Apple scrambles to fix Safari browser following global outage

By John Glenday | Reporter

January 28, 2016 | 1 min read

Apple has successfully resolved a major outage of its popular Safari browser, used by iPhone, iPad and Mac owners to navigate the web, after the software unexpectedly crashed for many users globally.

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The problem arose when users opened a new tab and attempted to type in a new search term in the address bar, a simple task which caused the built-in browser to crash and revert back to the home screen.

Apple’s engineers initially suggested that those affected to turn off Safari suggestions from the settings menu as a temporary fix before finally rectifying the problem last night.

The glitch comes at a rocky time for the technology giant which has disappointed investors after reporting that iPhone sales had flat lined, leading some analysts to surmise that the popular gadgets sales have now peaked.

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