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Toddler Locks Father’s iPad for Nearly Half a Century

"We're still locked out," Osnos was quoted as saying by the New York Daily News

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Toddler using gadgets. Pixabay

A Washington DC-based journalist was locked out of his iPad for nearly half a century after his three-year-old toddler tried to use the device with the incorrect password.

“Uh, this looks fake but, alas, it’s our iPad today after 3-year-old tried (repeatedly) to unlock. Ideas?” Evan Osnos, a staff writer with New Yorker magazine posted on Twitter.

“That caption accompanied a screenshot of his iPad, which showed an onscreen notice that the personal tablet had been disabled for security reasons.

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“That caption accompanied a screenshot of his iPad, which showed an onscreen notice that the personal tablet had been disabled for security reasons. Pixabay

“The prompt advised Osnos to try again in 25,536,442 minutes. That comes out to 48.59 years, which would indicate Osnos may try and access his iPad again by late 2067,” the New York Daily News reported late on Monday.

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According to the iPhone-maker’s guidelines, users experiencing the problem are advised to restore and update their settings through iTunes. Any data that’s not backed up, however, would be irretrievably lost.

“We’re still locked out,” Osnos was quoted as saying by the New York Daily News. (IANS)

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Apple Planning to Launch a Brand New iPad: Report

The Cupertino-based company would likely introduce the new iPad and MacBook models at an October press event following the mid-September iPhone keynote

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In addition, the foldable iPad would also support 5G cellular radios for fast mobile Internet browsing, according to the analyst. Pixabay

Apple is planning to launch a brand new iPad with a new design with 10.2-inch display that is expected to succeed the low-cost 9.7-inch iPad, media reported on Wednesday.

According to news portal GSMArena, the upcoming iPad’s production would hit mass production in July.

Taiwanese manufacturer Radiant Opto-Electronics would be the exclusive backlight module supplier for both the new iPad and the 16-inch MacBook Pro, the report added.

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

Apple’s current 9.7-inch iPad was introduced in 2018 with support for the first-gen Apple pencil.

The Cupertino-based company would likely introduce the new iPad and MacBook models at an October press event following the mid-September iPhone keynote.

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According to London-based global information provider IHS Markit’s analyst Jeff Lin, the iPhone-maker is working on a new 5G-enabled iPad with a foldable display that could launch in 2020. (IANS)