A new bug has recently been discovered in Apple’s iPhone devices, which bricks the iPhone devices if the users set the date on their phone to 1st of January, 1970. This bug is being referred to as the iPhone 1970 bug, and is something which has baffled the company. Users have been complaining about this problem, and while there are some who are intentionally doing it to have their phones replaced, some of the curious users are getting tricked by it as they are reading it on the internet and are willing to give it a try.
The bug is a Unix Epoch issue, as the first of January is considered to be the ‘Time Zero’ for any device that runs the Unix system. This resets the clock to a series of zeroes, and has a major impact on the functioning, often rendering devices useless.
This is actually the same reason Facebook showed some users were friends with their friends for 46 years on Facebook. The iPhone 1970 error is happening to all Apple mobile devices. However it has been noted by Apple that the error is indeed there, and the company is now working on a way to have it fixed in the upcoming update.
However, not all the Apple devices are affected by the iPhone 1970 bug as the older devices are Safe. Here’s a list of the devices affected by the iPhone 1970 bug – iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone 6s, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPod touch sixth-generation.
For those users who are affected by this problem, it is in their best interest to not have it tampered with or taken to a third party, but instead take it to an official Apple store. The company is expected to resolve this problem soon.