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Study Finds iPhone 6 Has the Highest Failure Rate Among iOS Devices

Over time, it is common for gadgets lose performance and eventually have hardware or software problems. This is no different between iPhones and, according to a survey by Blancco (a security technology and data management company), the iPhone 6 It is the model with the highest failure rate among iOS devices.

According to the report State of Mobile Device Repair & Security, iPhone 6 topped the list with a failure rate of 22%; This means that more than one in five handsets were sent for repair or replacement at some point.

Blancco table with the most failing devices

It is likely that the well-known problem with the iPhones 6/6 Plus and 6s / 6s Plus batteries may be behind this situation, considering that the software update released by Apple to address the issue has worsened the performance of various devices. Several owners of affected iPhones are even filing class action lawsuits against Ma, accusing the company of planned obsolescence.

Interestingly, the iPhone 6 Plus appears with a failure rate of 8%, lower than its successor. Even more intriguing is that I have previously met the appearance of the iPhone 5s, with a 5% failure rate (below models newer than it).

Among the iOS devices with the lowest failure rates are iPad Air 2 (4%), iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus (tied at 3%). For some reason, the iPhone 8 did not appear on the list.

Blancco's report revealed that Bluetooth is responsible for the performance issue most likely to affect iOS devices, followed by Wi-Fi, headsets and mobile data. In addition, the company found that 74% of gadgets Apple's run iOS 11 and another 17.7%, iOS 10.

With regard to Android devices, Blancco said in the report that Samsung handsets achieve 27.4% failure rate, the highest among manufacturers using this operating system. Among the top issues, performance is the most affecting these devices, followed by camera, microphone and battery charging.

Report data was obtained through iOS and Android devices brought by mobile operators and manufacturers to Blancco to perform tests and erase the handset data. Therefore, the results indicate only the problems of a portion of devices and not most.

via AppleInsider