Some of you may or may not have heard, but there is a hoax floating around the Internet saying that to celebrate the history of the original Macintosh, setting the date to January 1st 1970 on an iOS device will show a classic theme.
Guys, just don't do it. 1/1/70 has an internal code of zero in the UNIX foundation. This means that when rebooting your device after changing the date, the kernel freaks out and causes the phone to brick.
Just don't mess with the date settings on your device, no matter what.
Also, Apple didn't exist in 1970. They were founded in 1976. The Macintosh didn't exist until 1984.
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- 02-13-2016, 05:10 AM #2
Re: [PSA] Do not set the date to January 1st 1970 on your iOS device!
Thank you for the reminder! iMore recently published an article supporting OP's claim:
- 02-13-2016, 10:34 AM #4
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