p2pnet view Mobiles:- Oh DEAR!
A problem with the Apple iPhone made it hard for some owners to properly herald in the new year.
“The alarm application on the smartphone failed to work for alarms that were set for one-time use only— as opposed to recurring — on the first two days of 2011, triggering reports that some people wound up oversleeping”, says the Wall Street Journal.
No kidding!. This truly was a WSJ ‘news’ item.!
Not to worry, though. All will be well as of today, a spokeswoman for Apple said., promising, “customers can set recurring alarms for those dates and all alarms will work properly beginning Jan. 3.”
Phewww. That’s a relief!
“My iPod Touch iOS4.2 now works as of 10am, Jan 3 in Europe (CET/GMT+1)”, says a post from Takleung on Apple Discussions, adding:
“Didn’t work this morning -> when Apple said that it would work again Jan 3, I guess they had to be more specific.
“This is second time in two months we have suffered in Europe from bad calendar/alarm programming from Apple. I guess this is a good area for a New Years resolution for Apple programmers. Stating that ” We had absolutely no way to prepare for 2011″ really surprises me. I had guess already that 2010 would be followed by 2011 but I may be making assumptions.
“I was also wondering about the twitter message ‘Until Apple issues an official fix for the iPhone alarm glitch, please do not open your iPhone’s clock app. Doing so may void the warranty.’ … is that a general statement? I guess most of their customers had to open the app to find out if the error was on their part for setting the alarm wrong?”
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