San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – Apps on the iPhone 5s are more likely to crash than iOS apps installed on the iPhone 5 and 5c, according to a study by mobile app research firm Crittercism. The problems on the iPhone 5s are due to the overlooked internal transition of iOS apps, which include drivers and code for the new 64-bit A7 chip.
“[Crittercism CEO Andrew Levy] said that perhaps the reason the iPhone 5s is seeing more crashes than the equally new iPhone 5c is that, while developers were able to check their apps for compatibility with iOS 7 during several months of beta testing, the new hardware wasn’t available ahead of time.
“The iPhone 5s packs a new 64-bit A7 chip and an M7 coprocessor, while the 5c is nearly identical, internally, to the iPhone 5,” according to a report by tech website AllThingsD.
Developers for iOS apps only began writing code for the iPhone 5s four days before the launch of the product. While these software problems have surfaced, Apple was quick to release a couple of updates to resolve the issues. Popular apps such as the game Infinity Blade III has been re-worked to make it run flawlessly on the iPhone 5s.
Most iOS developers have stated that they will update their apps for the iPhone 5s’s software structure.
“The good news is that Apple is certainly aware of issues. 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,” Levy added.