Owners of iPhones and iPads are being warned of a three-second video clip that's doing the rounds that can brick devices, according to reports.
As reported by EverythingApplePro, the short clip will, when viewed in the Safari browser, caused iOS to overload and gradually become unusable.
It's not clear exactly what is causing the video to impact devices, but it's likely that the MP4 is a corrupted file which triggers a memory leak when loaded in Safari.
Because of the nature of the issue, the glitch is reportedly affecting all versions of iOS, from Apple's freshly released iOS 10 beta 3 build to iOS 5. This means that all iPhone models are prone to falling victim to the malicious Rick Roll, from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 7, along with all versions of the iPad.
If you do click on the dodgy video link you just have to do is force a reboot on your device to overcome the issue.
For older iPhone models you do so by long-pressing the Home and power buttons at the same time, while iPhone 7 owners will have to simultaneously long-press the power and volume down buttons instead.
EverythingApplePro notes that no lasting damage is caused by this latest iOS glitch, so everything will be back to normal after a reboot.
Reports claim that Android devices are not affected by the video clip, although some users have reported that watching the clip on macOS has caused their Safari browser to crash.
Apple, naturally, has yet to comment on the glitch but is expected to release a software issue to sort out the issue.
This video prank is the latest in a long line of similar issues to plague iPhone and iPad users. Last year, for example, users were left with borked devices after receiving a text message made up of symbols and Arabic characters, probably from the same idiot friend.
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