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It's been kind of a rough day for the iPhone 5s. First there was the news that the new flagship smartphone's suffering from a "blue screen of death," and now AllThingsD reports that a study by performance management team Crittercism found that iOS apps are twice as likely to crash on the iPhone 5s when compared to the iPhone 5 and 5c.
That's not really the fault of the phone itself; rather, it springs from issues with development when developers only had access to the operating system, not the actual iPhone 5s. The culprit seems to be the much-vaunted A7 chip and its accompanying M7 coprocessor, which require the use of slightly different coding than we see for the 5s.
That's why the crash rate doesn't seem to affect the iPhone 5c, which shares internal similarities with the iPhone 5. Developers had little time to prepare, as Apple didn't even start allowing them to submit 64-bit apps until a mere four days before the iPhone 5s launched on September 16.
Crittercism doesn't seem all that worried about the issue, though, particularly in light of the Apple's quick responses for at least two issues that have popped up since launch. The same seems to be true on the developer end of things, with many app creators releasing updates to account for the unexpected issues.
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