Apple says it will fix iOS 7 bug that causes phone to reboot

The company promises to get rid of a glitch that brings up the "black or white screen of death."

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Whatever your opinion of iOS 7, one annoyance that some users have experienced after switching to the overhauled operating system is a bug that randomly causes a phone to restart.

"We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash," Apple confirmed to CNET on Wednesday. News of the fix was first reported by Mashable.

The bug triggers the "black or white screen of death" that a user sees when starting up the phone. Some users have said that the bug kicks in when the phone's battery gets to below 30 percent power. Apple has already released iOS 7.1 to registered developers, and the fix may come with that update.

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