iPhone alarm clock glitch: Still not working; iOS bug FAIL

iPhone alarm glitch hanging around like a bad smell. It's not working for some, even though Apple said the iOS 4 alarm clock bug would magically vanish Monday.

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By Richi Jennings. January 3, 2011.

Despite Apple's promise that it would fix itself by today, the iOS alarm clock glitch is still making pomaceous owners oversleep. iPhone and iPod Touch alarms stubbornly persist in not working due to yet another bug with alarms. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers rub their eyes in disbelief.

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Kelvin Soh and Tarmo Virki tag-team from Hong Kong and Finland:

Some iPhone users ... complained of malfunctioning alarms on the first working day of 2011, even after Apple ... reassured users that its phones' built-in clocks will work from Monday. ... They missed flights or were late to arrive at work, as the alarm ... failed to go off for a third straight day.
Apple ... said on Jan. 2 that it was aware of the problem ... and that the iPhone's alarm will begin functioning normally again on Jan. 3. ... The iPhone ... failed to recognise changes in daylight savings time in 2010, causing some users to sleep in.

Here's David Murphy's law:

Ruh-roh. ... The bug allegedly only affected single alarms set for either January 1 or January 2. According to Apple ... the bug would ... go away on its own come January 3.
Some users have reported that their iPhone alarm woes have disappeared as predicted. ... Nevertheless, the growing preponderance of unhappy ... Apple owners ... suggests that the date/alarm bug is a bit stickier than the company initially thought. ... If some users are waking up on-time on January 3, and some or not, it stands to reason that ... a solution exists within the iPhone's software itself.

When in Rome, do as Nick Farrell does:

It seems that the software geniuses at Apple are challenged by the software to manage a basic alarm clock. ... Given that Jobs touts his software as the best in the universe and that only "other software" users suffer from bugs, we don't feel that we should give him any leeway.
This is the second time his programmers have been unable to master something as basic as an alarm clock.

And Matthew Humphries asks the question on everyone's lips:

How embarrassing is this for Apple? Back in November ... everyone got up an hour late causing all kinds of problems. Now [this].
I’m sure it ruined a few first weekends of 2011.

But Padmini Harchandrai can't count

Really Apple? Y2K was so ten years ago!

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