Are you experiencing app crashes after recent App Store updates?

Jul 5, 2012
Tech

Developers and users of some of the most popular and useful iOS applications including Instapaper, GoodReader and Angry Birds are reporting significant crashes after recent updates in the App Store. As first reported by The Verge, Instapaper developer and prolific app store critic Marco Arment said he noticed problems immediately after his app’s 4.2.3 update […]

Developers and users of some of the most popular and useful iOS applications including Instapaper, GoodReader and Angry Birds are reporting significant crashes after recent updates in the App Store.

As first reported by The Verge, Instapaper developer and prolific app store critic Marco Arment said he noticed problems immediately after his app’s 4.2.3 update went live.

Arment writes:

Characterizations of this issue:

  • The app crashes immediately on launch, every time, even after a delete and reinstall as long as the corrupt file is being served by the App Store.
  • It doesn’t even show the Default.png before crashing. Just a split-second of a partial fade to black, then back to Springboard.
  • It may only affect customers in some regions.
  • If updating from iTunes, some customers might get a dialog citing error 8324 or 8326.
  • Mac apps might show this dialog:
  • “[App] is damaged and can’t be opened. Delete [App] and download it again from the App Store.”
  • The console might show:AppleFairplayTextCrypterSession::fairplayOpen() failed, error -42110

Apple has no comment. If you are experiencing problems updating any of your apps in the last few days, let us know.

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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