A glitch within Apple’s Safari browser appears to be causing it to crash, according to numerous complaints posted to Twitter by Mac and iPhone owners.
According to reports from The Verge and The Next Web, the problem is located in Safari’s search-suggestion feature and doesn’t affect every user. The crashes can also easily be prevented. Shutting off the search suggestions or using Safari’s private-browsing feature will cure the problem, at least until Apple can find a permanent fix.
Apple has yet to comment.
The glitch appears a day after Apple reported that in the holiday quarter it sold 74.78 million iPhones, up slightly from the 74.47 million sold a year earlier. Read the story here.