Curious date bug can brick your iPhone pretty badly

13 February, 2016
A rather intriguing phenomenon has been circulating reddit and it has to do with a recently discovered vulnerability affecting most current iPhones. It appears that if you set the date on a 64-bit iOS device to January 1 1970 and then restart it, you get a vicious boot loop. Worse yet, simply restoring the unit through DFU can't fix the issues and you will most likely end up on a trip to the nearest Apple Store.

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  • Subzz

I am so much tempted to go to an apple store and test out few demo phones :p

  • RAY

AnonD-289575, 13 Feb 2016So now iPhone users can't even change date without apple's conce... morewho the hack in the world set a time on there phones 40 back? lagdroid fans even dont have sence, yes its a bug it will fix with next upadate, if android had this issuse google will push a update to nexus and other OEMs phone will get the update after 40 years from now

  • Anonymous

AnonD-89438, 13 Feb 2016It's a surprise bug :) But, nothing to worry about. It will be f... moreWell someone did just for curiosity and amusement before and most unlocked devices arent connected to a network for the correct time and date to sinc so it is possible heck i have to admit that i tried that before to set the date to max.

  • AnonD-5197

Cool. Time troll some friends and send them to the Apple store!

  • AnonD-89438

It's a surprise bug :) But, nothing to worry about. It will be fixed in no time via software update.

Anyway, why would I set my phone's time to 40 years back?

  • Anonymous

Oh no! what ever will we do?? we can't set the date to 40 years ago!

  • AnonD-289575

So now iPhone users can't even change date without apple's concern.... What next... Call only whom apple wants😁😁😁

  • AnonD-322352

Call. Of. The. Void.