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

By on October 11, 2013, 5:30 PM
iphone, apps, crashes, iphone 5s, m7 coprocessor

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 the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5.

Crittercism reports that after having looked at hundreds of millions of apps, programs crash at twice the rate on the 5s in comparison to other iPhone 5 models. Applications crash under 1% on the 5c and iPhone 5, whereas we are seeing a 2% crash rate on the 5s, according to the report.

Andrew Levy, the CEO of Crittercism said recently that anytime "there is new hardware or software release, we see issues. Inevitably, over time, those issues get resolved.”

He also said the more frequent crashes are likely due to the 64-bit A7 chip and the M7 coprocessor the iPhone 5s carries. Developers did not have access to the new 5s hardware, like they did with iOS 7 for several months before release. In the case of the new colorful iPhone 5c, it is nearly identical to the iPhone 5 internally, so devs were familiar with what they were getting in to with the lower budget model. When asked for comment, Apple declined to make a public statement on the matter.

Levy is also quick to point out that he feels Apple has transitioned well to the new 64 bit mobile landscape, despite the crash rate. “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," he said. When 64-bit came to the desktop space, developers were forced to re-write code and drivers, unlike the near seamless transition to iOS 7.

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