iOS 7.1 update to fix random home screen crash issue

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Some users of iOS 7 have been reporting a bug where the home screen randomly crashes, and for them, Apple said that a new version of the OS (presumably iOS 7.1 which in beta is being seeded to developers), will feature a fix for the issue. "We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash."

An Apple spokesperson made the statement to Mashable. The problem has been reported by users across the rank and file of the Apple diaspora. The bug causes random reboots of the screen, and depending on the colour of the iPhone, the home screen crashes and goes either white or goes completely black. iPhones running the iOS version 7 are susceptible to the crashes. Some phones have been reported to be affected if the battery percentage falls below 30.

Currently, Apple is testing the iOS 7.1 beta 4 version. It is rumoured to be released in March. The new version might include, according to speculations, a bolder text frame, darker background theme for the keyboard and help fix issues related to the memory and also the random reboots.

A recent survey even found that 79 percent of iPhone users visiting the iTunes store were using iOS 7. While exact data on the number of users experiencing these kind of death screens is not obtained yet, it could expose a very big chunk of the users vulnerable to the problem. Apple has kept that factor in mind, perhaps at top priority, given their brief release about the new iOS version

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