Apple fixes app-crashing glitch

Apple has confirmed that it fixed a glitch in the App Store that caused newly downloaded apps to crash.

An issue on the App Store that was corrupting the code of dozens of apps has been affecting iOS and Mac apps since earlier this week. It was causing newly downloaded apps to crash when users tried to open them.

Instapaper creator Marco Arment first noticed the problem earlier this week, and has kept a list of the affected apps, including the latest version of his own app Instapaper and Commonwealth Bank's Kaching.

CNET has reported, and Apple has confirmed to ZDNet Australia, that the issue had been resolved, and had only affected a small number of users.

"We had a temporary issue that began yesterday with a server that generated [Digital Rights Management] code for some apps being downloaded," Apple said. "The issue has been rectified, and we don't expect it to occur again. Users who experienced an issue launching an app caused by this server bug can delete the affected app and re-download it."