It appears that Apple has finally acknowledged the app crashing issue that has been plaguing many apps on the iOS App Store in the last day or so. Originally highlighted by Instapaper creator Marco Arment here, apparently some newly updated apps were crashing on launch. The issues stem from corrupted app binaries that were being distributed on the App Store, and may be related to Apple’s FairPlay DRM.
Apple has now responded to the issue in the Developer Forums, under the name “iTunesConnect”, saying:
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 also contacted developers via email with a similar statement. No timetable has been given for a fix, but it appears Apple is at least aware of the issue that has been causing problems for both App Store developers and users alike.