Monday, 1 November 2010

iPhone bug makes Blighty late for work

Did you oversleep this morning, Monday 1st November? It could be that you were partying or gaming late in to the early hours. As every good physics student knows, to every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction. Good old Newton's third Law eh? Yet, if you had a quiet night then it may be that a bug in the alarm of your iPhone was to blame.

The iPhone bug that occurred when Britain switched from summer time and back to GMT yesterday. A software developer who told TechEye: "The primary phone clock updated automatically - as you'd hope, but it seems like the background process responsible for firing off recurring events didn't sync up. Setting individual alarms seemed to work fine but the problem was to do with the re-curring ones - the kind you'd set to wake you up in the morning! - that have the issue."



Apple had not commented at the time of posting this story, prompting speculation they'd overslept or that Steve Jobs had taken them all on huge drinks bender last night. People in the know said the latter is unlikely and that Apple will probably release a fix in the coming days. In the meantime, perhaps it's time to make that NES alarm clock you've been dreaming about?



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