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iPhone 5S Users Reporting Blue Screen of Death
Hot Hardware ^ | 10/11/2013 | Paul Lilly

Posted on 10/12/2013 3:06:35 AM PDT by markomalley

It's been a long time since we've seen a dreaded "blue screen of death" (BSoD), but it's back and in the in the unlikeliest of places. Oddly enough, some Apple iPhone 5S owners are reporting BSoD errors, though they're a little different from the ones you may remember seeing on Windows desktops. Rather than spit out an obscure error code with a generic description, some iPhone 5S devices are suddenly turning blue before automatically restarting.

The Numbers app in Apple's iWork suite, a free program with new iPhones, seems to be the primary cause, though BSoD behavior has also been observed in other applications, according to complaints in Apple's support forum. Here's a demonstration of the error posted to YouTube.


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Based on when the support threads were first posted, this appears to be a problem that's been going on since the iPhone 5S launched last month, though it's just now gaining attention. Apple hasn't acknowledged the problem, so it's unclear when a fix might be in sight. Some users say that disabling iCloud syncing to the iWork suite seems to work for some, though not every user.


(video at link)

Have you noticed any similar quirks with your new iPhone? What about other Apple devices you might own that have been upgraded to iOS7 recently?  Sound off in the thread below.


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1 posted on 10/12/2013 3:06:35 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

IWork
That makes me blue
I die

LibPhone


2 posted on 10/12/2013 3:11:42 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: markomalley
That's not possible!

Haha...Hey Rush...say it aint so!

3 posted on 10/12/2013 3:14:11 AM PDT by Post5203 (Please name me a sucessful city or country run by a "person of color".)
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To: markomalley

My theory is that the iPhone 5S is just getting grossed-out by that guy’s photos of gnarly teef.


4 posted on 10/12/2013 3:43:37 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: markomalley

But that is not possible!

Or so I hear from Apple Cultists.


5 posted on 10/12/2013 4:55:30 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

After J


6 posted on 10/12/2013 5:13:53 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

After Jobs’ death, their quality control and decision making have worsened, for sure.


7 posted on 10/12/2013 5:15:12 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: markomalley

My phone had no sound shortly after update. I thought it might be “No Such Agency” messing with me.


8 posted on 10/12/2013 6:07:41 AM PDT by dznutz
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To: markomalley

I’ve been using mine since they came out. Not any issues at all. Works like a charm.


9 posted on 10/12/2013 6:09:38 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: markomalley

iPhones are so over-rated.

(and made in China)


10 posted on 10/12/2013 6:10:04 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Post5203

That’s not possible!

Haha...Hey Rush...say it aint so!

Seriously, how much stock in Apple do you think Rush owns?


11 posted on 10/12/2013 10:51:55 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: James C. Bennett

I bet it has something to do with crossing over into 64-bit hw/OS. Some programmers overlooked the 32-bit/64-bit data access somewhere, I bet.

Remember how what a pain and how long it took for Windows XP 64-bit to finally get stable? (relatively speaking, of course)


12 posted on 10/12/2013 11:27:40 AM PDT by time4good
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To: Revolting cat!

Kids today embrace “retro”.


13 posted on 10/12/2013 1:09:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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