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iPhone and iPad owners experiencing random crashes with their iOS devices can look forward to a fix soon, it seems, after the problem came to light on the tech giant’s official forums.

Variously dubbed the “white screen of death” and “black screen of death”, a recently uncovered glitch with the iOS 7 causes Apple gadgets to freeze, shut off without warning and enter soft re-start mode.

Close reading of user testimonies on Apple chat rooms suggest the issue is especially pervasive when power falls below 30%.

But, all being well it won’t be blighting Apple gear for too much longer, after the chaps from Cupertino acknowledged the issue and pledged to address it imminently.

Trudy Muller, Apple spokesperson, told Mashable: "We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash.”

The bad news is that Muller didn’t give a timeframe for the update’s arrival. However, it’s thought it could arrive with the iOS 7.1, which is expected any day now. Not least because a fourth beta version has already been seeded to devs.

The latest problem with iOS comes after the entirely remixed operating system came in for heavy criticism for its misfiring iMessage app and even for causing motion sickness due to its whizzy animations.



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