Feb 15, 2016 by: Carter Reschke

IphonebrokenIf you haven't been living in a cave for the past week or two, you undoubtedly know about the glitch with iPhone 6's that caused any iPhone 6 to break after a software update if the device detected that a third-party service had altered it.  Lawsuits were filed and Apple started working on a fix.

Now, iPhone users have been treated to yet another iPhone bug (this time applying to all iPhones) which occurs when you set the date on your iPhone to January 1, 1970 (and some have said any date before that works too).  After the phone dies or you power it off and power it back on, it is broken and it has been reported that nobody at the Apple store has a fix.  The luckiest you can get is if they decide to replace your phone.  The uproar with this bug originated when someone created an image which created what looked like an official Apple picture, telling users to set the date to January 1, 1970 and then restart their phone for a "wild" easter egg. Unfortunately, many users were gullible and decided to do this.

Although the user has to actually do something to cause this latest bug to happen, it is mostly Apple's fault.  They have released a statement saying they are working on the bug and a software update preventing this will be released shortly.  What they do with the people who already broke their phones, I don't know.  

I'm just wondering...Two deadly software bugs in the past week or two?  I'm a little disappointed.  What's next, Apple?

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