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iPhone Alarms Hit By New Year's Bug 405

Posted by Soulskill
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An anonymous reader writes "Non-recurring iPhone alarms stopped working on January 1 for devices running iOS 4.02, 4.1, and 4.2.1. Apparently, it will fix itself by January 3, and the current workaround is to set the alarm to repeat. My girlfriend wasn't impressed, sleeping in, and I wasn't either, having to race her to work!"
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iPhone Alarms Hit By New Year's Bug

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  • by jaymz666 (34050) on Sunday January 02, 2011 @03:22AM (#34735560)

    Day light saving errors, new year errors, do they just have crappy coders at apple?

    • by aliquis (678370)

      Day light saving errors, new year errors, do they just have crappy coders at apple?

      No, they've got crappy hardware designers as well!

      Oups .. ;)

    • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

      by drolli (522659)

      My Girlfriend also has an iphone. I mean lets forget about fucked up blue tooth support, not being able to send vcards (as i have done from small device to small device since my first palm/mobile phone), and lets just accept that automatic configuration (which worked for me in all courntries i have been in recently) is a little bit complicated for a phone for approx. 500Euro). Lets also forget that video calls follow just apples standard.

      But what really disappointed me in this incredibly immature device is

    • by Idbar (1034346)
      Dude, iTunes on Windows should had give you a clue!
    • you guys don't get it...
      it's a FEATURE! you see, hippies don't go to work on new year's day because their alarm didn't work. what other company does that?!
  • Still? (Score:4, Informative)

    by MayonakaHa (562348) <mayonakaha AT gmail DOT com> on Sunday January 02, 2011 @03:23AM (#34735566) Journal
    Apple can't quite seem to get that alarm working right. This isn't the first time [macworld.com]. My Android based phone hasn't had any issues with the alarm, but since I work from home it's not as much of an issue.
    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward
      But can you send texts to the correct person?
      • Hell I barely touch the text application. Between phone calls, email and Twitter DMs there's no reason I ever need to.
        • Hell I barely touch the text application. Between phone calls, email and Twitter DMs there's no reason I ever need to.

          Wait, you Tweet to your Dungeon Master? Seems like a waste of effort if he's sitting at the same table.....

  • Morning sex (Score:5, Funny)

    by antifoidulus (807088) on Sunday January 02, 2011 @03:29AM (#34735590) Homepage Journal
    See, this is why you need to convince your girlfriend to get into the habit of morning sex. There is no alarm clock more reliable than the human wang and as an added bonus there is no snooze button either :P
  • Thinking back to the Zune clock bug error, that one affected only a single model because the bug was in the interface between a particular brand and model of RTC hardware and the kernel.

    Is this a similar error, confined to a driver issue with one platform's RTC, or is it an error in logic somewhere higher up the stack, and thus going to occur on all iDevices of a given firmware level?
  • OMG, it is self aware, has introspection and can self improve? Now I know what all the Apple fans love it so much.

    • by lxs (131946)

      SAM: I mean it fixed itself.

      SPOOR: Fixed itself.

      DOWSER:... ixed itself.

      SPOOR: Machines don't fix themselves.

      DOWSER: ... fix themselves.

      SPOOR: He's tampered with it, Dowser.

      DOWSER: ... ampered. with it, Spoor.

  • by dangitman (862676) on Sunday January 02, 2011 @03:40AM (#34735638)

    This just isn't a plausible claim. As if "anonymous reader" has a girlfriend. Now I've heard everything.

  • Apple (Score:3, Insightful)

    by billsayswow (1681722) on Sunday January 02, 2011 @03:58AM (#34735708)
    It just works.
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by mschaffer (97223) *

      It just works...if it's approved, and if you hold it the right way, and if don't mind being late, and ...

      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        by Anonymous Coward

        ... and you don't actually make phone calls

    • by Ecuador (740021)

      Hehe, I get to use that quote about once a month or so to my Apple-fanatic boss. The funny thing is that he doesn't make excuses about the things that don't work as they should, and even now if you ask him he will admit he had a lot of problems with his Apple products, but he persists buying them...
      For example the last incident was last month when his 24" Samsung (that I had chosen some years ago) went bad and without asking me got a 27" Apple Cinema display. Well, his attempt to connect the macbook to the

  • No alarm? Thank god! (Score:3, Interesting)

    by PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) on Sunday January 02, 2011 @04:10AM (#34735746)

    I bought my girlfriend an iPhone, and the damn thing seems to set off the alarm at random times.

    However, when I look at that thing, my Nokia N95 looks like crap in comparison. I'm no Apple fanboy, but I am really impressed with that thing.

    • by thegarbz (1787294)
      Unfortunately I am getting this vibe more and more from Apple's latest offering. Their earlier iPhone was great, and their new iPhone's glassy facade gives me a woody every time I see it. But there seems to be one critical problem after another with this one.

      Are they the new Microsoft? Is this the Vista of the iPhones?
      • by Graff (532189)

        Their earlier iPhone was great, and their new iPhone's glassy facade gives me a woody every time I see it. But there seems to be one critical problem after another with this one.

        Personally I think it's mostly the media having a field day blowing things out of proportion. I have the new iPhone, both my sisters have one, my brother-in-law has one and none of us have had anywhere near the problems that are being reported in the media. Sure, there's been a few minor glitches here and there but nearly EVERY device has those. We certainly haven't experienced any problems that were major enough to stop us from using the iPhone or consider switching to another device.

    • "It doesn't work, but it sure looks sexy"
  • Really? Is that what really happened?
  • by geekmux (1040042) on Sunday January 02, 2011 @04:42AM (#34735856)

    "...My girlfriend wasn't impressed, sleeping in, and I wasn't either, having to race her to work!"

    So for once in your life, you have an iron-clad excuse as to why you were late to work (posted on Slashdot, confirmed by vendor), and you're bitching?

    That is sad, when you really think about it. Sad.

  • by gafisher (865473) on Sunday January 02, 2011 @05:14AM (#34735930)
    We've gotta nap for that!
  • Though last year they failed to charge the battery for some reason.

  • by DigitalReverend (901909) on Sunday January 02, 2011 @05:40AM (#34736010)

    and the 2nd being Sunday, I am actually surprised how many people have crappy jobs that hey had to get up for on the weekends.

    • by 21mhz (443080)

      +1

      Moreover, shouldn't January 1 be a public holiday or something, like it is here in the lazy-ass Europe?

      • by thegarbz (1787294)
        Actually we can out-lazy all of you. If a public holiday in our wonderful country falls on a weekend it's automatically moved to the next weekday. Saturday the 1st was like every other Saturday where most of the people in the city weren't working. Many of the shops though chose to stay closed. Monday on the other hand is a public holiday. Same happened with Christmas Day and Boxing Day. I'm off from work for 11 days and am only taking 3 days annual leave :-)
  • by hubertf (124995)

    just that.
    There was enough time to fix this an several other updates were pushed out since this happened last,
    so i'm not impressed by the job Apple does here.

      - Hubert

  • by initialE (758110) on Sunday January 02, 2011 @07:56PM (#34740218)

    By the 365th day Steve had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then Steve blessed the 366th day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

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