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No joke: iOS 9.3 deemed ‘most stable new release in years’, less crash-prone than Android 6.0

With April Fools’ Day still a solid 16 hours or so away at the time of this writing, at least stateside, you have to wonder what kind of pseudo-scientific research Apteligent must have conducted to conclude iOS 9.3 is Apple’s “most stable new release in years.”

Yes, more stable than all iOS 8 sub-versions, and less plagued by bugs and crashes than iOS 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, as well as Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Technically, the words “bug” or “glitch” don’t come up in the latest system stability report, with a neat graph merely comparing the crash rates of recent iOS iterations since March 1.

That may well not account for all those old iPads unable to properly work after the iOS 9.3 installation, as they never crashed on the revised software. They simply couldn’t complete the upgrade process, and re-activate their owners’ Apple IDs.

iOS 9.3 crash rate graph

Even so, there are a few other widespread issues that can only be objectively filed under iOS 9.3 crashes, making its 2.2 percent failure rate feel sketchy. Then again, Android 6.0 circles the 2.5 percent mark, which doesn’t sound very bad either, and iOS 9.0 fluctuated between 2.3 and 2.6 late last week.

Bottom line, it’s practically impossible to avoid the occasional bug, no matter how hard you try and how well you optimize your platform before rolling out a major or maintenance fix.

Source: Apple Insider

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).