Apple's iOS failure rate hits 58% in Q2 2016

Q2 2016 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health report released by Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG) has reported Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) has lost its usual position to Android in the smartphone performance battle, the company said.

Plagued by crashing apps, wi-fi connectivity and other performance issues, the iOS failure rate more than doubled to 58 percent in the second quarter of 2016, compared to its 25 percent failure rate in the previous quarter.

Out of the 58 percent of iOS devices that failed, iPhone 6 had the highest failure rate (29 percent), followed by iPhone 6S (23 percent) and iPhone 6S Plus (14 percent). Meanwhile, combined sales of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus totaled 15.1 percent in Q2 2016, according to Kantar Worldpanel Comtech´s latest smartphone OS market share data.

Blancco Technology Group is a provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions. Blancco is a division of Blancco Technology Group.