In terms of features and imagination, Apple’s iOS 7 has been a revolutionary mobile OS, and widely appreciated, but not by everyone. Some of unlucky users stuck with a white/black screen — often a crash — on startup on their iPhones, which resemble the “blue screen of death” in Windows.

Today, Apple has now confirmed that the long-standing iOS 7 problem has, indeed, been addressed, and the fix will be rolled out in the next software update.

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

The malfunction is totally random and does occur on iPhone only running the iOS 7 including the iPhone 5S. Apparently, the iPads are exempt from the problem. In General, it occurs suddenly during daily use, and stuck with the white/black screen of death, and the user has to reboot the smartphone abruptly.

The glitch appeared on the Apple’s discussion board+ as early as September 2013 and concerned 90910 Views and 255 Replies so far.

Although, the Cupertino didn’t specify what caused the problem at the base, but maybe it’ll be a question of energy supply. According to many, it happens more frequently, in fact, when the battery charge reaches equal to or less than 30% as if the device doesn’t receive enough power, and the phone gets turned off while doing some vital task.

As of now, we don’t have any information about the availability of the fix. However, it’s being said that it’ll be accompanied with the iOS 7.1 update, and it seems unlikely imminent now. Apple has already delivered the fourth beta to developers, and may have one or two beta impending. Therefore, the update should be ready for late February.