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

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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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86 Comments

1. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

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

2. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 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.

6. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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

12. TerryTerius unregistered

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

22. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 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?).

49. Exynos.

Posts: 177; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

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

20. Unordinary unregistered

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!!

27. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

30. Unordinary unregistered

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.

45. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

51. Unordinary unregistered

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

70. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

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

80. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 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

90. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

3. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Its about time. Took Apple long enough.

65. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

i agree..

4. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 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.

5. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

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

14. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Because you are paranoid?

98. tunewar123

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 17, 2016

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

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

IPA is on a streak.

9. TerryTerius unregistered

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.

60. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

66. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 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?

78. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

83. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 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.

97. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

100. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 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

104. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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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