iOS 8 was released last week and already users have started complaining about issues they are facing after updating to the new iteration. This behavior is not unusual for a new major software update and whatever kinks are surfacing now will surely be taken care of in future incremental updates. Another behavior usually seen after a major software release is a bump in crash rates and iOS 8 is no different. iOS 8 crash rate is reportedly 78 percent higher than that of iOS 7.
This has been determined by Crittercism which is a mobile app performance management company. Its data shows that iOS 8 crash rate is 78 percent higher than those on iOS 7 with average crash rate across all devices coming in at 3.56 percent.
Crittercism discovered that older devices powered by iOS 8, such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s tend to experience more crashes, 3.57 percent to be precise, as opposed to latest devices like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with the former coming in at 2.63 percent and the latter at 2.11.
On the other hand the average crash rate on any device powered by iOS 7 is 2.0. The rate on older devices is presumably higher because either users have not updated apps or the developers have given up on those apps and haven’t released any updates.
Crashes on the new system are caused by a variety of reasons including but not limited to buggy apps that have not been updated as well as kinks in iOS 8 itself. This certainly doesn’t mean that there’s something inherently wrong with iOS 8, bugs are not an uncommon occurrence in new software.