Apple officially acknowledges bug that ‘bricks’ iOS devices

Apple officially acknowledges bug that ‘bricks’ iOS devices

In a statement posted on its website, Apple has officially acknowledged that a bug affecting iPhone 5S and newer models can ‘brick’ the handsets, making it impossible for users to reboot their devices.

Against the backdrop of Apple’s statement acknowledging the new bug which apparently ‘bricks’ iPhone 5S and higher models, a ZDNet report has revealed that the bug affects some other iOS devices as well, including iPad Air and higher models; iPad mini 2; and the sixth-generation iPod touch.

In the warning to the users of iOS devices affected by the bug, Apple has said that a manual change of the date on the devices to May 1970 can prevent the devices from turning on after a restart.

With the new iOS bug seemingly ‘bricking’ the affected iOS devices by throwing them into a never-ending boot loop, Apple has said in its website post that it is working on a fix which will likely be rolled out soon via a software update.

In addition, Apple has also said that the users of iOS devices affected by the bug can get in touch with Apple Support to seek help related to the issue.


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