There are currently many confused Apple users experiencing apps crashing on their devices.
You name it, popular apps and services including TikTok, Spotify, Pinterest, Tinder, JOOX, and more are broken whenever they’re launched on iPhones and iPads.
The apps can only be opened if the user goes offline. In some cases, it’ll only benefit Spotify users with saved music and podcasts. Having said that, no similar incidents of apps crashing were reported by Android devices or on the web.
So what gives?
According to The Verge, Facebook is to be blamed. The real cause of outage hasn’t been determined yet, but early reports point to Facebook’s software development kit (SDK). Many apps rely on the aforementioned to login.
Is anyone else having issues opening…any apps on iPhone? pic.twitter.com/JjEkkojVWa
— Rosie Percy (@rosiepercy) July 10, 2020
There's another facebook SDK issue that lead's to our iOS app to crash on launch again along with major apps like Spotify & Pinterest 🔥 @fb_engineering
— Peter Juras (@peterjuras) July 10, 2020
Anyone else having an issue with games on their iPhone this morning? Most of mine crash upon opening (yes, software and apps are up to date).
— Sarah Ann Nelson (@KayleeTonks) July 10, 2020
Facebook has since released a statement that it was “aware (of) and investigating an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash.”
Source: The Verge.