It is definitely not surprising to notice app crashes, particularly after a major OS update. Such app crashes usually occur at a higher rate than usual, but then as subsequent incremental updates come, the bugs are ironed out and the frequency falls down. App management platform Crittercism makes an interesting observation about the iPhone 5s, that apps on iPhone 5s are crashing twice as often as they would on iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5. Crashes on the iPhone 5s are noted at two percent as compared to one percent on the plastic and last year’s iPhone.
Andrew Levy, CEO of Crittercism, believes that the reason why apps are crashing twice as more on the iPhone 5s is because developers didn’t have access to the hardware prior to the apps being released, they were only able to check if their apps were compatible with iOS 7 during the beta testing phase. Apple has employed a new 64-bit A7 chip aided by an M7 coprocessor in the iPhone 5s, obviously developers couldn’t have been given access prior to the official announcement. Though Levy says that Apple has done a good job of making this major transition, of shifting to 64-bit processors, “nearly invisible.” Since iOS 7 was released on September 18th and the iPhone 5s on September 20th, Apple has rolled out a couple of incremental iOS 7 updates to address any and all issues that are coming up. Have you noticed higher crash rates on iPhone 5s as compared to your iPhone 5?