Apple always prides itself on making a product perfect before release, making sure to test it thousands of times for errors, issues and problems. They don’t always get it right and we have seen with the iPhone 4 antenna problems and the Apple Maps fiasco they still are human.
The latest issue on Apple’s front is the iPhone 5S, multitudes of users are complaining about “blue screen of death” reboot issues, taking us back to the old Windows days. With a few simple actions on the new iPhone 5S, the phone will shut down, showing a blue screen for a second and then reboot.
One user showed a simple way to make this happen, by going into Pages, double-tapping on sample text, getting Siri to read it out loud and then moving out of the app, it will auto-crash the iPhone 5S and set to reboot. Several users have said this has happened more than once and in more than one circumstance, but the majority of users are reporting faults on iWork.
Apple made iWork free to all users on iOS7 and they may have crunched up some problem while adding the suite of programs onto the iPhone 5S. Surprisingly no iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C user has reported this problem, pointing to a hardware fault on the iPhone 5S.
We have to question the new A7 processor chip inside the iPhone 5S, as this is the only major change in terms of internals. The A7 processor is the first to use 64bit architecture on mobile and this may be complicating the iWork suite on the iPhone 5S.
Apple does normally run into problems with their first batch of iPhones and this may be a problem that can be fixed through a software update. It is a little odd and we hope Apple will elaborate as to exactly what caused the problem in the first place, once they get round to fixing it.