iPhone 5s reportedly experiencing twice as many crashes in comparison to other models

By Justin Kahn
Oct 11, 2013
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  1. We all expect applications to crash more frequently when new operating systems debut, and it appears Apple's new iPhone 5s is experiencing its fair share. So much so that reports are claiming it is experiencing crashes more frequently than both...

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  2. Steve would never let this happen.

    But Steve is gone.

    Cry y'all.
    coppersloane and avoidz like this.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    This doesnt surprise me.
  4. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 657   +70

    My sister's 5S crashed several times while I was setting up and throughout the updates. It seems fine now though.
  5. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,130   +188

    Glad that I don't have an iphone 5s (though I admit I cannot afford it. :) )
    trgz and avoidz like this.
  6. Apple, along with a few other computer companies, engineer their devices and wares with the explicit intent of it failing at some point in the near future. That's how they make their money; repeated purchases of wares and auxiliaries. Now stuff is becoming so faulty that it's breaking down before it should. I can understand an enterprise wanting to maintain growth, but it should maintain growth by repeatedly putting out good wares and services, not through deceit and predation of it's consumer base.
    mosu and avoidz like this.
  7. tomkaten

    tomkaten TS Addict Posts: 169   +73

    The Guest is right, this is planned obsolescence gone bad.

    An since we're on to that... It's funny how we have all this so-called "consumer rights groups" supporting our rights, but the whole world is silently accepting this. Makes you sick. We're frigging hypocrites, posing as treehuggers and all, and, on the other hand, screwing up resources, constantly building useless crap for the narrow-minded and racking up billions for our own selfish needs...

    misor: You're not missing out, don't worry :)
  8. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,633   +1,031

    This doesn't sound like Apple's fault really. They upgrading their processor and the apps aren't quite working yet on it. They could have released it months earlier, but letting the cat out of the bag on their new product is more unlike Apple than just dealing with a couple crashes.

    Honestly, if this is all that's wrong with the 5s, then they've done better than the last few. Wasn't it the 4 that was being 'held wrong' and had terrible reception? And the 5 came with a version of maps that was worse than useless because you didn't know it was wrong until you drove to the wrong place.

    Apps will be upgraded and it'll work it's way out.
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  9. khha4113

    khha4113 TS Rookie

    Keep your fingers crossed!
  10. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Enthusiast Posts: 207   +30

    Umm are people really complaining about a %2 crash rate?
  11. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Guru Posts: 442   +92

    When Apple has 100% control over the hardware development, system software, and what applications run on it? Yeah I think 2% is unreasonable. But of course, you probably can't understand that considering you don't even understand that the percent symbol follows the numeric value.
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  12. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,130   +188

    I think that the 'general acceptable rate of failure' is around 1% or less. maybe this higher rate of failure is related to the 64-bit processor that apple used as implied by other people around the 'net. (software-hardware incompatibility?, poorly coded software for the new hardware?)
  13. Geforcepat

    Geforcepat TS Booster Posts: 123   +10

    I think a lot has to do with ios 7 too.on my my 4s about once-twice a week an app might crash.
  14. coppersloane

    coppersloane TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    If this was Microsoft, there would be 3 pages of hate.
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    I don't know man.. I went through several pages of news posts (in forum mode) and couldn't find many comments on anything related to Microsoft. Maybe it is because since the Surface RT they really haven't done anything that requires much discussion, I did find this though:

    Microsoft delaying surface mini with a whopping 4! replies.

    Almost anything negative that can be said about Apple or Steve Jobs gets a ton of posts around here; anything good, like the GM seeding of OS X 10.9, gets very little discussion (2 replies).

    So I think you are barking up the wrong tree if you think MS gets treated more harshly than Apple around here.

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