January 22, 2014 6:33pm
Deep within the Apple support forum is a post titled “iPhone 5 with iOS 7 randomly shuts off.” This thread was started on September 20th — right after iOS was released — and has over 89,000 views and close to 250 replies. Much of the problem resolves around home screen and apps crashing that eventually results in random reboots. Depending on the colour of your iPhone will bring either a black screen or white screen with the Apple logo. Some users report the issue happens when the battery level dips below 30%, while others state it happens out of the blue when loading various apps.
Apple has finally responded to the issue, declaring to Mashable that “We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash.” No word yet on when the update will be pushed through. As for stats, Apple’s developer blog notes that 79% of all App Store visitors are using iOS 7.