Apple has reportedly acknowledged the fact that many third-party iPhone applications have been crashing on launch, according to AppleInsider.
One of AppleInsider's readers says that after he contacted Apple about the problem, he received a response from CEO Steve Jobs himself: "This is a known iPhone bug that is being fixed in the next software update in September."
Apple representatives did not immediately have confirmation.
That was the full extent of Jobs' e-mail, AppleInsider said. While the most talked-about mobile-software problems for Apple right now are still, crashing apps have been causing a number of complaints as well.
The most recent software update,, which iPhone owners say will load an application temporarily before it shuts down entirely and returns to the home screen.
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