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The BSOD shows up when using and multitasking between Apple's iWork apps

Apple users have found a new (and somewhat familiar) flaw in the iPhone 5S: the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

According to The Verge, some customers with Apple's brand-new iPhone 5S have experienced a BSOD with a random reboot immediately after. It seems to only happen with the iPhone 5S (not the 5C so far).

A BSOD may be familiar to those of you who remember seeing them in old Windows PCs. 

Reports say the BSOD shows up when using and multitasking between Apple's iWork apps. A random reboot usually follows the BSOD. 

Some users have already found a way around the problem, though. Simply disable iCloud syncing for Apple's Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps, and that should do the trick (until Apple, hopefully, releases an update to fix the problem).

IPhone 5S users have already started posting videos of their BSOD experiences. Check this one out:

Just last month, users found another bug in Apple's latest iPhone that allows anyone to bypass another iPhone user's lockscreen just by pulling up the "Control Center" and opening the alarm clock to set it in sleep mode. When the option to power the phone off pops up, just hit "cancel" and double click the home button for the multitasking screen. 

However, Apple just released iOS 7.0.2 to fix lock-screen security flaw. Hopefully we'll see another one soon for the BSOD and reboot issue. 

Sources: YouTube, The Verge

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Using it wrong?
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/11/2013 11:04:25 AM , Rating: 5
Is that right? LOL :)

RE: Using it wrong?
By retrospooty on 10/11/2013 12:07:09 PM , Rating: 5
LOL... priceless. If it were any other color it would just be funny, but blue? Truly priceless.

RE: Using it wrong?
By Monkey's Uncle on 10/11/2013 5:18:02 PM , Rating: 5
The only thing missing that would have made this perfect is s the driver and hex data shown on a windows BSOD. But the color has to be the cherry on top.

Microsoft get your lawyers off their asses! There is clear patent infringement going on here! Sikkim!

RE: Using it wrong?
By Wazza1234 on 10/12/13, Rating: -1
RE: Using it wrong?
By talonvor on 10/12/2013 4:13:44 AM , Rating: 5
Really, its an app thats not working right? Then why are there another 6 apps that cause the same problem?

RE: Using it wrong?
By Wazza1234 on 10/14/2013 2:54:43 AM , Rating: 1
Which 6 apps?

RE: Using it wrong?
By retrospooty on 10/12/2013 9:08:54 AM , Rating: 4
An Apple app that crashes the OS and causes a reboot. But Apple stuff just works... LOL

RE: Using it wrong?
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/12/2013 9:30:37 PM , Rating: 2
People who are informed have read
Sounds a little like Tester....

RE: Using it wrong?
By retrospooty on 10/12/2013 11:15:20 PM , Rating: 2
A lot. That loser, or one of the other banned nutjobs that couldn't maintain.

RE: Using it wrong?
By Reclaimer77 on 10/13/2013 9:30:45 AM , Rating: 2
I just checked, you're probably right. He only has 18 posts, and EVERY SINGLE ONE is an Android bash fest. Whether it be Google itself or an Android handset maker, he's trolling in a VERY familiar and idiotic way.

RE: Using it wrong?
By retrospooty on 10/13/2013 6:25:00 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... It will be interesting to see which one is stronger, his need to post his douchey nonsense (which will require he acts like a human and remain anonymous) or his need to be a raging tinypeen angry child (which will get him banned for the 3rd time). hehehe

RE: Using it wrong?
By Wazza1234 on 10/14/2013 2:53:53 AM , Rating: 2
An Apple app that crashes the OS and causes a reboo


So not a BSOD in the OS.

RE: Using it wrong?
By exeedorbit on 10/15/2013 11:25:37 AM , Rating: 2
I don't see how you still stand by the fact. The app crashes the entire OS, and then reboots. How is that any different?

RE: Using it wrong?
By Wazza1234 on 10/15/2013 5:40:59 PM , Rating: 2
The app crashes - yes.
The OS reboots - yes.
A blue screen is shown - yes.

However, the blue screen is caused by the background of the app. The whole sensationalist angle of this article is that Apple has built in a BSOD into IOS . It hasn't.

RE: Using it wrong?
By Monkey's Uncle on 10/12/2013 9:08:50 AM , Rating: 2
This is a classic view of the Apple philosophy:

Can't see that they have changed all that much in all these years since then.

RE: Using it wrong?
By Reclaimer77 on 10/12/2013 9:13:09 AM , Rating: 1
lol love that vid, total classic.

Apple makes horrible software across the board. Always has, always will.

RE: Using it wrong?
By Monkey's Uncle on 10/12/2013 9:11:02 AM , Rating: 2
This is a classic view of the Apple philosophy:

Can't see that they have changed all that much in all these years since then.

By Motoman on 10/11/2013 11:52:49 AM , Rating: 5
These are lies. We all know that Apple is perfect, and without Apple the sun would not rise and popcorn would not pop.

More koolaid for you.

RE: Lies.
By YearOfTheDingo on 10/11/2013 12:18:02 PM , Rating: 5
It's not the Blue Screen of Death. It's the Blue Screen of Resurrection. The iPhone has become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.

RE: Lies.
By Motoman on 10/11/2013 1:09:14 PM , Rating: 3

But only if the resurrection ship is within range.

RE: Lies.
By Jedi2155 on 10/11/2013 7:12:07 PM , Rating: 2
Don't worry, TonySwash is always within range.

RE: Lies.
By bodar on 10/11/2013 5:57:18 PM , Rating: 3
May the peace of Jobs be upon you, now and forever.

Watch for a Lawsuit!
By Flunk on 10/11/2013 11:33:07 AM , Rating: 2
Oh no! Now Apple is going to have to prepare to defend itself against a new patent lawsuit from Microsoft. Everyone knows that Microsoft has a patent on blue-colored error screens!

RE: Watch for a Lawsuit!
By EasyC on 10/11/2013 11:52:37 AM , Rating: 5
No, Apple already filed the Patent for a BSOD. It's going to order a ban on any MS product. Obama will let it slide.

By daveinternets on 10/11/2013 12:17:53 PM , Rating: 5
Apple sure is copying everything these days!

New kernel?
By Smoken on 10/11/2013 11:39:29 AM , Rating: 2
Oh they switched to Microsoft Windows kernel for the IOS 7.

RE: New kernel?
By SpartanJet on 10/11/2013 12:09:35 PM , Rating: 2
Nah if they did they would actually be running a real OS. Don't worry its still iOS you can download all the fart apps you want.

LOL. Why make it blue?
By tayb on 10/11/2013 12:10:24 PM , Rating: 3
Why? Just... why? I've seen the iPhone crash dozens of times and never a blue error screen. Why would they do this??? That is so hilarious/stupid.

There's a reason for that
By menting on 10/11/2013 1:51:50 PM , Rating: 3
I'm sure Mr. Tony Swash will have a reasonable explanation for the BSOD.

I'm guessing he'll say it's an innovation to protect you, like how the fingerprint sensor is there to provide the perfect security.

New feature!
By Choppedliver on 10/12/2013 10:22:01 PM , Rating: 2
Apple fans will soon be talking about this "New feature" and telling you that your Android sucks because it doesn't have it.

Way to Go Apple!
By Dennis Travis on 10/14/2013 3:16:30 PM , Rating: 2
Good going Tim Cook! :D

By Argon18 on 10/11/13, Rating: -1
RE: Old??
By amanojaku on 10/11/2013 11:35:01 AM , Rating: 5

RE: Old??
By FaaR on 10/11/2013 5:49:35 PM , Rating: 2
...As if there's any other kind of post in reply to this article? Only difference, his post was the only one trolling windows .

(Yeah, nominating myself lightning rod I am, I know.)

RE: Old??
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/11/2013 7:34:59 PM , Rating: 2
Only difference, his post was the only one trolling windows .
Same as every post he makes... literally, every post.

RE: Old??
By Guspaz on 10/11/2013 11:38:51 AM , Rating: 2
Windows 8 was originally going to feature a black screen of death, although the version that shipped reverted to blue. It's a different shade, though, and no longer shows any information about the problem, unlike previous versions of Windows.

RE: Old??
By amanojaku on 10/11/2013 11:53:46 AM , Rating: 5
You'll be hard pressed to find a BSOD in 7, 8, 2008 or 2012. Even Vista rarely BSODed. I haven't seen one in years, and neither has anyone else.

The main cause of crashes in Windows XP was device drivers, which were responsible for some 85 percent of hiccups in the OS.

RE: Old??
By Guspaz on 10/11/2013 12:50:49 PM , Rating: 2
I've experienced tons of BSODs with Windows 8, and not because of a hardware failure or driver issues, but because of some fault in Windows 8 a while after upgrading it that caused it to disable system restore and then refuse to boot up. Ended up having to do a "soft reinstall" to resolve the issue (Windows 8 can sort of reinstall itself without external media). BSODs weren't so rare in Windows 7 either, since hardware and driver failures aren't exactly uncommon.

RE: Old??
By inighthawki on 10/11/2013 2:31:23 PM , Rating: 3
It sounds a lot like you ran into a single isolated issue that put your system in an unstable state, though. Not exactly like you were get them "here and there from everything you did."

Been using Windows 8 since just before launch and I think I've gotten a single bluescreen which was caused by an audio driver.

Windows has its fair share of issues, but I'd say BSoDs are not really common occurrence anymore.

RE: Old??
By Guspaz on 10/11/2013 4:08:42 PM , Rating: 2
I'd agree that it was a single isolated issue (though one that rendered a machine unbootable requiring a reinstall), but this is not the first single isolated issue I've experienced with Windows over the years. My use of Windows is generally stable, with uptime reaching into months, but I've experienced multiple BSOD in every version of Windows stretching back to 95 (I was a 68k Mac user before that, where instead of BSODs I'd contend with sadmacs and bombs). I've also seen kernel panics on Linux and Solaris, not to mention OS X... Basically, every computing platform that I've ever used has failed on me at some point more than once. I've even had hardware devices like projectors crash on me and require a hard reboot. Technology isn't infallible, nothing is perfect.

RE: Old??
By inighthawki on 10/11/2013 4:22:39 PM , Rating: 2
Absolutely, couldn't agree more. There are always issues in an OS. Is windows perfect? Far from it. I guarantee there are plenty of things that can cause it to blue screen. But you and I are both power users, and in our "months of uptime" we probably do things far more complicated than a normal user, so I suspect from the end user perspective, blue screens probably barely exist outside of driver issues, and maybe a few uncaught test cases just after launch.

RE: Old??
By Gondor on 10/14/2013 6:31:28 AM , Rating: 2
It is my experience that ()poorly written) anti-virus tools cause at least as many BSODs as poorly written device drivers do. Neither which are under M$'s direct control, unlike iOS and its accompanying apps which Apple has 100% control over directly. This is what makes Apple nutjobs' comparisons of iOS crashes versus Windows crashes even more hilarious :-)

RE: Old??
By jimbojimbo on 10/11/2013 3:46:50 PM , Rating: 2
Yep, I've been on Windows 7 since the release candidate and only seen it twice both to do with bluetooth drivers for a laptop. I uninstalled and installed a new version and it never happened again. Never seen it in Win8 or 2008 or 2012 yet although I haven't played with 2012 that much yet.

RE: Old??
By xti on 10/11/2013 9:32:50 PM , Rating: 2
if i saw a BSOD, it would freak me out...i havent seen one in years.

RE: Old??
By troysavary on 10/14/2013 7:27:43 AM , Rating: 2
Last time I was seeing BSODs was when a couple of the capacitors on my video card blew up. Yep, I fell victim to the cheap Chinese cap issue that plagues the industry a few years back. After that, the graphics card driver would reset quite frequently, and games would freeze periodically. Even with all that, it still rarely actually crashed Windows. Mots of the time I could kill the game with task manager or the driver reset would get things up and running. But occasionally, the dying card would cause a BSOD. I was amazed that it would even run at all with half the caps on on card bulging and oozing.

RE: Old??
By Samus on 10/11/2013 4:09:01 PM , Rating: 3
I haven't seen one in years either, and as a network engineer I interact with probably a thousand PC's a year.

The last time I saw one, I vaguely remember it was a crashing hard disk, anyway. Ohh wait, I think it was actually an OCZ Agility (oxymoron?)

RE: Old??
By inighthawki on 10/11/2013 12:19:38 PM , Rating: 2
It still typically gives you the error (A string version of the STOP code) and sometimes also the faulting binary, but I'm not sure what the condition is for that. I've seen it in some cases (video card driver BSOD) but not others...

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