Apple iPhone Bug Fails to Ring in the New Year.
Starting with the stroke of midnight last night around the world Apple iPhone users took up ranting about their beloved product on Twitter and Facebook. Seems an undisclosed bug is affecting iPhone and iPod Touch users with iOS4.
Reports around the net is that when the clock struck midnight, the bug caused non-recurring alarms to be ignored. This is the same app that failed to adjust properly for the end of daylight saving time in November and awoke users around the world an hour early or, in some countries, an hour late.
The bug was supposed to be fixed with the release of iOS 4.2.1, released on Nov. 22. Obviously the fix didn't stick and at the stroke of midnight last night, one-off alarms no longer go off as programmed.
While Apple hasn't made a comment or released a patch or fix, there are work-arounds. According to Engadget, you can set your wake-up time as a recurring alarm and cancel it after the clock goes off. Or wait a just a few days as the problem will fix itself on Jan. 3 as our friends at 9-to-5 Mac say after spending last night troubleshooting the alarm.