1/1/1970; not a good day for iPhones

applelogoThose loveable scamps at 4chan are at it again.

Anyone tempted by the allure of a sweet, sweet, retro Apple logo on their iPhone might have been tempted to change its date to 1/1/70.

That would have been bad but ars technica has the cure…

” The faulty date does get reset when the battery goes completely flat, however, so discharging the phone (or disconnecting the battery, if you’re brave) fixes it. “

Why? Well iOS runs on UNIX and 1/1/70 is the “0” date for the operating system. Basically it’s like the “Y2K bug” but something bad happens.

Prepare for the sequel in 2038…

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