Apple has told Mashable that the white screen of death reported by some iPhone owners running iOS 7 will be fixed in an upcoming update. Reports about this glitch started appearing in Apple forums shortly after the release of iOS 7.
The white screen of death is a bug that causes the phone to quietly reboot when you least expect it. I’ve had it happen to me on occasion, with no clear cause. All of sudden the screen would turn black, and the Apple logo would appear. A minute later, the phone was back at the login screen. In my case the screen would turn black because I have a slate gray iPhone. A white phone supposedly reboots with a white screen.
This is the new “blue screen of death” pic.twitter.com/ls7AquiuT7
— Hiten Shah (@hnshah) November 26, 2013
Speaking to Mashable, Apple spokesperson Trudy Miller acknowledged the existence of the glitch and confirmed a fix was coming soon.
“We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash.”
The white screen of death fix is expected to land alongside iOS 7.1. iOS 7.1 is now in the hands of developers and is in its fourth beta version. The final release is expected to arrive in March. Besides bug fixes, the next version of iOS 7.1 is expected to introduce some UI tweaks and may close the hole being used by the evasi0n7 jailbreak.