LONDON — Apple’s Safari browser is crashing around the world.
IPhone, iPad and Mac customers are experiencing issues when launching Apple’s built-in internet browser.
Apple support forums online pointed to Safari’s search suggestions box as the source of the glitch. Typing anything into the box appears to crash the app.
Disabling the feature in the settings menu seems to be a temporary fix to the problem, which some developers online say could be linked to a server outage.
Apple has released the latest version of its iOS system earlier this week, but it is unlikely that the problem could be related to the update, since Safari is crashing on Macs too, which run a different operating system. The company has not responded to CNNMoney’s request for comment.
Customers around the world have taken to social media to complain about the issue.
Merely tapping the address bar on iOS 9.x crashes Safari right now
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) January 27, 2016
Disabling “Include search engine suggestions” fixes the issue. Guessing something got fudged on the server.
— Phillip Caudell (@phillipcaudell) January 27, 2016
The bug appeared a day after Apple released its financial report. The company had the most profitable quarter in American history, but it has reached the end of its era of unprecedented growth.
Its iPhone sales just barely beat out those of a year earlier. Apple’s shares fell 3 percent in after-hours trading.