Apple Reportedly Fixes App Crash Epidemic

Apple says it has resolved a problem that caused recently updated apps to crash when launched. On Thursday, MMW reported that due to a nagging encryption glitch, scores of freshly updated iOS apps have begun crashing Thursday in a widespread development that has confounded and frustrated many iOS device owners. By Friday, Apple confirmed the …   Read More

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Apple says it has resolved a problem that caused recently updated apps to crash when launched.

On Thursday, MMW reported that due to a nagging encryption glitch, scores of freshly updated iOS apps have begun crashing Thursday in a widespread development that has confounded and frustrated many iOS device owners.

By Friday, Apple confirmed the problem and said that the issue wasn’t widespread.

“We had a temporary issue that began yesterday with a server that generated DRM code for some apps being downloaded,” Apple said. “The issue has been rectified and we don’t expect it to occur again. Users who experienced an issue launching an app caused by this server bug can delete the affected app and re-download it.”

According to CNET, Apple is telling developers that “should customers report problems with an app crashing, they could contact Apple directly to determine if the cause was an issue with the app or the App Store itself.”

For now, the problem seems to be yesterday’s news. We’ll keep you posted should further user complaints surface.

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