Recently a serious bug of iOS plaguing users and Apple employees, the bug was discovered last week, it can potentially brick an iPhone or iPad when its date is set to May 1970 or earlier, we have given explanations and a temporary fix in recent posts.
Today, Apple has finally acknowledged the date bug on its Support website with a short statement that an upcoming software update will prevent this issue from happening. As for already affected users, the company recommends them to contact Apple Support.
If you changed the date to May 1970 or earlier and can’t restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Manually changing the date to May 1970 or earlier can prevent your iOS device from turning on after a restart.
An upcoming software update will prevent this issue from affecting iOS devices. If you have this issue,contact Apple Support.
If only for fixing the date bug, Apple may launch iOS 9.2.2 with few bug fixes in recently, or directly launch iOS 9.3 in March with a large number of fixes and improvements.