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09/24/2014 11:50 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

iOS 8 Crashes 78 Percent More Often Than iOS 7, Study Finds

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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:

ios 8 crash

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:

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