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Don’t Fall For The 1970 iPhone Scam

As reported by Wired magazine and others, there is a scam/trick going around the internet right now that encourages people with iPhones to set their device to 1970 to unlock a cool display graphic or “easter egg” as hidden fun things are also known as.

If you have an iPhone 5s or later iPhone doing this will make your phone useless because of a software bug. So don’t do it.

From Wired

“AN IPHONE BUG has arisen, as they do from time to time, that will render your device completely unusable. In this case if you set its clock to January 1, 1970, it’s brick city. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, why would I ever set my iPhone clock back to the Nixon administration. To which I say, you have forgotten that this is the Internet, a place full of unspeakable trickery!

The following image, which reportedly first surfaced on troll haven 4Chan on Thursday, encourages users to seek out an iOS “easter egg” that puts a retro Apple logo theme on your display.”

Read the rest here: http://www.wired.com/2016/02/dont-set-your-iphone-back-to-1970-no-matter-what

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