I am not rich enough to have both phones under my wing. I currently own an Android phone and have never had an iPhone. Learning what I just did from an article from the Independent, I might never own an iPhone.

I’ve always thought there was something different about the iPhone, I could never put my hands on it. Your choice is your choice though so I won’t try to sway you, but I did think this new information would help serve you well if you’re planning to buy a new phone.

A few things to note; 62 percent of iOS devices suffered “performance failures.” Again, I don’t want to be a killjoy but here are a few facts that I learned:

From UK Independent:

Apple’s iPhones and iPads are losing the battle against Android devices.

That is according to a new study by mobile diagnostics firms Blancco Technology Group (BTG), which claims that Apple’s devices are less reliable and experienced a bigger failure rate than their Android counterpart, driven by bugs in the iOS 10 update.

For the purposes of the report the word “failure” refers to any number of problems including instances of apps crashing, connection difficulties and overheating.

About 62 percent of iOS devices suffered performance failures in the third quarter of 2016 compared with 47 percent of Android devices, the report found.

The iPhone 6 was the main culprit with the highest failure rate of 13 percent. This was followed by the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6S both on 9 percent.

Overheating is cited as the most common problem faced by iPhone users, followed by crashing apps at 15 per cent and headphone problems at 11 per cent.

“If an iOS device exceeds a certain internal temperature threshold, it could have a ripple effect on other aspects of the device’s performance,” BTG said in its report.

“For example, overheating could lead to the device no longer charging. It could also cause the display screen to dim or go black altogether. Other residual effects could be a weakened carrier signal or the camera flash being disabled temporarily,” the company added.

The top crashing iOS apps chart puts Instagram in the leading position, crashing 14 percent of the time followed by Snapchat at 12 per cent. Pokemon Go was dubbed “one of the most unstable iOS apps” in the third quarter, with apps crashing 5 percent of the time.

I know some of this information is disconcerting and you might be rethinking keeping your iPhone or iPad right now. I would say to you weigh all your options before thinking about really switching your phones. If your iPhone is working well, you might not have this problem ever.

As for me, I will stick with my Android phone for a while. I think I made the best choice.

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H/T: UK Independent

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