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This is a known issue, but I’m not sure how widespread it is. If you do a search for “white screen of death” you will find other people are experiencing it. Oddly, the color of the “SOD” varies between devices. I can tell your iPhone is a black one, because white iPhones have a white screen of death with a black Apple logo. Apple has issued a statement that they have a fix on the way, so hopefully you won’t be experiencing the problem for much longer.