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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: 195; 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, 03:04 5

16. shahrooz (Posts: 781; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


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

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, 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, 06:05 8

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


Well that's a new iFeature iCrash.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 06:17

37. xfire99 (Posts: 897; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


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

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, 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: 5163; 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, 07:45 1

56. Scott93274 (Posts: 5163; 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: 4738; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


More like 'spending your hard earned cash wrong'!

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, 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, 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, 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, 06:00 3

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 22763; 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, 07:36

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


Each update will bring a hew problem, remember ios 7 last year

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 07:49 1

57. darkkjedii (Posts: 22763; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


How do you like it

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 08:16

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


Each update will bring a hew problem, remember ios 7 last year

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 08:17

60. hltechie (unregistered)


I have one so far. I was trying to mess around with the time zone setting, and crashed. Other than that one time, it's been running just fine. Running iOS 8 on iPhone 6.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 08:29

62. Jimrod (Posts: 1418; 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, 08:31

63. Jimrod (Posts: 1418; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Yup, and don't recall any problems. Maybe it's just those who don't use it who notice? I don't use an Android or Windows phone but I'd imagine them to be flawless with absolutely no issues whatsoever right?

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 08:55 3

66. darkkjedii (Posts: 22763; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude just ignore him like I do

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 09:33

70. johnbftl (Posts: 281; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


When iOS 7 launched Wi-Fi did not work in the older models like the 4 and 4s. It wasn't even an issue of connectivity, the slider in the settings was inaccessible. I had a lot of furious customers coming in yelling at me that their Wi-Fi didn't work. The only solution I had for them for months was upgrade their phone. That doesn't go over all too well most of the time.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 09:57

72. Jimrod (Posts: 1418; 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.

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