iDevice apps crash a bit more after a switch to an OS update

When Apple releases an update of its mobile operating system iOS, as it did yesterday with iOS 9, millions of users rush to update their iPhones and iPads. However, we make the switch to the new operating system, we shouldn’t be surprised to see apps (not the operating system itself) crashing more often than we may be accustomed to.

According to data supplied by app intelligence firm Crittercism, app crash rates follow a distinct pattern. When a new iOS version is released, crash rates tend to spike as it takes developers some time to fix errors and fully understand the new OS. After the initial spike, app crash rates quickly return to a normal level and continue to gradually decline as developers get more and more acquainted with the operating system. (The accompanying chart is courtesy of Statistica.)