Crittercism, a company that helps mobile app developers track their performance, reports that apps running on the iPhone 5s crash twice as often. The company looked at millions of app launches and determined that apps crash about 2% of the time on the iPhone 5s compared to just under 1% on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c.
“Anytime there is new hardware or software release, we see issues,” Crittercism CEO Andrew Levy said in an interview. “Inevitably, over time, those issues get resolved.”
Levy suggests that the higher crash rate for the iPhone 5s is because developers were unable to test their applications for compatibility with the new hardware; whereas, the iPhone 5c features nearly the same hardware as the iPhone 5.
“The good news is that Apple is certainly aware of issues,” Levy said. “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.”