Although Apple prides itself on providing an app ecosystem that is safe and trusted, recent reports from developers and angry consumers are saying otherwise, with many apps crashing after being updated on the iOS and Mac App Stores.
Macro Arment, creator of Insapaper has written that his App has suffered a mystery corruption for users after the latest app update is downloaded. Arment urges users to be wary for the next few days as this issue is sorted out, saying:
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
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- 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