January 1, 1970

iPhone

If you have pranksters for friends, please do not allow them to trick you into manually changing the date on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to 1-1-1970.  For some odd reason, there’s a bug within Apple’s framework that will prevent 64-bit iOS devices from booting up.  This means your device will basically become a paperweight.  Yeah, and trying to restore it from iTunes doesn’t solve the problem either.

Apple is investigating the issue, but in the meanwhile – refrain from setting your iPhone 5s, iPad, or iPod touch to 1-1-1970.  That is unless you’re under federal investigation and think this is easier than fighting to turn over your encryption key.

Learn more about this issue here.

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