A new report reveals that third party apps on the iPhone 5S are likely to crash twice as often as on the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5.
The report has been put together by Crittercism, a mobile app management platform. It has found crash rates on the iPhone 5S to be twice that of the other iPhones. The reason is said to be unforeseen issues that developers have been facing in transitioning to the new internal hardware on the iPhone 5S, particularly issues related to rewriting code and drivers for the new 64-bit A7 processor and M7 coprocessor in the smartphone.
Developers who rushed to get their apps ready in time for release had a titanic task on their hands. Apple only allowed developers to submit 64-bit apps for the iPhone 5S on September 16, merely four days before the new iPhones were going to be released. This wasn’t the case with the iPhone 5C, which technically has the same internals as the iPhone 5. Developers didn’t need to rewrite their apps all over again, which is why crash rates aren’t that high on the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5.
Issues such as these are inevitable when there’s such a major hardware change, and there’s no doubt in the fact that they get resolved as time passes by. Developers will just have to crack open the code and iron out the bugs so that users experience app crashes less frequently on their brand new iPhones.