It's been a long time since we've seen a dreaded "blue screen of death" (BSoD), but it's back and in the in the unlikeliest of places. Oddly enough, some Apple iPhone 5S owners are reporting BSoD errors, though they're a little different from the ones you may remember seeing on Windows desktops. Rather than spit out an obscure error code with a generic description, some iPhone 5S devices are suddenly turning blue before automatically restarting.
The Numbers app in Apple's iWork suite, a free program with new iPhones, seems to be the primary cause, though BSoD behavior has also been observed in other applications, according to complaints in Apple's support forum. Here's a demonstration of the error posted to YouTube.
Based on when the support threads were first posted, this appears to be a problem that's been going on since the iPhone 5S launched last month, though it's just now gaining attention. Apple hasn't acknowledged the problem, so it's unclear when a fix might be in sight. Some users say that disabling iCloud syncing to the iWork suite seems to work for some, though not every user.
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