The issues with iOS 9.3 may be slightly exaggerated

iOS 9.3 is Apple’s largest mid-cycle release in a long time. However, the operating system upgrade has a bug that causes apps to crash after attempting to open links. While Apple has said it should be fixed shortly, we're still seeing issues a week later. But is the issue blown out of proportion?


Apteligent has pulled data from the recent iOS 9.3 update and found that:

  • Despite this bug, iOS 9.3 stands as Apple’s most stable new release in years.
  • The average crash rate over the past eight days is 2.2%, by far the most stable iOS version. For the sake of comparison, that’s better than any current Android release, including the most recent Android Marshmallow, which stands at 2.6%.
  • The adoption rate is faster than iOS 8 but similar to iOS 9.0, which currently stands at about 37.5% of devices. 

What’s more, Apteligent, a mobile intelligence company, predicts that iOS 9.3 will hit 50% adoption by April 14. Android updates continue to be stalled with Marshmallow at about 10% adoption.