iPhone users who are using iOS 7 have been whispering among themselves about one particular bug that has plagued their devices – random home screen crashes. Of course, this does not affect everyone, but it does affect some, which should not happen at all. After all, it is an Apple operating system that we are talking about – things like crashes are meant to be the domain of Windows and to a (far) lesser extent, Android, but Apple? It would be anathema. The thing is, this random reboot of the home screen has been a sore point, where the color of the reboot screen will depend on the color of your iPhone. For instance, a white face iPhone results in a white screen of death, whereas a black face iPhone would end up with a black screen of death. Apple has a glimmer of hope at the end of the proverbial tunnel, touting that they are working on a fix to accompany iOS 7.1.
At point of publishing, it seems that developers are working on the fourth beta version of iOS 7.1, so one ought not to have to wait for too long before the final version of iOS 7.1 which is ready for mass consumption will roll out. In Apple’s own words, “We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash.”
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