iPhone owners were able to sleep in this New Year’s Day as their alarms did not go off thanks to a bug with the popular handset. Bloggers took to the web to vent their frustration towards Apple, complaining that they had woken up late for work, missed their trains, planes and automobiles.
The glitch appears to be centered on single alarm settings on the Iphone 4 and earlier models with software updates. Apple are very much aware of this new problem and have stated that it will be repaired by the third of January but who knows. “We’re aware of an issue related to non-repeating alarms set for January 1 or 2,” Apple spokeswoman Natalie Harrison said in a statement quoted by Macworld. “Customers can set recurring alarms for those dates and all alarms will work properly beginning January 3.”