iPhone Clock bug prevents non-recurring alarms from triggering after New Year’s Day

“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.]

76 Comments

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

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