“It just works” was something that is commonly said about the iOS products. It’s time to stop.
For far too long, we have heard “it just works” from iPhone users. It’s time that argument gets forgotten. We’ve already watched such issues as “Bendgate”, “The Fappening”, and now “Touch Disease”. We’ve watched as iPhone users have received iOS update after update that has broke their phones. We hear how iPhones are blowing up at an alarmingly consistent rate. Yet those who are forever tied to the Apple ecosystem continue to state that the iPhone is just so smooth. It’s so fast. It works.
Guess what. It doesn’t.
As if all the aforementioned issues isn’t enough, Apple phones crash. They crash a lot. They crash more than Android.
Blancco Technology Group have released a study titled “State of Mobile Device Performance and Health” that revealed something I’m sure most iOS users will have a hard time believing. iOS is now less stable than Android.
The study found that in Q2 of 2016 iOS devices more than doubled their failure rate from Q1, and nearly doubled Android’s failure rate. iOS came in with a 58% failure rate vs their previous score of 25%. During the same quarters, Android improved their score to 35% vs their prior score of 44%.
Blamed for this vast increase in failure rate, Blancco blames Wi-Fi connectivity issues, general performance issues, and of course apps. Yes, apps. The very apps that have made the iPhone so popular, are now being blamed for iOS’s performance anxiety.
No, “it just works” isn’t quite so truthful anymore. Perhaps it should be changed to “it just barely works”?