A new report has revealed that those who’ve updated their iPhones or iPods to the new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS 8 released last week have been experiencing frequent app crashes. The affected users have said that the crashing apps initially worked properly in the older versions of iOS. Some of the popular apps that crash are apps by Facebook Inc. and Dropbox Inc.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has come under criticism from some users based on its latest hardware and software releases. Some users have registered their complaints against iPhone 6 phones saying the device bends when put in the pocket.
About the new OS, a few customers have made their way to App Store to register their complaints. One user said that when trying to access Facebook social media app, it “freezes and crashes.” There are app developers that will also have to fine tune their products to work seamlessly with the new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS 8. Dropbox is said to have released an update to help fix some issues experienced by its app users.
According to MacRumors, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is ready to dispatch a newer version, apparently called iOS 8.0.1, to fix the bugs.
A report released by Crittercism Inc. says that iOS 8 causes apps to crash about 3.3% or 67% more than its immediate predecessor.
The Crittercism Inc. CEO Andrew Levy said that the new iOS operating system has brought with it 4,000 new functions and changes, making it a challenge for developers to adapt to it. The languages used and the documentation are some of the things that developers have to go through in order to create new software adaptations for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS 8.
“It just goes to show how hard it is to test everything before it’s sent out into the wild,” Mr Levy said. “As with previous software releases, Apple will make fixes to its iOS 8 software in the weeks and months ahead.”
Although an update to fix bugs is in the pipeline, it might take a few other releases for the new platform to be completely stable.
This article has been written by Victor Ochieng.