After Apple Says Otherwise, iPhone Alarm Still Remains Silent
By NICK BILTON JANUARY 3, 2011
If you use your iPhone as an alarm clock, it might be time for a backup plan.
On Sunday I wrote an article about an iPhone programming bug that failed to activate the phone's built-in alarm, leaving a lot of customers upset, confused and late. In the article, I noted that Apple had acknowledged the problem existing but said it would automatically fix itself by Monday, Jan. 3.
Yet on Monday morning the problem did not seem to have gone away. A lot of angry iPhone owners wrote in to The New York Times complaining that they had missed flights, were late for work or had failed to drop their kids off for the first day of the 2011 school year - all because the iPhone alarm didn't work again.
Apple did not respond to a request for comment asking if there was an update to the programming error.
The problem seems to have affected so many customers that it became a trending topic on Twitter by late Monday morning. Most were irate that they had been assured that the phone would work properly for their first day back to work but instead remained silent all morning long.