Tech giant Apple has been going through a rough patch in the last couple of months with some of it’s product range, with 2 recall programs in place…but now they have come to attention for a bug of a different kind.
The bug which seems to be troubling later model iPhone handsets that support 64 bit operations, allows a user with some adjustments to the Date & Time function to set the device back to Jan 1st 1970…causing some operating system instability & eventual failure of the software upon restart which effectively bricks the phone.
Apple’s current bug plaguing some users all stems back to iOS having it’s software roots in the Unix operating system platform. This operating system based 1/1/1970 as it’s first date which means a zero value in a simple integer format that the device talks in…with anything before this a negative number hence causing problems.
A patch is being worked on at the moment, however if you’ve managed to have this happen to you…people are recommending you find a way of draining the battery on the phone so that it will reset back to defaults.
The other item to note is a new recall that has been issued this week & surrounds the 2015 edition of Macbook’s using the new USB-C type charging connector technology. Some failure may happen due to a design issue with the original connector.
Apple is swapping these over in the same way they dealt with recent AC Connector problems, in store at an authorised retailer/at an Apple Store/by calling or visiting Apple’s website.