“A bug in the iPhone clock app prevents non-recurring alarms from properly triggering on New Years day,” Arnold Kim reports for MacRumors.
For the bug to show itself, your iOS device must actually tick over from 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2010 to 12:00 a.m. on January 1, 2011.
Kim reports, “The work around for now is to set up the alarm as a recurring event.”
Full article here.
Mark Gurman reports for 9 to 5 Mac, “We just ran a few tests and the above iPhone alarm clock issue fixes itself on January 3rd.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “james W.” for the heads up.]
They have to rewrite the clock app. This is ridiculous.
They better fix this or else I am getting a designated alarm clock
I was not affected by this glitch, but would have to say that this kind of thing should not be happening.
Couldnt give a damn. Non-recurring? So one alarm on new years day doesn’t work? Wow. Serious non-event.
I’m having that much trouble with my iphone4,I’m thinking of changing to Android
Yep! It is significant for some as it just made me late for work!
I can’t even begin to describe the lameness of the iPhone alarm. I can’t imagine anyone relying on it to wake up to go to work. I use a bedside alarm myself – the iPhone alarm is a plaything used to amuse babies.
Quick call your lawyers,start the FUD machine sue Apple for not waking you out of your coma on New Years day … How on earth can you possibly continue life afte your alarm didnt go off on this totally obscured day? Sell your iPhones, your iPads and your Macs too (this may be contagious) ….
Oh wait a minute, how you gonna wake up out of this coma without your alarm going off…
The end of life and irreperable harm has come to all whose alarm failed on this once in a lifetime opportunity to be reminded that there’s life after antenagate…
Quick call your lawyers, start the FUD machine, sue Apple for not waking you out of your coma on New Years day … How on earth can you possibly continue life after your alarm didnt go off on this totally obscured day? Sell your iPhones, your iPads and your Macs too (this may be contagious) ….
Oh wait a minute, how you gonna wake up out of this coma without your alarm going off… ?
The end of life and irreperable harm has come to all whose alarm failed on this one day and once in a lifetime opportunity to be reminded that there’s life after antenagate…
I’ve been having major problems with time and date on my iPhone. The other day I unplugged my iPhone from my car charger, the iPhone reset and date was 1970. When I changed it back to 2010, I then had to sit through nearly an hour of accepting calendar notifications.
A little acknowledgement from Apple that they are aware of these bugs would be nice…
YAWN!!! … hmphh …. morning already?….what day is it?….where’s my iPhone?… must’ve slept through the alarm….
It affects recurring alarms also! That’s my experience.
@Breeze man you sure love kissing Apple and steve Job’s shinny bottom, how does it taste?
Some intern must have written the clock app for Apple. Luckily we have 1,000 3rd party clock apps in the app store. But which one is the best? Heck knows since the rating and review system is useless…
It seems to be an acquired taste. I’d rather not try it, but breeze is beyond repair.