Setting the date back this far would prevent the i Phone or other i OS device from booting up until the battery died.
Apple Care has been flooded with people bringing in their devices after trying out this bug …
The core is over 5 times faster than previous models and is built to be roughly on par with the i Phone 5S.
Digital cameras, camcorders and organizers had well-established mainstream markets, but the company found existing digital music players "big and clunky or small and useless" with user interfaces that were "unbelievably awful," so Apple decided to develop its own.
As ordered by CEO Steve Jobs, Apple's hardware engineering chief Jon Rubinstein assembled a team of engineers to design the i Pod line, including hardware engineers Tony Fadell and Michael Dhuey, Rubinstein had already discovered the Toshiba disk drive when meeting with an Apple supplier in Japan, and purchased the rights to it for Apple, and had also already worked out how the screen, battery, and other key elements would work.
In mid-2015, a new model of the i Pod Touch was announced by Apple, and was officially released on the Apple store on July 15, 2015.
The sixth generation i Pod Touch includes a wide variety of spec improvements such as the upgraded A8 processor and higher-quality screen.
It isn’t clear what Apple means by an ‘upcoming software update’, whether it will wait until i OS 9.3 (expected to be released in March with a host of new features) or push an earlier OTA bug-fix release like i OS 9.2.2 to resolve the date bricking problem sooner.