Apple iOS daylight savings time recurring alarm bug hits Europe

“Users of Apple’s iPhone 4 mobile phone could be forgiven for arriving late in to work this morning – an apparent bug in the phone’s software prevented the handset’s alarm function from working correctly,” Claudine Beaumont reports for The Telegraph.

“Although the time on the iPhone 4 automatically updated when the clocks went back at the weekend, it seems the alarm function didn’t, resulting in scores of people being woken an hour later than they had intended today,” Beaumont reports. “A similar bug affected iPhone 4 users in Australia and New Zealand when clocks switched from Daylight Saving Time last month”

Beaumont warns, “The glitch could strike again next week when the United States adjusts its clocks to mark the start of winter.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Daylight Savings Time in the U.S. (except for Arizona and Hawaii which do not observe it) ends on the first Sunday of November (Nov. 7th, this year). Winter officially begins on December 21, 2010. The United States does not adjust its clocks to mark the start of winter.


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