Apple has been famous for delivering products that “just work” throughout its history. That being said, products like MobileMe, and even the recent iOS 7 have shown us that things can’t always be perfect no matter what company is providing them. iOS 7 proved to be the buggiest version in iOS history, and according to recent studies, the problem has been fixed for the most part with iOS 7.1.
According to a recent analysis done by Crittercism, a mobile solutions firm, iOS 7.1 has a crash rate of only 1.6%, which is significantly low when compared to the iOS 7 and even iOS 6 which had figures above 2%. Sadly it’s hard to compare this with any other platform since the numbers are only specific for iOS, but according to Crittercism, this number is great by its standards. Just remember this is specific to App crashes, so there is a level of dependency on developers to actually update apps to comply with iOS 7.1.
Now 1.6% is an improvement, but it doesn’t mean that the operating system is bug-proof. I’ve personally experienced less crashes lately, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t get any. We expect Apple to fine-tune the operating system even more with its launch of iOS 8 at WWDC 2014. Hopefully the new upgrade won’t be a set back to square one.