The first few days after the release of Apple’s latest iOS show that iPhone and iPad apps are crashing significantly less than in earlier versions of the mobile operating system.
The crash rate of apps under iOS 7.1 is 1.6 percent, according to performance monitoring firm Crittercism. That compares with rates above 2 percent for iOS 7, iOS 6.1 and iOS 6 versions. Interestingly, the total rate of app crashing with iOS 7 is 2.1 percent, which is lower than for iOS 6 or 6.1 versions, even despite a known bug that caused some systems to reboot when using iOS 7.
Apple released iOS 7.1 a week ago, saying that the new release would address that issue as well as improve the performance of the iPhone 5s Touch ID fingerprint reader.
Data from both Crittercism and Chitika show Apple users rapidly adopting iOS 7.1, with Chitika putting the number of iOS 7.1 devices accessing its ad network at 12 percent less than 2 days after its release.
Crittercism noted that while most of the iOS 7.1 users are people upgrading from iOS 7, a significant number of iOS 6 users who had been waiting to upgrade have now moved to iOS 7.1.