iPhone 5S users facing 'Blue Screen of Death' crashes

Posted Oct 12, 2013 by Milton Este
It looks like Apple is experiencing quality control issues with the latest iPhone release. iPhone 5S users are complaining about several issues surrounding their devices.
The fingerprint sensor feature on the iPhone 5S  called Touch ID
The fingerprint sensor feature on the iPhone 5S, called Touch ID
Apple Inc.
Many users are reporting certain applications causes the the iPhone 5S to crash and reboot. The "blue screen of death" appears after certain application launches, which hangs for about two seconds before the phone restarts.
Earlier this year, AllThingsD wrote on a finding by research firm Crittercism Nabs detailing the crash rate of the iPhone 5. As it turns out, the iPhone 5S has twice the crash rate as the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C models. The iPhone 5S will crash about 2 percent of the time while the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C models only have a crash rate of 1 percent.
Users have reported that the most common applications that caused a crash are Numbers, Pages, KeyNote, FaceTime, Safari, and camera.
Videos have already populated on YouTube detailing the blue screen of death and crash reboot on the iPhone 5S.
Cnet speculates that the crashing may be due to a hardware problem. App developers were able to fix their applications in response to the iOS 7 update, but failed to take into account of the iPhone 5S' M7 coprocessor. We are expected to see application updates to solve the crash issue.