The introduction of a new operating system can often result in less stability when it comes to apps. It is an unfortunate result of transitioning to a major software update like iOS 7. Some of these issues are caused by developers who either haven’t updated their apps for compatibility or find themselves in the process of finding and fixing bugs. According to a report from Crittercism, a company that specializes in pinpointing app crashes and performance, the iPhone 5S is seeing twice the number of crashes as compared to other iPhone 5s.
iOS 7 released in beta back in June, allowing developers to work out potential problems that would affect their apps. When Apple announced the iPhone 5S in September, it included a new 64-bit processor and it was the first developers had heard of iOS 7 offering 64-bit support. The iPhone 5c is nearly identical in specs to the iPhone 5, so it hasn’t seen the bump in app instability that users of the iPhone 5S have seen.
Nothing helps round out a software release like customers, who with regular use, can help developers find and eradicate bugs. This too extends to Apple, who have been aggressive in pusing out updates, with both iOS 7.0.1 and iOS 7.0.2 released in less than a month after the initial launch of iOS 7.
If you are experiencing a higher number of app crashes, rest assured that your issues are likely being tracked. Anyone seeing this higher rate of instability when moving from the iPhone 5 to iPhone 5S?
Source: All Things D