Apple coughs to time zone problems
Now that the Americans are going to be hit
Having upset the schedule of New Zealanders, Australians and Europeans, Apple has now admitted that iOS has a problem with summer time, three days before the Americans get inconvenienced.
A new support document, picked up by Apple Insider, admits that iOS version 4.1 screws up repeating alarms during the switch from daylight savings time, and recommends switching off repeating alarms until next week when Americans will have completed the switch.
"In some regions, shortly before or after the daylight saving time (DST) change, repeating alarms created in the Clock app may work incorrectly," the Apple Support document explains, suggesting that users switch off their repeating alarms before the change and then turn them back on again afterwards.
Useful advice - but too late for most of the world which has been pushing the clocks back over the last few weeks, with associated iPhone-induced chaos. But it's nice to know that once a problem affects those living in Cupertino Apple is quick to react, even if it reminds us just how important we are. ®
Re: "I really can't understand why they haven't released a bug fix."
Apple don't give a fuck because they know the sheeple will continue to buy their overpriced shit, even when it doesn't work properly.
It's as simple as that.
Time to poke the Lion with a stick...
Is this where I mention that both my Blackberry and my Nokia updated their clocks, alarms and calendar entries, automatically and correctly?
Apple Hand Grenade, pull the pin and wait for the blast of hot air from the iFan's.
it's nice to know...
... that once a problem affects those living in Cupertino Apple is quick to react, even if it reminds us just how important we are.
Time zone problems ?
Dear God, is it possible that, in the 3rd millennium, such issues can still exist ?
What caveman-programmed application can still have timezone issues ? I mean, it's not like timezones is a problem that has not yet been extensively studied, is it ? isn't there a wealth of programming data and even technical reports on such an issue ?
Or is it because it concerns Apple, where all programs are done in Reality-Distortion Land under the same timezone, so they only find out about the issue when 3/4s of the Rest Of The World have already found out the hard way ?
Really, I can admit that programming is a bit of a Dark Art, but not getting timezone issues right puts you right there with the summer interns.
Think Different ? More like Set Your Watches Accordingly.
Excellent advice there Doug
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