1. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    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 04:33 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Thank you for the reminder! iMore recently published an article supporting OP's claim:
    http://m.imore.com/newly-uncovered-d...hen-you-reboot
    02-13-2016 06:10 AM
  3. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Thank you for the reminder! iMore recently published an article supporting OP's claim:
    Don't set your iPhone's date back to January 1, 1970 | iMore
    Yep, I saw it recently.

    Though I think it's also wise to put a second reminder in the forums. That's why I did.
    02-13-2016 11:29 AM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Yep, I saw it recently.

    Though I think it's also wise to put a second reminder in the forums. That's why I did.
    It's much appreciated. We sometimes get unsubstantiated posts on here so I was just backing you up.
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    02-13-2016 11:34 AM
  5. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    It's much appreciated. We sometimes get unsubstantiated posts on here so I was just backing you up.
    Yep, I do understand, and thanks for backing it up.
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    02-13-2016 01:34 PM

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