Apple iOS 7's Latest Bug Is 'Blue Screen of Death'
Some iOS 7 users are experiencing a "blue screen of death"—a bright blue screen and then a reboot—when using iDrop and iWork.Apple iPhone 5S users continue to discover new bugs in iOS 7, the latest of which has been dubbed the "blue screen of death"—or, a bit more friendly, the BSOD. As early as Sept. 24, users have been posted to forum boards in confusion about the BSOD, which appears to be tied to iDrop, "an entirely new way to quickly and easily share content with people nearby," as Apple said in a Sept. 10 statement, and iWork, the productivity suite that it made a show of offering for free—with iLife, iMovie and iPhone—Sept. 10. "We were having troubles getting anything to show up," wrote user GeekMoxie on iMore Forums Sept. 24, who was trying to get AirDrop to work between two iPhone 5 devices, "and while I was messing with the settings, my screen flickered to a bright blue blank screen and then power-cycled." Geek.com reported Oct. 11 that several other users have encountered the BSOD when switching between iWorks applications.
On the Apple Support Communities forum, another user posted, "How do I resolve the blue screen error while using iWork on my iPhone 5S? When I use Pages, for example, and press the home button to switch apps, my iPhone restarts after a blue screen."