apple long enough.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 22:10

65. Ahovking (Posts: 685; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


i agree..

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:07 4

4. oozz009 (Posts: 517; 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: 349; 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: 667; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Because you are paranoid?

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 10:57

98. tunewar123 (Posts: 13; 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: 265; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


IPA is on a streak.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:17 6

9. TerryTerius (Posts: 1594; 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: 5428; 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: 685; 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: 5428; 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: 685; 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: 5428; 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: 685; 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: 5428; 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.

posted on 01 Apr 2016, 04:19

106. Ahovking (Posts: 685; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


1) Market Share with little share of total profit.. in the end of the day.. its profit that matters not Market Share... Samsung, LG, HTC all does googles dirty work for them, bashing Apple, and always comparing their phone with the iPhone on stage (Not every time) and always on the show floor... Where has Apple or its CEO talk rubish about the competition?

2) How is it an Apple PR when just in 2013 they announced Android was more stable than ios.. why would if it was Apple PR continued to say for the next 4 years that android was better than ios?

Its an article about measuring OS rush rates.. Apple always won... properly because it was simple, nothing could go wrong then in 2013...google smashed it and it was proven for first time to be more stable, a title it continued to hold beating apple again and again.. how is that Apple PR?

posted on 01 Apr 2016, 07:29

108. joey_sfb (Posts: 5428; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


1) You lost me pal. Another Apple fan that claim that paying more money to increase Apple profits is a privilege.

2) Just Google Tim Cook Android rant. I sure you will find a couple of links.

3) If think its worth your time to rant about Android. Be my guest.

posted on 01 Apr 2016, 18:23

109. Ahovking (Posts: 685; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


1)Where did i say "paying more money to increase Apple profits is a privilege."

2) Oh so he had a rant? so your saying no one can report anything pro about the iPhone without it being Apple paid PR? how do you explain these people only a few years ago said android was more stable than ios.. was that Apple PR?

3) Rant xD im addressing your concern that this is an Apple PR which does not explain than when Android was announced to be more stable from 2013 to 2015.. was that too Apple PR? you cant just dismiss these reports because they reviling Apple has made progress in terms of stabilizing its OS.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:17 8

8. Finalflash (Posts: 2795; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


LOL, man, Apple week is on at PA. The marketing machine and reality distortion fields must be running at full power. Must be a VERY bad quarter at Apple (the price of greed, it just never stops).

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 18:03 1

29. bucky (Posts: 2473; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


We looking at the same site? Apple is only involved in 1 of the last 10 articles.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 18:50 5

41. wando77 (Posts: 814; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


It's the type of articles. Piece after piece about how apple is better than android. Go back and check over the last week

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 22:16

67. Ahovking (Posts: 685; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


The last 5 Apple articles 3 of them were "how to do this" article the other 2 were about how SE was bad and the FBI case..

The only "Pro" Apple article frok this whole week..has been the "I wish most high-end Android phones would have this one iPhone feature" article.. which wasnt saying Apple is better over android and android user who misses a feature apple has.

Stop Trolling.. and before you say i'm trolling.. i've actually gone back to prove your troll of a fanboy post to be wrong..

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 07:31 1

91. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3919; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


So this one isn't pro Apple?

http://www.phonearena.com/news/7-basic-smartphone-features-that-the-iPhone-does-better-than-Androids_id79761

If it isn't pro Apple, it's certainly anti Android.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 22:33

71. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


even if there is only 1 article contains something positive about Apple in 1000 articles, people will still call this site iPhoneArena.

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 01:12 3

79. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2373; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


That's 'cause it's not about number of articles, it's about what's written in those articles. From crediting features from different rivals that Samsung and other manufacturers implement in their devices, to ALWAYS one rival, apple:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S7-to-have-a-version-of-Live-Photos-called-Vivid-Photo_id77435

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-to-answer-Apple-iPhone-SE-with-4.6-inch-Galaxy-S7-mini-featuring-SD-820-or-Exynos-8890-SoC_id79259

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Camera-and-Photos-apps-for-Windows-10-Mobile-receive-updates_id79520

Yet not writing a single article pointing out the dozens of features that single rival has copied:

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2015/06/08/ios-9-features-apple-borrowed-from-android/

http://phandroid.com/2015/09/09/iphone-6s-new-features-vs-android-phones/

To writing nitpicky headlines to downplay the successful competition, from calling certain words/phrases in their adverts a copy from apple:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Is-LG-using-an-old-iPhone-tagline-to-promote-the-G5_id79791

going as far as claiming they're not worth their price tag:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Why-I-think-800-is-too-much-for-the-Galaxy-S7-edge_id79644/comments

Yet not a single article pointing out why {apple product name} isn't worth the price tag, despite ALL the rational reasons out there, from being inferior in terms of flexibility/versatility/compatibility, to inability to do what a dumb phone is capable of, to the planned obsolescence to iOS updates (bit.ly/1VpBxSa), etc.

To making bizarre naive statements in praise of that 1 rival's products, like "No PC will let you do what the iPad does for $999":

http://www.phonearena.com/news/iPad-Pro-9.7-inch-specs-review--big-guns-small-form_id79566

To mentioning cons in non-apple device reviews, yet ignoring those same cons in apple device reviews even though they 100% apply.

To inconsistency in product reviews. Like their con for the S6 was due to it lacking a MicroSD card slot, so they gave it a 9.3. Then S7 fixes that and improves on many other things, they go and give it a 9.

Writing more articles about competitors than apple ain't gonna fix all of that anytime soon. They need to end their hypocrisy and double standards.

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 02:36 1

84. Ahovking (Posts: 685; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


This guy is an android fanboy.. he was blown away at how Apple was able to make a HD screen look almost of not as sharp and clear as a FHD screen.. Its speed and its perfermce suprised him becuse it only had 2GB of ram.. Apple doesnt get critized because they can achive the same thing (apart from less features) Android phones can without needing to pump up the specs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_bgpu1A5Gw

Apple isn't an android phone.. thats why apple isn't held to the same standard.. MicroSD card slot was never apart of an iPhone..their consumers don't mind.. when samsung removed MicroSD card slot, their consumers did mind and it was criticized for losing a feature that helped made samsung..samsung.

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 07:34 1

92. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2373; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Lol, apple fanboy got so butthurt, trying to play the asinine bait switch game when it's got no counter argument...cry me a river.

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 07:47

94. Ahovking (Posts: 685; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


Try and counter argument my points and not just troll.. you should also respond to @nodes as they dealt with some of your complaints i didnt address.

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 08:39 1

96. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2373; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Not playing your asinine bait switch game, stick to the topic kid...

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 03:34 1

89. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


wow, you sure got your time.

certain product worth it or not depends on the buyer, for example if you have invested in Apple ecosystem, Macs, Macbooks, iPads, etc, you can use iOS ~ Mac OS features to the fullest, to people like that an Android smartphone isn't worth it.

don't be narrow minded, every device, OS, have their own cons and pros,
there were tons of article in this site saying things like Galaxy S7 destroys iPhone 6S in camera test, speed test, or something like that.

and there were times this site homepage flooded by Samsung Galaxy S7 or S6 articles when it came out, and i think it was okay, because it is just how web/blog works, what's hot, what people search for, they will write it.

it's funny though you didn't mention there were quite a lot of articles saying negative things about Apple, and yes there was an article about iOS 8 crash rate is higher than Android Lollipop too.

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 07:41 1

93. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2373; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


All words, no sources is useless fanboy crying. Instead of crying and throwing pointless insults, link me to iPhonearena articles that have the following:

1. Containing details of all the features apple has stolen from the competition

2. Headline on why {apple product name} isn't worth it

3. Headline pointing out a new iphone feature as inspiration from a specific competitor

"and there were times this site homepage flooded by Samsung Galaxy S7 or S6 articles when it came out, and i think it was okay, because it is just how web/blog works, what's hot, what people search for, they will write it."

Again, it's not about the number of articles you dummy, it's about what's stated in those articles. Is it that hard for your grey to comprehend?

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 20:10

101. Ahovking (Posts: 685; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


Dude its not hard to see when the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S6 came out countless articles flooded the headlines.. With articles proclaiming the S7 with unbeatable camera with unmatched speed test etc..

Apple lacks many features but its lack in specs does not limit its ability to dominate things like speed tests and comparisons with android youtubers struggling to understand how Apples HD screen is as sharp as a S6's FHD screen

Thats why Apple doesn't get ripped for having lower specs... it just doesn't need a FHD screen to have a screen as sharp as a FHD screen..

Again check out this android fanboy who was blown away at how close if not identical Apples HD screen was to a FHD screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_bgpu1A5Gw

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 23:09

105. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2373; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Again, not playing your asinine bait switch game kid, stick to the topic or GTFO.

posted on 01 Apr 2016, 04:19

107. Ahovking (Posts: 685; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


Nice try but next time.. don't be a troll.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:21 7

10. TerryTerius (Posts: 1594; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


There are the folks who will use this to bash Android, the individuals who permanently refuse to believe anything positive about Apple or iOS can ever be true, and the folks like me who simply want to know whether or not this is accurate. It doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things, but I would like to see this report either corroborated or disproven. Either way, semi-interesting.

I'm pretty sure I know which tribe is going to run roughshod over this thread very quickly though.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:26 2

13. Zylam (Posts: 667; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


LOL yea the fanboi wars has become somewhat of an entertainment outlet on PA. Still amazes me how much hurt there is in Samsung fans regarding random strangers they have never met, heard of or seen enjoying their apple products, astonishing. The other day some guy was complaining as to why I bought a 6S and didn't use that many apps on it, he said he's seen people buy IPhones and barely use them and this was affecting his life..LOL.

It's fun to poke the fandroid, they don't just bleed but they blow up and get affected... Just because you bought an iPhone. LOLOLOL.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:44 10

23. TerryTerius (Posts: 1594; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I'm going to be honest with you, I don't care what tribe you belong to. They all annoy me. Anyone who gets a sense of superiority or inferiority from a go***** phone isn't worth the intellectual investment it would take to engage them. Like what you like.... There's literally no point in besmirching someone else for making a different choice that they are happy with.

It's all in an effort to reinforce someone's confidence in their purchases by convincing themselves that everyone else is wrong. Hence, tribalism.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:53

26. Subie (Posts: 543; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Apteligent's numbers are probably quite accurate. The problem is that these numbers only count for phones running apps with their software baked into them. Therefore no one else could corroborate their report unless they monitored those exact same phones over the same period. That makes this article only slightly interesting based on one analysis firm's findings from an undefined number of phones.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 19:02

44. TerryTerius (Posts: 1594; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


In other words, because we don't know the sample size it's difficult to count this as having much of any Merit, and it was done in a way that makes it difficult for a third party to corroborate their findings. I see.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:24 3

11. jeroome86 (Posts: 902; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Awesome stuff. Now if Android could fix lolliflop? Never mind. Their talking about N now.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:33 2

15. Raito (Posts: 58; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Ahhh now we will see many Crapdroid fans trolling this article because they think that their crappy OS is perfect,better than iCrap simpleton OS,never ending story...

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:36 5

16. Dreamboat (Posts: 38; Member since: 29 Apr 2015)


Considering android has a 2.6% rate and works on a multitude of devices from different manufacturer's and then apple has similar percentages but only applies to a couple of their own devices, google has done a great job with android

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 22:44 2

73. MrHate (Posts: 220; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Yes 2.6% of the 0.1% Android phones that have Android 6.0

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:37 1

17. oozz009 (Posts: 517; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


What about an article about Samsung. I wonder how the sales of the Galaxy S7 are going:D

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 17:40 1

19. TerryTerius (Posts: 1594; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Probably the same as devices from Apple, LG, HTC & Sony. Falling. The market is slowing very quickly and will likely begin to contract within a few years.

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