Apple Finally Acknowledges iOS 7 Crash Issue, Promises Fix

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It only took four months, but Apple has finally acknowledged an ongoing crashing issue many iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users have been suffering through ever since the release of iOS 7. The company has confirmed a fix is on the way, but hasn't said when users can expect to see it.

Apple promises fix for widespread iOS 7 crash issueApple promises fix for widespread iOS 7 crash issue

The problem is especially frustrating for anyone that experiences it because they're unceremoniously dumped to a blank screen when the crash happens, and then faced with the standard Apple logo while they wait for their device to reboot. The problem isn't limited to the iPhone; TMO has been seeing the issue on the third and fourth generation iPad, iPad Air, and iPad mini, too.

Rumors claim a fix for the crash bug is coming as part of iOS 7.1, although there isn't any official word to back that up. Since Apple isn't saying exactly when iOS 7 will be available, users are left in a holding pattern for now where their iPhones and iPads randomly crash.

[Thanks to Mashable for the heads up]

Comments

mlvezie

I used to jailbreak to get features that iOS didn’t include on it’s own. With iOS 7, almost all of those features are included (including the feature of random reboots). Now Apple is going to take that one away? Guess I’ll have to go back to jailbreaking…

geoduck

I noticed that my iPad Air would do this once in a while. I assumed it was a problem with whatever App I was in. Never guessed it was iOS7.

kalepost

Is this related to IOS7 safari randomly crashing? On my retina mini, occasionally, and on normal sites like google, safari will crash back to the home screen. On reopening the browser, all tabs are reset back to how they were the last time it safely closed.

paikinho

Reminds me of a time back in the late 90’s when they found a security flaw in Windows and didn’t fix it for 8 or so months but also didn’t bother to tell anyone either. Finally some independent windows programers cobbled together some type of fix, but Microsoft seemed to let it be out in the wild for a rather long time.
The same type of security flaw was fixed in 2 days with Linux.

Paul Goodwin

kalepost. I’ve had Safari do that too, but it was happening under iOS 6 for a while before I upgraded to iOS 7 a few weeks ago. I haven’t had iOS 7 crash to a blank screen yet on either my iPhone 5s or my iPad 2, but I haven’t been using it that long either - about 3 weeks.

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