No, it's not just you. iOS 8 is crashing people's iPhones.
Apple's new operating system crashes apps 78 percent more often than the previous iOS, according to a study released this week by app performance management company Crittercism. iOS 8 has a crash rate of 3.56 percent, while iOS 7.1 has a 2 percent crash rate.
See this chart, from Crittercism:
You'll see that iOS 8 crashes significantly more often on older iPhones than newer ones. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have crash rates of 2.63 percent and 2.11 percent, respectively. The iPhone 5S and its predecessors have a much higher crash rate of 3.57 percent. It's unclear why Crittercism included the iPhone 4 in its list of older phones, since it doesn't support iOS 8.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
We've already warned you not to download iOS 8 on your iPhone 4S. Seriously, don't. You're better off sticking with what you know: Good ol' iOS 7.1.
It's not uncommon for new operating systems to have bugs in the first few months they're available. Remember how iOS 7 screwed up iMessage when it first came out last year? There was also a bug that messed up your iPhone's alarm and another that let you bypass a phone's passcode.
After a short period of loud complaining, Apple swooped in and made some changes. That's exactly what we expect to happen this time. But until then, the critics will holler:
What you will get on iOS 8
-some apps constantly crash
-some useless apps that you can't delete
-and freezes a lot
— Jordan #CheekToCheek (@JordanMGarcia13) September 19, 2014