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A flaw in Apple’s iOS is allowing pranksters to remotely shut down other people’s phones.

Some iPhone users on Reddit recently discovered that sending a certain string of text to someone will force the recipient’s device to crash and reboot.

The issue apparently lies in the way the iPhone handles notifications and unicode.

Here’s an explanation from The Guardian:

When the text message is displayed by a banner alert or notification on the lockscreen, the system attempts to abbreviate the text with an ellipsis. If the ellipsis is placed in the middle of a set of non-Latin script characters, including Arabic, Marathi and Chinese, it causes the system to crash and the phone to reboot.

You can watch the error in action in the demo video above.

It reportedly only works if the other person does not already have their text thread open at the time, and you can prevent it from happening to you by turning off banner notifications and text previews (Here’s a visual of the settings on Imgur).

And if you can’t access your messages after the glitch, you can also apparently send a new message to the thread using Siri or Notes, and when it opens just delete the malicious text.

Of course the best way to prevent this from happening is by not being a troll and sending the text to anyone in the first place.

Apple apparently knows this is a problem and is hopefully working on a fix ASAP.

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Via: CNN
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Is this Marvel's newest superhero?

A man in China was arrested this past weekend for trying to smuggle in 94 iPhones from Hong Kong where they are cheaper to purchase.

Customs officials were suspicious of the way he was walking, so they had him go through the metal detectors.

That's when they discovered $49,000 worth of Apple products (both iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S models) taped to his midsection in this makeshift suit of armor.

Crotch Siri is now scarred for life.

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The Price is Right has been especially cringeworthy lately.

First we had this little gem a few days ago, where one contestant celebrated his win a bit prematurely, while his competitor made one of the worst bids we have seen.

Until now.

These two clueless contestants seem to think iPhones are made out of solid gold and unicorn tears.

"I hope the marketing people at Apple are watching this," said Drew Carey.

The reactions from the audience are priceless.

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While most young people would be super excited to unwrap an Apple iPhone box on Christmas day, Grandma was not so pleased.

"I'm really not equipped to handle this," she said, noting that she uses a landline.

Fortunately for her, it wasn't exactly an iPhone, but it was still pretty sweet.

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She told him not to do that.

Magician Chris Ballinger recently performed an iPhone trick on YouTube comedian GloZell as part of his "Magic Mondays" video series.

The augmented reality app he uses on her, called My Pet Boris, makes it appear as though there is spider on your hand.

Watch until the end for a special surprise, and the best possible reaction from GloZell.

Arachnophobes and Weave-a-phobes beware.

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For maximum effect, keep an eye on the dude on the left when "Utah Road Trip" becomes "It's Road Trip."

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