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Apple fails to fix Iphone daylight savings time bug

Fanbois misplace time in the hands of Apple
Mon Nov 07 2011, 12:13

TOYMAKER FOR THE WELL HEELED Apple is seemingly unable to fix the IOS daylight savings time bug, leaving fanbois confused and late for their morning cappuccino.

Apple's IOS has suffered from a bug that leaves some Iphone users with devices that do not update their time to take account of daylight savings time changes. Over the weekend, while the US changed back to standard time, some Iphones did not.

As some Iphone users took to Twitter to complain that alarms went off an hour early, others reported that their alarms went off at the right time but the device's clock had not updated. Some users claimed that putting the device into and out of airplane mode or resetting the unit results in the device obtaining the correct time.

Apple claimed to have fixed the so-called DST bug a while back, yet the problem keeps on resurfacing. Given that the company issues software fixes for almost every problem customers find, this recurring problem doesn't inspire much confidence in the upcoming Iphone 4S battery life 'fix'.

For Apple, the standard time change that occurred in Europe a week prior to that of the US seemed to go off without many complaints from IOS users, so the firm will have to hunt down what exactly is broken with US handsets. At present the problems don't seem to be as widespread as before but the uncertainty about whether or not an Iphone can adjust its time according to pre-defined changes is embarrassing for Apple.

Until Apple issues yet another software fix for this seemingly insurmountable problem, fanbois will just have to fiddle around with their shiny toys to get the right time. µ

 

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