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Don't set it that way.
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Originally Posted by Wonder View Post

It's hardly the end of the world, get over it.

Unless it's software controlling a nuclear power plant, or something of similar significance, no software bug is "the end of the world" but I don't believe that that is an appropriate response to any software bug you may experience. - Can't print your spreadsheet? Your WP is corrupting images in your documents? Your music program won't play anything on the left channel? Your adventure game crashes every time you reach 100 points?

None of these are the end of the world, so "get over it". I don't think so...

At work I was assigned to checking all our code for Y2K issues and I also worked on the software for scheduling the BBC's London's radio broadcasts for the World service which happened across many, many different countries and time zones. We HAD to get it right or else the 6 O'Clock news for Shanghai could have been going out at 7 O'Clock

The coding is complicated, but it IS totally knowable in advance. There is software in place to determine leap years, time zone change times in all countries around the world and it is absolutely predictable. Many bugs require a bunch of events to coincide to make them happen some of which are not easily predictable. Alarm clock apps are however completely testable in advance - for example, you could, right now, set the date/time on your iPhone to 23:59:55 on 31st December 2011 and your alarm for 00:01 on the 1st of January 2012 and see whether it works as it should. Easy. Always testing at boundary conditions is the of the first thing any competent programmer learns to check; alarms on the last day of a month, the first day of a year, the first day of a leap year, the 29th of February in a non leap year and so on.

We know it can be done right because we coded it correctly for the BBC! This is clearly a breakdown in Apple's quality control, is clearly their fault - twice now - and they should fix it pronto when it's so high profile because so many people, including me, use iOS as their alarm and expect an alarm to work. And as the great Oscar Wilde wrote "To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune... to lose both seems like carelessness." Get to it Apple.
post #43 of 135
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Originally Posted by Parkettpolitur View Post

All of your complaints basically apply to the the video game industry as such, not to Windows specifically. Or do you think it's fair to hold Windows/Microsoft responsible for the fact that gaming is migrating - and has been for years - to consoles? Because THAT'S the reason for most of the problems you listed, not Windows. Treyarch really screwed up with Black Ops, yeah, but that's because I'd guess 90% of Black Ops-copies are sold for consoles, so they probably didn't even bother with QC for the PC version.

Microsft is to blame that they encourage their platform to be the fragmented mess it is that makes it so hard for developers to optimize their games. And that they hardly pay attention to PC gaming to bother doing something about it.

Should developers get serious about Mac games and Apple continue to climb the mountain of GPUs and update OS X to freaking OpenGL 4, you would see much better optimized games. Not to mention Apple's APIs such as the Core Stuff and Grand Central. Oh, and OpenCL would be awesome as well.

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post #44 of 135
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Originally Posted by KiltedGreen View Post

Unless it's software controlling a nuclear power plant, or something of similar significance, no software bug is "the end of the world" but I don't believe that that is an appropriate response to any software bug you may experience. - Can't print your spreadsheet? Your WP is corrupting images in your documents? Your music program won't play anything on the left channel? Your adventure game crashes every time you reach 100 points?

None of these are the end of the world, so "get over it". I don't think so...

At work I was assigned to checking all our code for Y2K issues and I also worked on the software for scheduling the BBC's London's radio broadcasts for the World service which happened across many, many different countries and time zones. We HAD to get it right or else the 6 O'Clock news for Shanghai could have been going out at 7 O'Clock

The coding is complicated, but it IS totally knowable in advance. There is software in place to determine leap years, time zone change times in all countries around the world and it is absolutely predictable. Many bugs require a bunch of events to coincide to make them happen some of which are not easily predictable. Alarm clock apps are however completely testable in advance - for example, you could, right now, set the date/time on your iPhone to 23:59:55 on 31st December 2011 and your alarm for 00:01 on the 1st of January 2012 and see whether it works as it should. Easy. Always testing at boundary conditions is the of the first thing any competent programmer learns to check; alarms on the last day of a month, the first day of a year, the first day of a leap year, the 29th of February in a non leap year and so on.

We know it can be done right because we coded it correctly for the BBC! This is clearly a breakdown in Apple's quality control, is clearly their fault - twice now - and they should fix it pronto when it's so high profile because so many people, including me, use iOS as their alarm and expect an alarm to work. And as the great Oscar Wilde wrote "To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune... to lose both seems like carelessness." Get to it Apple.

Perhaps you should abide by the old English idiom, "People in glass houses should not throw stones."
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BBC blames computer glitch for DJ's lack of pay

The BBC has blamed a "computer glitch" for the fact that its leading DJ - overweight loudmouth Chris Moyles - hasn't been paid for two months.

Moyles launched an on-air attack on BBC bosses whom he branded "morons" during his Radio 1. "It's a huge F U to me," he whined.

"I haven't been paid since July. Why should I bother hauling my ass out of bed? Why should I come in to work? It's a huge lack of respect to me," Moyles compianed to his listener.

"I know the name of the moron in this building responsible. I don't do this for free, you know," he said.

http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/9/23/bbc...ter-glitch-dj/


By the way, is it true that your mum still has to remind you every week to take the refuse out?

Perhaps you should get over it mate.
post #45 of 135
I don't know if it's shameful. Slightly embarrassing might be a better way to describe it. Either way, it's a bug which iOS is nearly free of these days.

The Meizu m9 poses a more immediate issue at the moment.
post #46 of 135
apple confirms that your alarm clock won't work on new years... and they confirm it in the evening on new years day. thanks for the heads-up!
post #47 of 135
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Originally Posted by marokero View Post

So it was a bug... I woke 30 min late today, thought I was late to this wedding I'm working today. C'mon, fix these alarm clock bugs already!

Ditto, thank god I had no early gigs this weekend. Glad to see stock is down at least 1% today, these life-interrupting bugs are unacceptable.
post #48 of 135
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Originally Posted by Wonder View Post

It's hardly the end of the world, get over it.


Downplaying this issue at all is absurd.

An alarm clock that you believe works and does not could have fatal consequences if the situation were dire enough.

This is no where near such an extreme example but regardless...I set my alarm yesterday to wake myself and my child and his mother so they could feed. Not a serious situation at all, but he's still learning to breastfeed, so the schedule is, in my opinion, VERY IMPORTANT.

So anyone who says it's just an iPhone bug get over it....don't say that to my face.
post #49 of 135
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Originally Posted by Cpsro View Post

Apple: not ready for the enterprise.

Wow, huge stretch.
post #50 of 135
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Originally Posted by Parkettpolitur View Post

All of your complaints basically apply to the the video game industry as such, not to Windows specifically. Or do you think it's fair to hold Windows/Microsoft responsible for the fact that gaming is migrating - and has been for years - to consoles? Because THAT'S the reason for most of the problems you listed, not Windows. Treyarch really screwed up with Black Ops, yeah, but that's because I'd guess 90% of Black Ops-copies are sold for consoles, so they probably didn't even bother with QC for the PC version.

Fair enough. Gaming on Windows is a mess because of the video game industry... Really disappointing from Treyarch. COD:MW2 (by Infinity Ward) was fine on PC.


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Originally Posted by Lukeskymac View Post

Microsft is to blame that they encourage their platform to be the fragmented mess it is that makes it so hard for developers to optimize their games. And that they hardly pay attention to PC gaming to bother doing something about it.

Should developers get serious about Mac games and Apple continue to climb the mountain of GPUs and update OS X to freaking OpenGL 4, you would see much better optimized games. Not to mention Apple's APIs such as the Core Stuff and Grand Central. Oh, and OpenCL would be awesome as well.

I'm not too sure. Microsoft cleaned up its act with Windows7. Sure the platform is fragmented but my Windows7 experience has been mostly okay. Some games have been fine - DeadSpace, MassEffect 2, Starcraft2, COD:MW2, Dirt2... Others have been horrible like NFS:Shift and COD:BlackOps.

Of course it is starting to look, whoever one blames, like gaming on Windows is a slowly losing battle, I feel.
post #51 of 135
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Originally Posted by pmz View Post

Downplaying this issue at all is absurd.

An alarm clock that you believe works and does not could have fatal consequences if the situation were dire enough.

This is no where near such an extreme example but regardless...I set my alarm yesterday to wake myself and my child and his mother so they could feed. Not a serious situation at all, but he's still learning to breastfeed, so the schedule is, in my opinion, VERY IMPORTANT.

So anyone who says it's just an iPhone bug get over it....don't say that to my face.

Personally, I have never heard feeding by the clock as such in over 40 years of medical research.

But then, I am not a mother.

http://www.justmommies.com/articles/...mistakes.shtml
post #52 of 135
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Originally Posted by sheff View Post

This is like Y2K, but for real. Does anyone know where the issue is stemming from?

They must have inadvertently hired one of the programmers who were responsible for the MS-DOS Y2K bug.
post #53 of 135
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Originally Posted by KiltedGreen View Post

Unless it's software controlling a nuclear power plant, or something of similar significance, no software bug is "the end of the world" but I don't believe that that is an appropriate response to any software bug you may experience. - Can't print your spreadsheet? Your WP is corrupting images in your documents? Your music program won't play anything on the left channel? Your adventure game crashes every time you reach 100 points?

None of these are the end of the world, so "get over it". I don't think so...

At work I was assigned to checking all our code for Y2K issues and I also worked on the software for scheduling the BBC's London's radio broadcasts for the World service which happened across many, many different countries and time zones. We HAD to get it right or else the 6 O'Clock news for Shanghai could have been going out at 7 O'Clock

The coding is complicated, but it IS totally knowable in advance. There is software in place to determine leap years, time zone change times in all countries around the world and it is absolutely predictable. Many bugs require a bunch of events to coincide to make them happen some of which are not easily predictable. Alarm clock apps are however completely testable in advance - for example, you could, right now, set the date/time on your iPhone to 23:59:55 on 31st December 2011 and your alarm for 00:01 on the 1st of January 2012 and see whether it works as it should. Easy. Always testing at boundary conditions is the of the first thing any competent programmer learns to check; alarms on the last day of a month, the first day of a year, the first day of a leap year, the 29th of February in a non leap year and so on.

We know it can be done right because we coded it correctly for the BBC! This is clearly a breakdown in Apple's quality control, is clearly their fault - twice now - and they should fix it pronto when it's so high profile because so many people, including me, use iOS as their alarm and expect an alarm to work. And as the great Oscar Wilde wrote "To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune... to lose both seems like carelessness." Get to it Apple.

I rest my case, a complete overreaction.
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post #54 of 135
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Originally Posted by Cisco Kid View Post

Many associate 11:11 with a wake-up code/alarm as they see it on digit clocks and watches. It can also be seen as a key to unlock the subconscious mind, our genetic encoded memories, that we are spirits having a physical experience, not physical beings embarking on a spiritual experience.

11:11 or derivatives of these numbers, 111 and 11, are digits that repeat in time thus a metaphor for reality as patterns that repeat in time for us to experience. This can refer to the rise and fall of civilizations, our personal experiences and lessons, loops in time. They are cycles of time that create and recreate following the blueprint.

http://www.crystalinks.com/11.11.html

Cool... Check out my Twitter recording some thoughts that I had on 1.1.2011:
http://twitter.com/nvidia2011
(See the ones about we being "spiritual atoms")

Your link above mentioned:
"You will experience a sudden awakening after which reality is never the same. You are going to create clarity, healing and balance for yourself. Do not expect others in your life to be on this journey with you. It is yours alone as it is for most souls. You will have to seek new friends of like mind who are also being triggered by the digits. Once you open the Digital Door, there is no going back. Your soul will automatically and quickly move you from level to level of experience until you 'get it'. Your consciousness is expanding and therefore you will, manifest faster and with greater comprehension, becoming more aware of the meaning of synchronicities that will become more and more frequent. They are created by your soul creates to help you remember that you are a soul spark in a physical program that is about to end, evolve back to higher consciousness."

I definitely felt this on the morning (both early morning at the New Year's party and when I woke up later in the morning) of 1.1.2011! Scary and weird but kinda cool.
post #55 of 135
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Originally Posted by pmz View Post

Downplaying this issue at all is absurd.

An alarm clock that you believe works and does not could have fatal consequences if the situation were dire enough.

This is no where near such an extreme example but regardless...I set my alarm yesterday to wake myself and my child and his mother so they could feed. Not a serious situation at all, but he's still learning to breastfeed, so the schedule is, in my opinion, VERY IMPORTANT.

So anyone who says it's just an iPhone bug get over it....don't say that to my face.

If these things are so important then you would not be relying in one source for your ever so important alarm. What if the battery died?

People who have critical applications for an alarm and only rely on one source are stupid.
post #56 of 135
OMFG And guess what time I have been setting my Alarm on my iPhone to wake up the past few months, and the alarm which did not go off on 1.1.2011

Yes, 11AM.

Those that don't know me will think I am being sarcastic but those that do know me know my New Age leanings.

Wow. Pretty freakkkky


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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

Cool... Check out my Twitter recording some thoughts that I had on 1.1.2011:
http://twitter.com/nvidia2011
(See the ones about we being "spiritual atoms")

Your link above mentioned:
"You will experience a sudden awakening after which reality is never the same. You are going to create clarity, healing and balance for yourself. Do not expect others in your life to be on this journey with you. It is yours alone as it is for most souls. You will have to seek new friends of like mind who are also being triggered by the digits. Once you open the Digital Door, there is no going back. Your soul will automatically and quickly move you from level to level of experience until you 'get it'. Your consciousness is expanding and therefore you will, manifest faster and with greater comprehension, becoming more aware of the meaning of synchronicities that will become more and more frequent. They are created by your soul creates to help you remember that you are a soul spark in a physical program that is about to end, evolve back to higher consciousness."

I definitely felt this on the morning (both early morning at the New Year's party and when I woke up later in the morning) of 1.1.2011! Scary and weird but kinda cool.

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Originally Posted by Cisco Kid View Post

Many associate 11:11 with a wake-up code/alarm as they see it on digit clocks and watches. It can also be seen as a key to unlock the subconscious mind, our genetic encoded memories, that we are spirits having a physical experience, not physical beings embarking on a spiritual experience.

11:11 or derivatives of these numbers, 111 and 11, are digits that repeat in time thus a metaphor for reality as patterns that repeat in time for us to experience. This can refer to the rise and fall of civilizations, our personal experiences and lessons, loops in time. They are cycles of time that create and recreate following the blueprint.

http://www.crystalinks.com/11.11.html
post #57 of 135
Lawsuits should be forthcoming soon (as long as they don't use the alarm function to remind them to file)...

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post #58 of 135
Not everyone is experiencing this one-off alarm bug. I've tried this multiple times today on both my iPhone and iPad, and my one-off alarms have worked perfectly. So, there's something a bit more complicated occurring here that will take a bit more testing to narrow down and fix.

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post #59 of 135
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Originally Posted by mimsyswallows View Post

Is this the third time, or am I mis-remembering? What is so hard about doing the alarm app right?

Yes and no. It is the third report but as I recall the bug was never confirmed as fixed so it may be the same bug.

And like before, it is not hitting everyone, there are mentions of jail breaking having been done etc. So it is a bit of a messy thing to sort out. Even if they thought they had fixed it before they are not perfect (shocking I know) and perhaps didn't get everything the first time

I haven't heard many reports of problems from iPad which I am assuming is because they don't update the time automatically. Something that has been complained about but this time could be a very good thing as the trouble may lie somewhere in the code and how the system pulls time updates.

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post #60 of 135
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Originally Posted by Dave Marsh View Post

Not everyone is experiencing this one-off alarm bug. I've tried this multiple times today on both my iPhone and iPad, and my one-off alarms have worked perfectly. So, there's something a bit more complicated occurring here that will take a bit more testing to narrow down and fix.

My system is 4.2.1 and the alarms don't set. My wife's system is 3.1.3 and her alarms set just fine.

I might add that I just had major suegery and I'm on pain meds that are strictly monitored in delivery times. Needless to say, this screwed up my delivery times since it first happened at night. I'm OK, but it's taken some doing to get back "on the groove".

And no, I'm not going to sue Apple over this. Software has bugs. that's its nature. But I must say that the 4.x update has had more than its share of flaws and bugs. That's very unlike Apple in my experience, and I've owned Apple products since 1984.
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Originally Posted by Sacto Joe View Post

My system is 4.2.1 and the alarms don't set. My wife's system is 3.1.3 and her alarms set just fine.

I might add that I just had major suegery and I'm on pain meds that are strictly monitored in delivery times. Needless to say, this screwed up my delivery times since it first happened at night. I'm OK, but it's taken some doing to get back "on the groove".

And no, I'm not going to sue Apple over this. Software has bugs. that's its nature. But I must say that the 4.x update has had more than its share of flaws and bugs. That's very unlike Apple in my experience, and I've owned Apple products since 1984.

I will say this again, if your meds are SO important, why are you relying on one alarm?
What happens if you just sleep through the alarm? The battery dies?
post #62 of 135
There's no basis whatsoever for any kind of lawsuit.

Bug fixed in a couple of days, all back to normal tomorrow. It's a minor issue. Deal with it. In a week you'll have forgotten about it.

This is nothing at all compared to the problems and frustrations users must deal with when using the also-rans' products (or rather, poor iPhone copies.)
post #63 of 135
I do love my iPhone4 but I must say......

Apple products do not have bugs or glitches.
I am sure that the alarms not going off was designed intentionally for us to get more rest.

Thank You Mr Jobs
post #64 of 135
There really does seem to be a lot of envy going on here. A flaw in the "perfect" Apple? Get out your keyboards, boys!
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Originally Posted by mimsyswallows View Post

Is this the third time, or am I mis-remembering? What is so hard about doing the alarm app right?

I've written perpetual calendars, they aren't that hard. Calendar math is hardly calculus. I can't believe Apple got bitten AGAIN on the same issue.

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post #66 of 135
Well grats on Apple for winning the fail award. I cant believe there is still an alarm bug. They had the same problem when we moved to standard time and its still not fixed?

50 billions in cash and yet you fail on an alarm clock app...
post #67 of 135
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Originally Posted by Sacto Joe View Post

I might add that I just had major suegery and I'm on pain meds that are strictly monitored in delivery times. Needless to say, this screwed up my delivery times since it first happened at night. I'm OK, but it's taken some doing to get back "on the groove".

"Back in the day" before everyone had a computer, I never relied on just an electric clock .... even 'tho we hardly ever experienced a power failure .... If an event is important enough not to be missed .... you simply have to have a backup alarm .... to not do so is irresponsible on your part and to blame Apple, or anyone else, for your neglect is a sad reflection on the accountability of today's society .... but sadly .... that's where we're at. \
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post #68 of 135
Let's face it, an alarm clock that you cannot rely on is pretty useless. I was caught out by the daylight saving incident, and was prepared to give Apple the benefit of the doubt. The fact that the alarm has failed again makes it worthless.

Apple should pull the alarm functionality and leave it to paid or free third party alarm clock apps.
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Originally Posted by newbee View Post

"Back in the day" before everyone had a computer, I never relied on just an electric clock .... even 'tho we hardly ever experienced a power failure .... If an event is important enough not to be missed .... you simply have to have a backup alarm .... to not do so is irresponsible on your part and to blame Apple, or anyone else, for your neglect is a sad reflection on the accountability of today's society .... but sadly .... that's where we're at. \

There are many occasions where a second alarm clock is not an option. My family was visiting my mother over the holidays and the spare bedroom had no alarm clock (clock for that matter).

This is one of thousands of situations where your arrogant Apple apologetic answer just is an epic fail.

This is a just an example of bad coding and poor QC on a critical application for many people.
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"Back in the day" before everyone had a computer, I never relied on just an electric clock .... even 'tho we hardly ever experienced a power failure .... If an event is important enough not to be missed .... you simply have to have a backup alarm .... to not do so is irresponsible on your part and to blame Apple, or anyone else, for your neglect is a sad reflection on the accountability of today's society .... but sadly .... that's where we're at. \

Pretty harsh, dude. I didn't blame Apple - quite the opposite. You might try reading what I posted with a little more thoroughness.

I will say that I'd been using the system for about two weeks with great success. I was literally able to set 2 hour alarms for a whole 24 hour period. It was a major convenience, especially since I also had other medications I had to take with different time spacings.

Just my bad luck that I was relying on this system just when the alarm problem surfaced.

(BTW, even a mechanical clock can screw up. In my sleep, I might have knocked it over and turned it off. And then there's the possibility that you can sleepily forget to reset it for the next time interval, or set it incorrectly.)
post #71 of 135
It's disappointing to read these posts from people like Onhka and Wonder when they're throwing around words like stupid and moron in this sort of open, opinion-based forum. People are entitled to express themselves without being jumped on. If a poster is upset by an Apple bug, esp. a very basic and annoying one, then so be it. There's no need for childish name calling...
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Originally Posted by elliots11 View Post

I do the same thing. Learned the hard way. This is still BS though because you can't always do dual alarm, like when traveling, nor should you be expected to do so at all. I hope they fix it properly, seems like such a basic app.
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Really? There's no way to set a dual alarm when traveling?

Funny, but every hotel I've been to in the past 20 years has an alarm clock in the room. Not to mention wakeup calls.



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Originally Posted by KiltedGreen View Post

The coding is complicated, but it IS totally knowable in advance.

Sorry, but I don't take programming advice from someone who is so obviously clueless.

It's not possible to write bug-free software (at least for modern, real-life software).

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Originally Posted by pmz View Post

Downplaying this issue at all is absurd.

An alarm clock that you believe works and does not could have fatal consequences if the situation were dire enough. .

Sorry, but if being woken at the right time could have fatal consequences, you shouldn't be relying simply on a single alarm.

As for the rest, no one is downplaying it. Apple has admitted that there's a bug and will fix it within a couple of days. What do you want them to do? Offer you Steve Jobs' liver on a silver platter?

Bugs happen. It would be nice if they didn't, but that's unrealistic. Apple is responding quickly and has promised a fix within 2 days after discovery. I don't know what else you want.
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post #73 of 135
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Originally Posted by Wonder View Post

It's hardly the end of the world, get over it.

Too many 0's and 1's and no other number
Maybe the iBone thinks it's code or dog food and is like
Wiggggglllyyyyywoobbbblyyyywiggggglllllyyywobbbbbl yy

It's confusing it with computing code and freaking out
010101010101010101111110000111110001101111

OMG!!! what will we do in December 2012 when the world supposed to
Enter the MAYAN CALANDER ON 12.11.2012

Prob just have to run a reset of the phone I guess
post #74 of 135
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Originally Posted by pmz View Post

Downplaying this issue at all is absurd.

An alarm clock that you believe works and does not could have fatal consequences if the situation were dire enough.

This is no where near such an extreme example but regardless...I set my alarm yesterday to wake myself and my child and his mother so they could feed. Not a serious situation at all, but he's still learning to breastfeed, so the schedule is, in my opinion, VERY IMPORTANT.

So anyone who says it's just an iPhone bug get over it....don't say that to my face.

feed?

It's a bug, get over it.
post #75 of 135
This is the second time my house has been broken into and all my possessions stolen. I may have to give up on my iBurglarAlam.app
post #76 of 135
test alarm went off in Australia, 03/01/2011 (01/03/2011)
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post #77 of 135
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Originally Posted by nitewing98 View Post

I've written perpetual calendars, they aren't that hard. Calendar math is hardly calculus. I can't believe Apple got bitten AGAIN on the same issue.

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me 3 times, shame on Apple."

Well since you are so smart you figure out the problem. Keeping in mind that you must test it on every model of iOS device, running every possible version of iOS -- including jailbroken, unlocked and both with every possible method -- and all possible combinations of all apps -- legal and 'not'. Otherwise you cannot say with 100% certainty you fixed it.

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post #78 of 135
One peculiar thing is that Apple's built in apps are not in the app store so they apparently cannot issue updates the way a regular third party app might in this situation. So do we wait for the next major OS update to fix the alarm clock?

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post #79 of 135
I don't think it is just 1.1.11 or something special about 2011 issue. Looks like the bug might have to do with Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 of every year. Why else would they fix it, since the dates have already passed, if it was for an absolute year. I hope they test it out for every year.

Like someone mentioned here, if it is an important event I also rely on dual alarms, even when I wasn't using iPhone. I do hope the fix is in the app and not the OS itself and don't have to wait for a big download to update my phone.
post #80 of 135
Apple isn't fixing it because everyone is on holiday. By Jan. 3, it won't be needed. Wait 'till next Jan 1.

I use a standard alarm clock. Only thing that kills it is a power failure.
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