iOS 9.3 'Most Stable New Release in Years', Says Analytics Firm

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Despite its much-publicized problems, Apple's iOS 9.3 is showing a lower crash rate than all active iOS builds, an app analytics firm reported yesterday (via AppleInsider).

    According to California-based Apteligent, over the past eight days iOS 9.3 has had a crash rate of only 2.2 percent, making it the most stable iOS release in circulation. Apple's new iOS also beat the latest version of Android, which had a reported crash rate of approximately 2.6 percent.


    By contrast, iOS 8, iOS 9 and iOS 9.2 have all fared worse over the month of March, with crash rates of 3.2 percent meaning their users were more likely to experience problems than early adopters of Apple's latest mobile OS iteration.

    The study will come as a surprise to many, following media coverage of issues reported by a number of iOS users. Apple is aware of an issue causing web links to crash in multiple iOS apps like Safari, Mail, and Messages, and says it is working on a fix that will be released "soon" via a software update.

    The bug was the second major bug to affect iOS 9.3 users. The first rendered some older devices unusable due to a problem with Activation Lock, which required customers to enter the information originally used to set up their iPhone or iPad. Apple released a new version of iOS 9.3 on Monday to fix the issue.

    Article Link: iOS 9.3 'Most Stable New Release in Years', Says Analytics Firm
  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2014
    yet Spotlight Search, my #1 critically used feature on a daily basis, is still broken.
  3. Sirious, Mar 31, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016

    Sirious macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Thankfully, I think I'm one of the only people who hasn't had any problems with this release lol
  4. zzLZHzz macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2012
    i don't have issue with iOS 9.3, but i certainly having issue with OS X 10.11.4. Not sure why my OS X is experiencing random freezing.
  5. brinary001, Mar 31, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016

    brinary001 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    It's interesting how a major company can just toss out a software update to millions of users and then cross their fingers in hopes everything works out. Makes me confident as a CS student that my job won't be as hard as I imagined XD

    EDIT: Okay people it was a jooooooke. Obviously I understand the complex process of rolling out even a moderate update of a major OS to a wide audience. I love Apple, as you can probably tell by my Jony Ive avatar, and this was a bit of a rag on all major tech companies and the routine they go through for their updates.
  6. Roadstar macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2006
    Vantaa, Finland
    You get what you measure. Misbehaving feature or a non-severe bug may not crash anything, so according to the measures everything's fine, but at the same time the user is frustrated with yet another glitch.
  7. LCPepper macrumors 6502


    Aug 5, 2013
    United Kingdom
    I also haven't had any issues at all.

    And I must say the 3D Touch keyboard cursor thing works much better now too.
  8. djcerla macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2015
    My experience with 9.3 is excellent.
  9. Coli22 macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2016
    Yeah....April Fools' Day around the corner!
  10. IPPlanMan macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2009
    This is a joke, right? I'm going on Day 6 of my iPhone being unusable due to the links bug.

  11. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    I guess they don't analyze A5 devices. They are crashing left and right.
  12. mikezmac macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2014
    This is complete bull. If you look at the Apple website support forums he'll see that there's over 80,000 people viewing that hyperlink issue thread. Not only did this break the older versions of the iPad the new versions of iOS users are now experiencing large numbers of people that have there OS devices freezing when they touch hyperlink in any app including Safari Chrome mail and More. Apples made no real official comment in regards to this other than
  13. lionsy macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2010
    England, UK
    Without trying to sound overly crazy, iOS rarely crashes anyway, I don't remember the last time I saw springboard reset or something.
  14. laszlo182 macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2013
    Bratislava, Slovakia
    So except 9.3, Android is more stable than iOS? :D
  15. Dilster3k macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2014
    Is it just me or will iOS 10 be a no-show at WWDC this year? I'd figure the features in 9.3 would've been great key features if they held them out for just a few more months.
  16. meaning-matters macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2013
  17. 8692574 Suspended


    Mar 18, 2006
    Analytics and statistic firms, there's a reason why you should not listen to them....

    EDIT: They are analyzing it wrong!!
  18. BabysGotTheBends macrumors newbie


    Mar 24, 2016
    It's definitely a huge metric and extremely important.
  19. dr34mc4st3r macrumors regular


    Aug 18, 2009
    I have nothing but praise for 9.3. My iPad mini 2 and iPhone 6 are snappy and works really great
  20. 952863 Suspended

    Mar 30, 2015
    *knock on wood* I haven't had any problems so far. And, interesting statistics, thats for sure.
  21. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    Zero problems to report here as well. But I wouldn't call it "most stable".
  22. pavvel macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2013
    LOL! This is best laugh I have had all year. Yeh totally stable expect I can't click on any links without it crashing....OK.
  23. muasachi macrumors member


    Jul 29, 2013
    I have no problem with 9.3 at all on my iPhone 6s Plus.
    But since I updated 10.11.4, my MBPr had random freeze for 3 times already.
  24. tjskywasher macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2013
    What a stupid comment. Apple has hundreds of millions of customers using iOS and it would be impossible to put out a version that works 100% for every single user. Even if only 1% of users are having a problem that's still millions of customers, but at the end of the day there's nothing you can do about that. Every device is unique, with different apps and services running, everyone uses their devices in different ways. That inevitably means that 101 things can and will go wrong. Apple patches what they can but it would be impossible to find out every single problem and push out a fix for it.

    Fortunately I don't have any of these issues that people seem to be complaining about on the web, the same goes for the hundreds of millions of customers who aren't making a song and dance about it. The minority seem to shout the loudest and it amplifies. The figures speak for themselves, plus I seem to recall Craig Federighi saying recently that things have gotten better according to their own data. Just because one person has a problem and they feel entitled to have it fixed right there and then doesn't mean they speak for iOS and every user as a whole.
  25. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2007

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