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Watch as an Apple iPhone shows the "Blue Screen of Death"

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A published report on Friday cites a number of Apple themed forums for the disturbing, but not fatal situation that has the Apple iPhone 5s showing the "Blue Screen of Death". In this situation, the user's iPhone 5s screen turns completely blue and then reboots. The problem appears limited to the new full-featured iPhone model and is largely centered around Apple's own iWorks application which comes free on all new iOS devices.

Tweet reports Blue Screen of Death on the Apple iPhone 5s

Tweet reports Blue Screen of Death on the Apple iPhone 5s

In addition, videos taken by Apple iPhone 5s users seem to indicate that multitasking between apps also brings on the problem which also happens randomly. The Apple iPhone community has found a workaround for those being affected by iWorks. If the latter app is causing your iPhone 5s to reboot, disable iCloud syncing for Apple's Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps and you should have some relief.

Earlier this month, we told you that iOS 7.0.3 had been seeded to employees and partners, so it might be too late to expect a fix for this problem in the next iOS build. Also, some of our readers have been sending us pictures of missing icons and status bars on their iOS 7 powered iPhone. In those cases, a simple reboot seemed to solve the issue.

If your Apple iPhone has been turning blue lately, you can let us know in the box below. Just because your iPhone 5s is turning blue, you don't have to be blue. The bug isn't turning the phone into a paperweight and we expect that the gang in Cupertino will come up with an update to take care of the latest iOS 7 problems. After all, as we told you earlier, apps on the Apple iPhone 5s are crashing twice as often as on other iPhone models.



source: Elendil, TheVerge via AppleInsider, AppleSupport

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posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:31 34

1. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Fanboys will cry blood today. :p

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:26 11

21. rms.max (Posts: 95; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


they said' New is easy, Right is hard '.it will be hard for ifanboy.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:36 60

2. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Also, why is the iPhone Coping PCs when crashing?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:01 10

13. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


LOL.....
Too good a comment.... Thumbs up...

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:22 6

20. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


You just made my day. +1 x million

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:29 13

22. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


MS will sue them for BSOD copying :D and IOS7 is the abomination by the wap WP FTW

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 13:12

35. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Nah, didn't you know? Apple has a licence to use MS's crap! :)

It actually be funnier if the iphone said in OSX fashion:

"You need to reboot your iphone. Hold down the power key until the screen goes blank, then press again to restart"

For OSX users, apple wants you to feel that a reboot is just a calm, non event.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:32

25. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 276; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Comm of the day

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:53 7

31. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Hahahaha... I had to BUST OUT laughing when i read that dude... Really, whew. "iPhone copying PCs when they crash"... Hehehe, SUE them M$, before Apple patent that. Whew,,, good one.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 20:21 3

54. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)


This is what 64bit achitecture can do! iPhones are now as powerful as PCs when crashing.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 22:26

56. poping (unregistered)


yep... you could be right...

the 64bit cpu could be trying to access a hardware that's not there...

...

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:36 6

3. AeroPrime (Posts: 175; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Omg When I saw this video I was thinking I have a Lumia 920 & 1020 it doesn't have such things as a blue screen of death. What happen to apple now recently..... that additional letter "S" doesn't really help the 5 doesn't it?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:36 3

4. sniper1087 (Posts: 515; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


This happened to the ipad as well.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:36 8

5. harvinder2111 (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


it just works..... precede this sentence by [sh]

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:37 4

6. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Well, the bug free iOS times are over now...

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:59 2

11. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Until they fix all the bugs. That's the beauty of the closed system.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:47 13

28. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Have to admit, each new iteration of iOS gets worse in regards to how many bugs Apple has to keep fixing. 7 has far more bugs than 6 and 5 did and it's affecting the usability of the phone, which wasn't always the case before.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:26 2

41. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


The fangirl song is required to be sung with both hands covering your ears, closing your eyes and then going: "Derpity, derp! Derp, derp, derp!"

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 20:28

67. joey_sfb (Posts: 6036; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


wow! closed system only benefit companies like Microsoft and Apple not their users.

Hacker could be using back door known only to them as the source is close to public scrutiny. Open equal transparent so bugs are discover more frequently and fixed more promptly.

Open is like going for a body examination early detection lead to more effective treatment to illness.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:42 12

7. ZeroCide (Posts: 778; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


This proves that hey just copy other OS features..... Including Crash screens!

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:42 13

8. Tommy1960i (Posts: 119; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Poor iOS 7

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 13:36

64. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Best video of the week.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:44

9. ngyixian96 (Posts: 91; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


Same as when someone is talking and you just cut off his head........
Kidding ~
Look like it still need few update to fix those bug.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:50

10. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


LOL!! prepare war in 3....2.....1.......

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:59 13

12. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


S stands for Sh*t

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:03 2

14. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Ok.. I think this has never happened on Android..
Blue screen & random reboots... !!!!
I guess iOS7 is struggling with multi-tasking.... But it can be fixed.. Hopeful

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:07

16. Sauce (unregistered)


My S2 kept crashing when I'd open my contacts list. Sucked.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 13:02

33. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


You are wrong, on 4.2-4.2.2 my Nexus rebooted all the time.
That being said, iOS7 looks painfully slow, and looks really unfinished.
Kind of like the ACA website....

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 08:55 1

61. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I'm right here.. Nobody has seen a blue screen like this on any android device..
As far as random reboots is concerned, you need to keep some part of your internal memory free (above 800MB). It will happen more often if RAM is filled and there is no space on disk for OS to create a temp RAM page file..
My point was that iOS7 is struggling with multitasking more than anything else.. Thats why these problems.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:04

15. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Defective iPhone?

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