The Apple support forums are all abuzz with the latest bug to befall iOS4. This time it's a problem with the alarm code which caused iPhone users to sleep in after their alarms went off an hour late.
It seems only to have affected users of the iOS 4.1's recurring alarm system, which did not recognise the time change, despite the clock on the phones automatically updating to the right time on Sunday morning when the time change back to GMT kicked in.
The same problem apparently affected iPhone users in Australia a few weeks ago, at which time Apple acknowledged and promised to fix the bug. Except it hasn't, leading to rather a lot of angry customers.
"There are going to be a lot of unhappy UK based iPhone OS4 customers this morning," wrote one on the Apple support forum. "First day at the new office and im up an hour late. Bluetooth is buggy, and now this. What a joke."
Another rather dismayed user wrote: "To some this may be a minor annoyance to me it's MAJOR for the first time in my life I am late. I hope I see this resolved quickly by Apple or my allegiance to the brand will end."
Angry iPhone users unsurprisingly also took to Twitter to vent their frustration.
Apple's response was thus: "We're aware of an issue related to daylight savings time (DST) and repeating alarms and will deliver a fix with the iOS 4.2 software update this month. We suggest customers set non-repeating alarms for now and reset after November 7 to resolve the issue."
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