If the mobile application management platform Crittercism is to be believed, apps on the iPhone 5s are more than twice as likely to crash than if they were running on the iPhone 5c or 5.
MacRumors reported that “the app crash rates on the iPhone 5s are attributed to the unforseen issues that developers have had transitioning to the new internals of the iPhone 5s, such as rewriting drivers and code for the phone’s 64-bit A7 chip and M7 coprocessor.”
This of course only relates to apps that haven’t been updated to the new 64-bit architecture yet, which Apple began allowing developers to submit on September 16th.
“Anytime there is new hardware or software release, we see issues,” Crittercism CEO Andrew Levy said in an interview. “Inevitably, over time, those issues get resolved.”
Levy said that perhaps the reason the iPhone 5s is seeing more crashes than the equally new iPhone 5c is that, while developers were able to check their apps for compatibility with iOS 7 during several months of beta testing, the new hardware wasn’t available ahead of time. The iPhone 5s packs a new 64-bit A7 chip and an M7 coprocessor, while the 5c is nearly identical, internally, to the iPhone 5.
Despite the report the company does state Apple has done a great job thus far addressing issues as they come up, pointing to the two updates it released in quick succession for iOS 7.
Despite a rocky start, apps will become more stable as more developers update their apps to the 64-bit architecture in the coming months.
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