As we mentioned earlier today, the App Store was recently struck with a programming glitch, causing a number of Mac and iOS apps to crash upon update.

The issue has been causing a lot of problems for app developers, who have been receiving 1 star reviews and non-stop support requests over the last 24 hours.

This afternoon, Apple officially acknowledged the bug…

TechCrunch reports:

“According to 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.”

The report goes on to say that Apple has already emailed several developers regarding the glitch, and that it now has a dedicated team looking into problem.

It’s been a rough couple of days for the App Store team, which has had a fairly spotless record up until now. Aside from this updating bug, it’s also been dealing with a malicious spam application, that was discovered in the App Store early this morning.

  • For people who have this problem..i found a solution..yes you can restart your phone but hte problem will occur after couple of minutes or such..if you want a quick fix yes you can download a free app but that sometimes doesn’t always work..if you have a jailbroken phone then your good to go ..just google a package called Permission Fixer..don’t remember the source exactly but yeah..run it..reboot your iphone..viola! all your apps will run perfectly smooth like if there wasn’t a bug at all

  • “Apple officially acknowledged the bug…”

    Surprised they didn’t blame the customer….or, at least, not yet.

  • I’m hoping Apple acknowledges whatever is going on with failed multiple downloads in iTunes!!!

  • Mads Teland

    It looks it’s fixed now 😀

  • Sonic 4 ep 1-2 have been crashing for a couple of weeks now upon launch – white screen and then crash. I keep getting the cop-out answer of: uninstall, reboot, reinstall, reboot, launch. That is the stupidest explanation I have ever heard and has never worked – EVER.

  • UPDATE: it’s fixed, apps are not crashing anymore