iPhone Glitch: Daylight Savings Error Hits Some Users
Did you wake up an hour earlier yesterday morning? I did, because my iPhone alarm unexpectedly went off an hour earlier than it was set for. Not long ago we covered how the iPhone 4.1 daylight savings time bug hurt Australians and New Zealanders. November 1st, 2010, the very same bug plagued Europe and oddly– some Americans, like myself. What’s the deal?
Apple has yet to publicly address the daylight savings time bug but many sites are reporting that the issue caused Europeans to wake up an hour later than usual, and oddly — even though the United States resides entirely in the northern hemisphere and would experience the same thing (i.e. clocks going backwards, not forwards like in the southern hemisphere) — iPhone users like myself saw the alarm go off an entire hour earlier.
Speaking to the VAR Guy briefly, he suggested “…is Apple getting sloppy?” That’s a fun question to ask, but one I’ll leave to you, the readers, to decide.
In the meantime, some suggestions range from making sure you alarm isn’t set as an “every day” alarm, and/or deleting all your old alarms and making new ones. Just beware for any other odd quirks come next week and maybe set a good-old old-fashioned wind-up clock. That is, unless Apple makes an iOS 4.2 iPhone debut before then, which is rumored to contain the fix.