New hardware launches are often plagued with various bugs and errors that are gradually accounted for in the weeks and months following release. Apple’s latest smartphones have both received a fair amount of criticism for security breaches and exorbitant prices, but one issue only seems to be present on the iPhone 5s. AllThingsD on Friday shared a report from Crittercism which states that “programs crash about two percent on the iPhone 5s, as compared to just under one percent on both the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5.”
Crittercism CEO Andrew Levy believes that the reason the iPhone 5s is suffering from this problem on a greater scale than the other iPhone 5 models is that although app developers had access to iOS 7 months in advance, they did not have access to the 5s hardware. The iPhone 5c runs on the same hardware as the iPhone 5, so it was prepared to handle virtually anything the iPhone 5 could run.
As Apple trickles out updates over the coming months, the crashes should become much less common.