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What a surprise - iOS 8 has higher crash rates than iOS 7

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What a surprise - iOS 8 has higher crash rates than iOS 7
How is your iOS 8 installation doing? We're asking, because according to performance management company Crittercism, Apple's latest software can be crashy! Its metrics claim that iOS 8 sees higher crash rates than iOS 7 (presumably with the latest update).

Unsurprisingly, older devices are more prone to instability. While the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are showing a 2.63% average crash rate, the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5s have an average crash rate of 3.57%. iOS 8's average crash rate on all Apple devices is 3.56%, but iOS 7's crash rate remains 2%.

Of course, crashes result from both unresolved stability problems in iOS 8 and buggy 3rd-party apps higher crash rates are common in the early stage of a new OS version. As updates from Apple start piling up, performance should get better. Additionally, some of the handsets that are being monitored are running older apps that haven't been updated for iOS 8, and are crashing more frequently.

About a week ago, we advised iPhone 4s users to hold off from updating to iOS 8 because many apps tend to run slower, and the menus exhibit quite a bit of lag. Perhaps now is a good time to repeat our advice.

via ZDNet

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posted on 23 Sep 2014, 02:19 45

1. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


Don't worry apple, iTrolls will work for free and will say that never happens to their iPhones.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 02:20 37

3. The_Godfather (Posts: 187; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


You are holding it wrong...

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 02:23 19

6. greenelektron (Posts: 533; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


i-Sh**ps will pretend it never happened and it will never ever be.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 06:05 8

36. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Well that's a new iFeature iCrash.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 07:09

44. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


It was in ios 7 first 3 months of release

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 07:09 1

45. Scott93274 (Posts: 5130; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


iOS 7 actually had a Blue screen of death. Youtube it if you don't believe me. :P

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 18:24

91. VHMP01 (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


But shouldn't it now be AppleCrash? Or was it AppleTV instead of iTV? Or should it be ApplePhone6 & 6+, ApplePad Air, iMACs? Oh dear God, it all so confusing! Hell, iAppleFans are so full of it!

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 04:49 4

25. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


You are using it wrong - too many tabs open in Ssfari....

Ironic, but it seems that iOS achieves stability with the last release before the new version ships.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 06:17

37. xfire99 (Posts: 880; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


How can holding it wrong cause crashes? More like using it wrong. :p

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 07:45 1

56. Scott93274 (Posts: 5130; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I believe he was making fun of Apple by referencing design flaws with the iPhone 4 that resulted in dropped calls due to a poorly placed antenna. Apple refused to take accountability for the issue and their initial statement was that iPhone users were holding the phone incorrectly and causing the dropped calls. By referencing this issue, The_Godfather was implying that Apple would once again blame the user for something so blatantly obvious to be their fault.

Another example of this was the recent massive leak of celebrity nude photos that were obtained from iCloud. Apple said that they were not at fault, though had they provided the necessary security features that are already standard on so many other major cloud service providers then this might have been avoided.

Perform a Google search for "antennagate" for more details.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 11:16 1

79. lyndon420 (Posts: 4652; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


More like 'spending your hard earned cash wrong'!

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 03:04 5

16. shahrooz (Posts: 773; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


dude we are iTrolls, they are iSh33ps.
/sarcasm off

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 05:22 4

28. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Useless 1gb Ram is no good for Ios8.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 05:47 5

33. f35hunter (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


kudos to apple !!!!!!! :)

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 07:06 1

42. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


I predicted this about 3 weeks ago and it will continue for the rest of the year

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 02:19 8

2. wolverinexmen9 (Posts: 111; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


I've had no crashes yet...

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 02:32 5

11. iLegend (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


neither me..

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 05:24 20

29. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


It's hard to believe both of you.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 07:49 1

57. darkkjedii (Posts: 22462; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


How do you like it

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 03:06 3

18. grbrao (Posts: 294; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


you are so lucky dude, from the day one, my ip5s behaving quite weardly... few apps not updated to ios8 are crashing and never work, tiwtter just opens and dosent display anything, wifi connectivity is horrable.... before update 5mbps speed after update 200-500 kbps speed... did hard reset, did restore with itunes etc... nothing works..... it look like apple want to give this buggy software to old iphone users so that they can buy new ones.... its quite insane... i depend on wifi and this update taken it away........ now i have to rely on 4g, which drains my money and battery super fast........ thanks apple

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 09:57

72. Jimrod (Posts: 1415; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Why not just roll back to iOS 7? That's always an option after a fresh update if it's not working for you.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 06:00 3

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 22462; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Safari crashed once. It's to be expected with gen 1 software. No biggie, the phones super nice though.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 07:02 6

41. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


("Oh, now it's hard to believe 3 of you".)

More like it crashed several of time. Your being smart to post and let us no, that it did once, when it crashed severally.

So people would believe, your not liying.

Your a smart iTroll, iFanboy.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 08:29

62. Jimrod (Posts: 1415; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


It's "you're" smartass.

I haven't had a crash either, but this is also a new firmware release so I'd expect problems as I would with any operating system - the difference is that an update is due by the end of the month.

At least Apple users aren't left out in the cold like Android users who are lucky to get any updates a year down the line from buying their new device.

No-one here has any reason to lie about crashes, the Android guys seem desperate to claw at something negative though don't they? It's a funny personality trait that's showing up - Android users = negative, bitter, spiteful. iOS users = Happy with what they have.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 08:55 3

66. darkkjedii (Posts: 22462; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude just ignore him like I do

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 16:44 1

87. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


You always ignore everyone.

Well how can you answer back, when you don't have jack to say, iPussicat.

Woof woof, run iPussicat.

You can't even protect your family, let alone yourself.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:31

81. 14545 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Dude, please stop. You do realize that google has offloaded much of it's core to play services for this reason, right? There is no reason to continue the baiting. Just stop.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 15:46 2

85. BlankSpaceNai (Posts: 127; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


ha ha ha ha. Man...oh man..Im gonna enjoy this one.

You just showed how little you know about android with this one line

"At least Apple users aren't left out in the cold like Android users who are lucky to get any updates a year down the line from buying their new device."

Heres something for you and to anyone else who makes the 'update to android' comment. Updates, are, minimal. They are very..VEEEERRRRRY unimportant for most android users. Why? Because the entire system is 'molded by its users'

This means that if someone wants a new 'feature' they can just download it straight to the OS. People who download overlays, new launchers, 3rd party apps, thats them downloading your precious updates whenever they please. Major Android updates like kitkat,L, icecream, etc, those are simply updates for the OS in general, its features, capabilities, and so forth are purely to the users digression to download. This means that android users DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR GOOGLE TO GIVE THEM THE NEW FEATURES.

Apple though, you HAVE to. You must wait for APPLE to say when you can get this. Android people arent left out in the cold, the created a community to play with new features and benefits whenever they please because they can.

So, to anyone who is going to use the 'android update' thing again. Please...play with one first, realize what people mean when they say 'customized', it means more than just 'jailbreaking' and 'moving apps around'

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 16:42 1

86. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Listen iBoy, at least there's custom ROMs, what does Apple have? They don't have jack.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 16:47 1

88. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Your new here iBoy.

This Darkkjeddii, was an ex Troll.

And he still is one, and a smart classic flame war troll, he is.

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