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T-Mobile users with iPhones are being beset by a mysterious issue that causes their handsets to randomly flash a blue screen and then reset itself. Multiple users are reporting that their Apple handsets have been flashing the blue screen before going black and restarting without warning. T-Mobile has yet to respond to a …

  1. Crazy Operations Guy

    "they said it's either software or hardware"

    So long as the money stream isn't broken, they won't care...

  2. Chris Miller

    An Apple spokesbeing said:

    "They're holding it wrong."

    1. Roq D. Kasba

      Re: An Apple spokesbeing said:

      Not a BSOD, it's an Aqua System Rejuvenation

  3. Adam JC

    If it's an iPhone

    I think the only phrase that comes to mind is "You ordered it wrong"...

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Carrier specific?

    Interesting problem, this.

    If it leads to the death of the carrier specific phone mod I'll be very happy, because over the years I have yet to see a benefit of that rubbish.

    Maybe it's a secret ploy to win over Windows users? Make them feel at home?

    By the way, it appear the cause has been found: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6633452?start=45&tstart=0 - from that article, it appears to be indeed a carrier specific update. Apple is probably helping T-Mobile to find out where they screwed up..

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Carrier specific?

      T-Mobile is pushing the tech a bit faster than other carriers for VoLTE, my money is on that since it wouldn't be all that well tested as of yet (on either the phone side or the carrier side)

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I have yet to see a benefit of that rubbish.

      A pendant would say the benefit is in the subsidised price of the handset. Non bloatware ones can be more expensive.

  5. toneii

    My sons iphone was rebooting randomly, he had to get it replaced a couple days ago. My daughters also randomly reboots, but she hasn't gottenbit replaced.

    The only thing they both had in common was that they both got that text with some strange characters that cause a reboot.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Unicode of death

      We wrote about that here.

      1. ukgnome

        Re: Unicode of death

        And what a jolly prank it still remains to be.

        Although sending it to your wife isn't big or clever.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hopefully T-Mobile will have something helpful

    what??

    I have never experienced T-mobile be in any way helpful

  7. Lionel Baden
    Joke

    SUE THEM !!!

    For infrigment of the blue screen :D

    1. Naselus

      Re: SUE THEM !!!

      "SUE THEM !!!"

      Apple are probably already attempting to retroactively patent the colour blue and sue M$ for 30 years of unpaid royalties.

      1. king of foo

        Re: SUE THEM !!!

        What shade exactly? Royal?

      2. Trigonoceps occipitalis Silver badge

        Re: SUE THEM !!!

        I think Mondrian got there first. But when has prior art had any value?

  8. fredsmith999

    iOS really windoze 95

    Ha ha, we all thought the glitzy graphics were layered on a nicked mach/bsd kernel. Now we now Apple were even lazier: it's just windows under there. CE?

  9. G.Y.

    dialling problem

    no BSOD; but my T-mobile iPhone6+ refuses to leave messages on my voice-mail at home; the other 'phones do it A-OK.

  10. Zog_but_not_the_first
    Gimp

    It isn't...

    ... your phone. It's Apple's.

  11. PeterM42
    Facepalm

    T-Mobile + Orange = EE

    Crap + Crap = Crap squared

  12. sthomas1222

    I woke up to a cycle of blue screen and reboot back to back to back for over 10 minutes. 2 forced restarts and it finally seems to have stopped. I am NOT on T-mobile. I have AT&T

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