According to Macro Arment – developer of Instapaper – popular read it later app, the issue seems to be due to corrupt binaries on Apple’s servers.
Marco reports that soon after the update for Instapaper was approved by Apple, he received a deluge of complaints from users reporting the crashing issue.
The issue is not just limited to Instapaper, Marco reports that he has been able to replicate the crashing issue on a number of apps such as GoodReader, Pair, Readdle Scanner Pro etc.
In fact, Developers of GoodReader have provided a tutorial on how to resolve the issue, which will ensure that you don’t lose your in-app files and settings.
GoodReader believes that the updates are fully functional, but Apple seems to have made some change in their app distribution engine, which is causing the crashing issue.
The issue is not only resulting in an increase in support requests for developers, but also resulting in bad reviews for the apps. It is important to note that if you’re facing the issue, it is not the developer’s fault so please don’t penalize them by posting bad reviews for their apps. We’re sure that Apple will fix the issue as soon as possible.
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TechCrunch reports that Apple has acknowledged the issue in its developer forums and is working on a fix.
According to our developer sources, Apple has now responded to numerous complaints in its Developer Forums with a brief statement posted by username “iTunesConnect.”
The statement reads: “We are aware of the issue related to apps crashing after update. We are currently working on resolving the issue. Stay tuned for updates.”
Apple has informed AllThingsD that the crashing issue has now been fixed.
“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 to AllThingsD. Apple said it affected only a small number of users.
“The issue has been rectified and we don’t expect it to occur again,” Apple said. Those who have an affected app can re-download it from the App Store.