Apple’s latest iPhone might have an unexpected feature, the dreaded “Blue Screen of Death."
Also known as a stop error, blue screen, blue screen of doom, bug check screen, or BSoD, it’s an error screen displayed by operating systems after they crash. (Via YouTube / Internet Free)
And while it’s typically found on older Windows PCs, a number of iPhone 5s users have reported random reboots of their phone’s iOS following a stop error.
Several videos are surfacing online of 5s users experiencing the problem. (Via YouTube / prozal, YouTube / Elendil) The reboots appear to be specific to the 5s and seem to be triggered by multitasking between apps, specifically the free iWorks apps that comes with the new iOS devices. (Via Apple)
The problem has yet to be reported Apple’s other newly released device, the iPhone 5c.
Apple recently released a software update to iOS 7, which fixed a major bug that allowed users to bypass the security code on the lockscreen and access personal information. (Via YouTube / iPodUplink)
However, Forbes reports the update did not address “ … an issue that prevents certain iMessages from being sent, nor did it fix the BSOD issue. Apple acknowledged the iMessages issue and said that they would patch it in a future software update.”
Meanwhile, The Verge explains: “One workaround to alleviate the iWork-related reboots is to disable iCloud syncing for Apple's Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps.”
The 5s is Apple’s first iPhone device to have documented “Blue Screen of Death” errors. The company has yet to release a statement on the issue.