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Jan022011

Apple Admits Glitch After iPhone Alarms Fail to Go Off

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(CUPERTINO, Calif.) -- iPhone owners lit up the Internet this weekend, fuming on Twitter and across blogs over the latest glitch in their beloved handhelds, as the device's one-time alarms failed to go off.

At the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, the iPhone's one-time alarm – but not the recurring alarm – ceased to work, according to technology news blog EnGadget. The glitch seemed to affect iPhones operating on iOS 4.0.2, iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2.1.

Apple responded to the website’s post about the glitch, offering a temporary fix and reassuring customers that a more permanent solution was in the works.

"We're aware of an issue related to non repeating alarms set for January 1 or 2. Customers can set recurring alarms for those dates and all alarms will work properly beginning January 3," Apple said.

The issue is similar to an iPhone glitch from Nov. 2010 when European users’ alarms went off an hour late after daylight saving time. Similarly, in early Oct. 2010, a bug affected Australian and New Zealand iPhone owners, whose alarms went off an hour early.

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