Apple to fix iPhone 5 'white/black screen of death' issue

A fix will appear in iOS 7.1

by Mark Hodgkinson Jan 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM

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    Apple to fix iPhone 5 'white/black screen of death' issue
    It would be fair to say iOS 7 hasn’t been Apple’s most popular update and a glitch causing unexpected reboots, for some users, won’t be helping its image.
    Fortunately, Apple is aware and they are planning to fix it but only with the roll-out of iOS 7.1.

    The error, commonly referred to as the, "white/black screen of death," is affecting only iPhone 5 users – 5, 5c & 5s – and manifests with a sudden lock-up and then a restart.

    Outside of Apple, the cause for the issue is unknown but it is reportedly more likely to occur when the battery level dips under 30 percent. Switching between apps can also trigger the glitch.
    "We have a fix in an upcoming software update"

    "We have a fix in an upcoming software update" an Apple spokesperson told Mashable, "for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash."

    Bizarrely, the bug seems to affect different phones, in different ways. dependent on the colour of its casing so a light coloured iPhone 5 will see a reboot with a black Apple logo on a white background and vice versa.

    Apple says the iOS 7.1 update is currently in its fourth rounding of developer testing so hopefully it won’t be too long until it arrives.

    Has anyone here been affected?

    Source: Mashable

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