iOS 8, iPhone 6 Have Apple Fans Bent Out of Shape


Now that the fog has cleared and the free U2 concert is over, fanboys everywhere (especially those named Farhad) have commenced celebrating the iPhone 6. Reports about the phone’s performance issues, however, have some people wondering whether there’s a worm in this Apple.

According to a study by app performance company Crittercism, Apple’s new operating system crashes apps 78 percent more often than the previous iOS. That equals iOS 8 has a crash rate of 3.56 percent, while iOS 7.1 has a 2 percent crash rate.

Complaints from freezing apps to phones that shut down mid-call and much s-l-o-w-e-r performance have swamped social media. Then, of course, there’s the “flexibility” of the iPhone 6 itself…

Apple gets it: the company yanked iOS 8 and vowed to replace it with a bigger, better version.

“We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update,” an Apple spokesperson told The Huffington Post. “We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can. In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update.”

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