No platform is perfect. Whether it be iOS, Android, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry, there are bound to be flaws, bugs, security holes, and so on that needs addressing over the course of time. There are also instances where apps on any of these platforms are bound to crash, but hopefully with each update, the respective companies will work towards making their platform a bit more stable.
However as far as Apple is concerned, they have managed to achieve this with iOS 7.1. According to performance monitoring from Crittercism, they have found that crash rates of apps running on iOS 7 is under 1.6%. This is versus the rates of 2% and above on apps running on older versions of iOS such as iOS 7, iOS 6.1, and iOS 6.
There are many reasons as to why apps would crash, but at least as far as Apple is concerned, they are doing their part so it’s really up to developers to ensure that there apps would not have any reason to experience a crash.
Of course 2% is still a pretty good percentage but we guess it could always be lower. iOS 7.1 was released last week and it brought about a host of changes and improvements made to the operating system, as well as quashing some bugs that were plaguing older versions of the iOS platform.
According to the numbers, the adoption rate of iOS 7.1 was at around 18% after 72 hours which is admittedly not as fast compared to the adoption rate of iOS 7. Of course it is entirely possible that the fact that iOS 7.1 is un-jailbreakable (for now) could be deterring users from updating, and also reports of battery drain that could be be putting users off until Apple issues a fix.