Some iPhone Users Encountering Blue Screen of Death

I've seen a blue screen of death (BSOD) on my Mac before, but never on my iPhone. But it seems plenty of people are seeing this scary sight.

Indeed, some iPhone 5S owners are reporting the dreaded BSOD after using specific apps. Among the list of apps associated with the BSOD are FaceTime, Safari, the camera, Pages, Keynote and Numbers. YouTube videos floating around show the BSOD lasts mere seconds before the screen darkens and the Apple logo pops up, which signals a reboot.

"I just got the new iPhone 5S in slate grey 32GB and I have AT&T," one user wrote in the Apple Support Communities. "When using my phone going in and out of apps, my phone's screen will suddenly turn solid blue for about 2 seconds, then the Apple logo will appear and it restarts my phone. Anyone else having this issue? It seems to happen more when I am exiting apps back to the home screen."

A Black Eye

Yes, others are having this issue. Another user wrote:

"I am having the same problem myself when using the Pages app to open my saved resume and then trying to email it to someone. If I do that, then go to open the Notes app that I have a typed message I want to copy and paste in the same email, as soon as I paste it in the email the screen goes blue and restarts. I have a feeling this is just a glitch that Apple needs to correct, not something from a corrupt backup that we installed from our old phones. Most of us seem to be having the same issue with the same apps. I hope this is fixed soon."

The list of fearful users goes on and on. And Roger Entner, a principal analyst at Recon Analytics, told us...

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