Apple Fixes Crashing Apps
Updated at 5:36 PM PDT on Friday, Jul 6, 2012
We wrote on Thursday about the App Store's crashing Mac and iOS applications, and now Apple has said that it has a fix for the glitch that caused newly downloaded apps to crash on launch.
Apple said the software designed to ensure purchased applications are unlocked for users instead rendered them unusable, according to AllThingsD.
“We had a temporary issue that began yesterday with a server that generated DRM code for some apps being downloaded,” Apple said in a statement. “The issue has been rectified and we don’t expect it to occur again."
Apple said that those who downloaded an affected app can re-download it from the App Store. It also stated the bug affected few users.
That's not the story others have. The error in Apple's code affected more than 100 iOS and Mac apps, according to
MacStories -- and that Apple removed negative reviews about the app crashes. So we believe this affected many more people than Apple is acknowledging, and likely many of them didn't know it was an error on Apple's part. They likely just were angry at the app developer and wrote a negative review.
Published at 1:48 PM PDT on Jul 6, 2012