Oh look, yet another way to easily brick an iPhone.
Yes, here we are again. Hot on the heels of THAT message you can text your iPhonian friends that reboots or bricks their phones (I’m a kind man so won;t reproduce it here) and the joy that is Error 53 (now a ‘security feature’ according to Apple) comes this joy of joys. How to easily brick an iPhone, Part 127.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.
1) Ask your iPhonian friend to see what happens when they set the date on their iPhone to 1st January 1970.
Sorry it was so short, perhaps this instructive video would help?
Yes, yet again Apple turns out to be rotten in the software department. Remember that iPhonian that looked at you as their eyes glazed over and they suddenly started chanting ‘because it’s the most secure’ over and over again like it was actually true in their minds?
Let’s ask the iZombies this awkward question. If it’s so easy to power down (at least) an iPhone with a simple text message, if they desperatley have need of a ‘security feature’ that means that if you don’t get your shiny (deliberately) cack hardware repaired by Apple themselves at Apple prices and IF they have such a soppy standard bug in their software that you can actually BRICK THE PHONE just by resetting the date…
How secure do you think this steaming pile of shiny dung really is?
Ok, I know they’re not used to thinking without an iGenius present so here’s the answer.
It’s not. Not at all.
As companies like Aviva have found to their cost. So if your company is insistent on issuing you an iPhone, show them this post and ask a few questions. Make them nice and public and make sure you include the boss and the boss of the boss. Remember, you might not get listened to now, but you may find a job in IT procurement coming your way very, very soon.
There’ll soon be a vacancy, you see.