“iTunes version 9.1 currently can’t cope with daylight saving time, shifting appointments by an hour or even a day as it struggles to cooperate with Microsoft Outlook,” Ray reports. “Given the breakdown in communication users are downgrading to the more-Outlook-friendly version 9.0, or bringing in Google as an intermediary.”
“The problem lies in the synchronisation between Microsoft Outlook and the iPhone, and the switch to daylight savings (British Summer Time),” Ray reports. “The only alternative appears to be downgrading to iTunes 9.0, which doesn’t have the problem… Apple will no doubt fix the problem in the next iTunes release, but when that will be is anyone’s guess.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We’re almost positive that, before writing any article about Apple, Register hacks’ fingers are inflicted with paper cuts and then dipped in lemon juice in order to get them into a certain frame of mind. Why they hate the most innovative, paradigm-shifting tech company the world has ever seen is beyond us, but it shows through quite clearly and routinely in their hackneyed prose.
Here’s a thought: If Microsoft hadn’t knifed Outlook on the Mac (only to promise to finally bring it back well over a decade later in their next Office for Mac release) in order to give themselves and their PC box-assembling “partners” an artificial advantage in the business market – in other words, abuse their monopoly position yet again – then there wouldn’t be these type of issues today. Our iPhones work perfectly with Daylight Savings Time. Of course, we’re not trying to coax Windows and some Windows-only piece of bloatware to work, we’re using superior Apple Macs.
It’s really too bad that Apple has to invest time and resources trying to support Microsoft’s shiteous OS. The world would be at least a decade more advanced today, had the Windows mistake never been committed; a mistake that The Register inexplicably seems to want to perpetuate.
Oh, BTW: Clockwork: Microsoft can’t even get Daylight Savings Time right – March 08, 2007
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]