Update: Apple has just gotten back to us with a statement on the alarm bug, which appears to confirm our suspicions that that a fix will arrive with iOS 4.2, before 7th November. Here’s the statement, the original news story is below: “We’re aware of an issue related to daylight savings time (DST) and repeating alarms and will deliver a fix with the iOS 4.2 software update this month. We suggest customers set non-repeating alarms for now and reset after November 7 to resolve the issue.”
Apple is remaining tight-lipped on any incoming fix for the iPhone alarm clock bug, but a post on Apple’s forums indicates that iOS 4.2’s developer release has resolved the issue.
A user on the Apple forums installed the recently released GM version of iOS 4.2 (which has only been released to iPhone developers) and posted a few hours ago that the update has fixed the bug.
Apple says the final version of iOS 4.2 will be released to the general public in November and we’re betting this will be before 7th November, when daylight savings hits the US.
The iPhonebug prevents recurring alarms from working correctly after the iPhone’s clock auto-adjusts to daylight savings.
Three weeks ago the iPhone alarm clock bug caused many Australians to wake-up late for work. Apple told ZDNet that a software update was on the way, which would resolve the problem. However no software update was released and yesterday Brits got the same treatment.
Despite some valiant attempts, iPhone users haven’t been able to discover a fix themselves.