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VIDEO: iPhone 5S has 'blue screen of death' bug

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 12 Oct 2013 13:33 User comments (8)

VIDEO: iPhone 5S has 'blue screen of death' bug Users of Apple's iPhone 5S smartphone are reporting crashes that are accompanied by a blue screen on the device.
Most people can remember the good old Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) that happened now and then with Windows. In newer versions of Windows it is not blue, but essentially the same thing.

Now it appears Apple has gotten its own blue screen of death with the new iPhone 5S, only it contains no information at all on the crash, it just pre-empts a reboot.

The problem seems to occur when using Apple's iWork apps, particularly when multitasking. One apparent workaround, according to The Verge, is to disable iCloud syncing for Apple's Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps. The problem persists even on iOS 7.0.2 which was released to fix lockscreen bugs.

Here is a video demonstration of the blue screen crash on an iPhone 5S.



(Video posted by "Elendil")

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8 user comments

112.10.2013 13:50

LOL! I guess apple is not as invulnerable as they thought!

212.10.2013 14:03

Finally catching up with Windows.

312.10.2013 16:16

Originally posted by attar:
Finally catching up with Windows.
long time before they were caught up with pizza wheel of death.

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412.10.2013 17:12

Blue screen of death, nah cant be. We all know that's apple's screen of life. Because they "think different".

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518.10.2013 11:03

I don't know much about this subject but from what I understand from the previous comments; the thing can be rebooted and will work again; unlike when sometimes the BSoD occurs on a Windows computer no matter how many times you reboot, the BSoD returns.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Oct 2013 @ 12:53

- TekPete -

619.10.2013 0:20

Most people don't understand what the BSOD is. BSOD is attributed to hard memory errors. This can be caused by bad hardware or shoddy programming or both. Sucks to be the many millions of cows who lined up for this. Glad I went with a BB Z10; no issues there.

719.10.2013 5:08

Originally posted by kutulu1:
Most people don't understand what the BSOD is. BSOD is attributed to hard memory errors. This can be caused by bad hardware or shoddy programming or both. Sucks to be the many millions of cows who lined up for this. Glad I went with a BB Z10; no issues there.
I wasn't defending iPhones - I certainly don't own one and unless I win one in a competition I never will. I merely observed that a reboot probably clears it. I've had issues with Windows reporting a problem with a HDD when I attempted a system install; it wasn't the HDD in fact it was the CD Rom drive that was faulty.

I agree that this BSoD situation should never happen and if it's a regular occurrence Apple need to sort it out.

- TekPete -

819.10.2013 10:24

What would've made this video "priceless" (to quote the old credit card ad) would've been for them to fling it against the wall afterward...lol

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