Apple confirms iPhone alarm bug, says wait for tomorrow and it'll fix itself
That pesky iPhone bug that caused one-time alarms not to go off in 2011 has been confirmed by Apple (phew!), as has the "fix" -- either set a recurring alarm or wait, as it corrects itself on January 3rd and works properly thereafter:
But were they aware of it prior to New Year, i.e. could they have had time to release an iOS 4.2.2 bug fix and spared users the inconvenience? If not, given this is the second major bug in the iOS 4 alarm system, hopefully they're redoubling their QA efforts in that area so we aren't hit again this spring. Either way, are you happy with the statement? Should Apple have given greater assurance they're looking into it or maybe even expressed a little empathy for affected users?
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