Apple To Fix 1970 Date Bug

Following numerous reports of iOS users no longer able to restart their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch devices, due to changing the handset's date to January 1, 1970, Apple has officially acknowledged this infamous bug, and has promised to fix it via an upcoming software update.

By manually changing your Apple's mobile device to January 1, 1970, your iOS device will continually reboot and effectively brick the device, and even attempting a Restore through iTunes in DFU Mode will not bring it back to life. However, some users have reportedly been able to fix this bug by simply letting their device drain out of battery, or opening up the device and resetting its battery.

According to Apple "Manually changing the date to May 1970 or earlier can prevent your iOS device from turning on after a restart".

The 1970 Date Bug will be addressed through an upcoming software update, which will prevent this issue from affecting iOS devices. Although, Apple recommends users who are still facing this issue to contact Apple Support.