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Video: iPhone 5s users plagued by ‘blue screen of death’ crashes

Published Oct 11th, 2013 11:55AM EDT
iPhone 5s Blue Screen Of Death

Microsoft spent countless man-hours trying to kill off the “blue screen of death” (BSOD) in newer versions of Windows, and Windows 8 users rarely see these pesky system crashes as a result. iPhone 5s users, however, are an entirely different story. According to various complaints on Twitter and Facebook as well as numerous forum threads, including at least a dozen on Apple’s own support site, iPhone 5s owners are seeing sporadic system crashes that are preceded by a dark blue BSOD. The crashes seem to be triggered in most cases when users attempt to switch apps with Apple’s multitasking interface while performing functions in its various iWork productivity apps such as Numbers and Pages. Apple has yet to publicly acknowledge the pesky bug and it is unclear if it will be fixed in the company’s upcoming iOS 7.0.3 update, which could be released in the coming days. A video showcasing an iPhone 5s BSOD crash follows below.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.