Apps twice as likely to crash on iPhone 5s?

Macworld Australia Staff
14 October, 2013
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It seems that the blue screen of death isn’t the only issue concerning some iPhone 5s users at the moment. is reporting that apps are twice as likely to crash as on the top end iPhone 5s as they are on the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c.

Quoting a study conducted by management platform Crittercism (and, with a name like that, is it a company that ever has anything positive to say?), the site suggests that the crash rates can perhaps be attributed to unforeseen issues developers have been encountering when transitioning to the new internals of the iPhone 5s.

As points out, lack of preparation time may be to blame, as developers were only permitted to start submitting apps for the iPhone 5s and its groundbreaking 64-bit A7 chip, only four days before the phone was actually launched.

When it gets down to actual numbers though, the situation doesn’t look quite as grim. Crittercism says that the programs crash on about two percent of the iPhone 5s, compared to just under one percent on the iPhone 5 and 5c. quotes an interview with Crittercism CED Andrew Levy, who said, “Anytime there is new hardware or software release, we see issues. Inevitably, over time, those issues get resolved.”

Levy underlined that while developers had several months to test the software for iOS 7 in beta, they didn’t see the hardware as well until the last minute.

He added, “The good news is that Apple is certainly aware of issues. They’ve pushed out two iOS updates for iOS 7… Apple is doing a really good job of addressing these issues as they come up.”

by Macworld Australia staff


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