Apple’s iPhone 5s has been out for a couple of weeks, and there appears to be a number of bugs specific to the device. As with any Apple product, early adopters usually experience the most bugs, and the company addresses them over the course of several updates. One of the iPhone 5s bugs is being called “the blue screen of death,” while the other is simply a performance issue that causes some apps to freeze up and then reset the springboard, causing the Apple logo to pop up.
After waiting a grueling three weeks for my iPhone 5s, I finally set up the device this weekend and began using it. Though I haven’t experienced the blue screen bug (which I am in no way complaining about), I have seen the springboard reset issue. It has happened to me a handful of times, and while I usually don’t mind things like this, it’s getting anyoing. Apple will likely address this issue in iOS 7.1, unless it releases a 7.0.3 update before. The blue screen issue may also be addressed in iOS 7.0.3, as it seems to be a pretty major issue, causing some customers to go into the Apple Store for review and repairs.
Users in the web community have also noted they are seeing far more app crashes on the iPhone 5s than they’ve ever seen before, something to which I can attest. I don’t think any of these issues are big enough to go back and return the iPhone, but I do think they need to be addressed by Apple as soon as possible, especially since the company has already been getting some negative press over the past several months.