Apps on iPhone 5s are crashing twice more often than on previous models

Apps on iPhone 5s are crashing twice more often than on previous models
We’ve praised the Apple iPhone 5s for its meaningful innovation with Touch ID and for its great hardware put in that same aluminum box, but we also have to admit that iOS 7 on it comes with a surprising amount of bugs and issues, especially for an Apple release.

Now, our observations are confirmed by app platform Crittercism that claims iPhone 5s apps crash twice as often as apps on other models.

“Anytime there is new hardware or software release, we see issues,” Crittercism chief executive Andrew Levy said. “Inevitably, over time, those issues get resolved.”

iOS 7 is getting a lot of bad press not just for the sub-par icon design, but also for its functionality and things like alignment issues and so many more. Now, we’ve seen an influx of reports about the blue screen of death (BSOD) appearing way too often on users’ screens. Those blue screens come up mostly after multitasking.

“The good news is that Apple is certainly aware of issues,” Levy added. “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.”

The situation is improving, but it’s still not where it has to be and the products are out on the market right now. Truth be told, some of the issues may have arisen simply from the fact that developers did not have enough time to adapt their apps to the new hardware and the 64-bit Apple A7 chip, which could be the culprit.

source: Crittercism via AllThingsD

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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
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  • Storage 64 GB
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79 Comments

1. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

That 64 bit is doing something not so revolutionary. Lol

7. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

I think they should have said that to developers earlier so they can have time to prepare and update their apps.

10. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

From what I've read, they did. A lot of developers didn't take it seriously because iOS1 through iOS6 didn't have changes as radical as iOS7 does. Complacency is coming back to bite them.

54. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

LOL.. nice try there Googler - trying to pin the issues on the independent devs.

60. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

So you're saying devs never have to update apps when OS' get updated? I'm not saying the iOS issues are dev related, but some app issues are.

63. Chaseism

Posts: 82; Member since: May 08, 2013

I wouldn't say they never update, but some apps work just fine without updating from one version of iOS to the next. I still have one or two apps from pre-Retina Display days that worked just fine on iOS 6, but fail to open on iOS 7. Developers have to be sure to update their apps. And I'm no developer, but I don't know how much of the unseen architecture has changed between iOS 6 and 7. I imagine it could have been a major overhaul even though it make look moderately different. I don't know that, but I think we have to remember some changes go unseen.

67. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

When the OS is updated developers should not have to update apps for them to continue to run on the platform. The only update that should be required is for the app to take advantage of new features.

69. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Normally that's true. This time though, iOS7 was a huge change compared to previous iterations, and so was the hardware.

77. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

who gives a f about ios and fackapple products?

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I was thinking that one of the biggest iOS 7 changes was multitasking, but guess what? iOS 7 doesn't do true multitasking! Watch this video from 11:18http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhmEGduKup4

20. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Saw the video already...i was about to comment the same thing... btw Armando Ferreira·is really nice guy..

24. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree! Also some Apple fans says that Armando is a biased Android fanboy, but I don't care even if he is a biased Android fanboy while he shows TRUE FACTS in his videos. :)

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I've been subscribing him since last year. He's great!

46. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

No, iOS 7 doesnt have true multitasking and I doubt it will ever be in iOS. Its just iOS 7 have more APIs opens up and learn what apps should update more often.

48. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Well, nobody ever said iOS 7 is gonna do "true" multitasking. iOS has always allowed select tasks that apps can continue to do in the background, iOS 7 just offers even more of those, and optimizes the behavior a bit. Those two examples in the video don't really mean a lot though, for the first is just how iOS chooses to handle the situation, and the second is doable in iOS 7, it just requires app-side update (for example, Flickr has been update to support this now).

55. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

If it is not true multitasking, then it is not multitasking at all! At least such is my opinion.

58. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Technically speaking, it DOES let you do multiple tasks at once. Just controlled, not as free as the "true" ones. Works for me (and apparently lots of other people) anyway.

75. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Technically speaking, it DOES let you do multiple tasks at once." Technically speaking, iOS 7 allows to start multiple processes at once, but it is NOT MULTITASKING since these processes can't work at the same time.

15. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

64 bit is more like a gimmick. It will take at least 2-3 years to make apps support this format. Technically it the iPhone 6s or something that would benefit from it. Hell! Even PCs are still using 32 bit today.

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and its showing its FRAGMENTATION too lol

36. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

64-bit needs more memory to work. In other news, Apple announces the iPhone 5S Mod I, with 4 Gb of RAM.

56. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

"New is easy Right is hard " .

2. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

This is expected for the first few weeks.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Excuses... excuses...

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31363; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's true Bucky, the only app that crashes for me is Facebook, and it's never been a smooth running app. Other than that smooth sailing bro, simply loving iOS 7 +1

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Facebook has always crashed since day one, so that doesn't count. Oddly, Safari, Gmail, GMaps, Twitter and Instagram have been freezing/crashing a lot, and it happens from iPhone 4 - iPhone 5S.

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 31363; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol u know that about Facebook too huh? Ok you're right can't use that.

22. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I had no crashes when I upgraded from android 2 to 4.0.4, then to 4.1, then 4.2, then 4.3... no crashes at all. Seeing an app crash on Android is rare.

30. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Also statistics said that iOS apps tend to crash three times more than Android apps even before iOS 7. Statistics made by analytics company: www.crittercism.com Here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2012/02/02/does-ios-crash-more-than-android-a-data-dive/

32. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

iOS apps crash a lot more than people think, they just don't when it does because there is no warning like in android, it just goes back to the screen and kills the app. Overall iOS users are going to lose more of their stability as its becomes more complex and tries to emulate more droid or WP functionality.

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