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

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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91 Comments

1. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

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

3. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

You are holding it wrong...

6. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

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

36. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Well that's a new iFeature iCrash.

44. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

It was in ios 7 first 3 months of release

45. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

91. VHMP01

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 27, 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!

25. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

37. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

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

56. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

16. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

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

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Useless 1gb Ram is no good for Ios8.

33. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

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

42. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

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

2. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

I've had no crashes yet...

11. iLegend

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

neither me..

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It's hard to believe both of you.

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How do you like it

18. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 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

72. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

41. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

62. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

66. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude just ignore him like I do

87. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

81. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

85. BlankSpaceNai

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 23, 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'

86. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

88. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

55. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

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

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