iOS 7, perhaps the most divisive software update in Apple’s history of mobile devices, has suffered from one particularly annoying bug since launching last September. Random restarts have plagued a number of users, and finally Apple is doing something about it.
A substantial number of users have reported unexpected reboots of their iOS 7-packing iPhones (myself included). The problem sees the handset freeze before automatically soft-rebooting. Depending on the colour of the handset, users will be sent back to a white or black screen with the Apple logo, with those who’ve experienced the problem likening it to Windows’ infamous “Blue Screen of Death“.
“We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash,” Apple told Mashable. While Apple has yet to put a precise date on the firmware update roll-out, it’s expected to land as part of iOS 7.1, the latest iteration of their minimal operating system, which is rumoured to hit devices at some point in March. [Mashable via Slashgear]
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