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A short nasty video has been causing iPhones and iPads to crash after a period of instability when watched 
Playing a mp4 video in Safari on any iOS device will cause the device to slow down and then freeze in about 30 seconds. The video itself is hosted on a Russian Vine-like video sharing app called Miaopai.
The exact cause of the problem is as yet unknown, it is believed though that a corruption in the file is causing a memory leak in Safari.
The video itself is only 3 seconds long and it shows someone standing by a bed with the word “Honey” printed across the screen. The bug doesn’t immediately brick a phone but starts slowing it down after 30 seconds.
There's a YouTube video by Everything Apple Pro which gives a rather detailed explanation of how the glitch works on the bright side, the effects don't seem to be long term also it doesn’t affect users of Android devices.
Should a user’s phone be affected by the video, a hard reboot by holding the power and home buttons should restart the device. On iPhone 7 with the non-mechanical button, users will have to press the power and volume down button. The issue affects versions of iOS from iOS 5 to iOS 10.3 beta.
Apple are likely to get a fix for this problem pretty soon and it shouldn't become much bigger than this.

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