iPhone glitch gets US fanbois up on wrong side of bed
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US-based iPhone users who rely on their handset's alarm clock got a rude awakening on Monday unless they took precautions against a glitch that failed to account for a time change that set clocks back one hour over the weekend.
The glitch, introduced in iOS 4, was the biggest assault in recent memory to the it-just-works mantra famously advanced by Apple's marketing machine. It caused recurring weekday alarms for the iPhone to ring one hour late on Monday unless users followed a kludgy set of instructions Apple recommended while a permanent fix is put in place.
The workaround involves deleting all recurring alarms and creating new ones. Users were also advised to create a one-time alarm for Monday morning, although at time of writing that time had come and gone for most of the world's population.
The glitch will be fixed in the forthcoming iOS 4.2, an Apple spokeswoman told CNN. ®