iPhone alarm not working on New Years Day 2011, users complain at Facebook and Twitter

By on Jan 3, 2011 in Technology, World Comments

The iPhone alarm did not work on New Years Day 2011 that left thousands of users oversleeping on the first day of the year, and they started to complain via Facebook and Twitter.

Apparently, thousands of iPhone users from US and Europe complained that they were late for their work and flights after the iPhone alarm did not work on the first day of 2011, and some even on the second day.

Below are some of the complaints about the iPhone alarm not working, via Facebook and Twitter, and were even posted on different international news sites.

From BBC:

“I am a flight attendant for a major US airline and I had a 0715 show time this morning (2 January). I set my alarm like I always do for 0510. I rolled over and saw light coming through my window and the clock said 0807. My flight was scheduled to depart at 0815. I had missed my show time and my flight because they had to re-crew it. It cost me three points against my work history too!” T, Virgina, US.

“Mine failed to go off this morning. I run a guesthouse and when I woke at 0900 my 10 guests were waiting in the unprepared dining room for me! Not good at all.” Padraic McDonagh, Galway, Ireland.

From New York Times:

“Before I went to bed I set two iPhone alarms, and both completely failed to go off.” Pat Kiernan, a morning anchor on NY1, said on the post, while adding that he was lucky to have an Android phone with him as a backup alarm.

iPhone alarm bug got me. Thought it was my mistake yesterday, yet woke up nearly 2-hours late today.” From Nick Tapalansky, a writer in Philadelphia.

However, there were some comments saying that Apple should not be solely to blame just like the one below.

“Why must we constantly be looking to blame others for our own actions? Surely we can’t pin the blame on Apple for sleeping in, just because the alarm didn’t go off.” Liz, Cheltenham, UK

Meanwhile, below is the statement from Apple via Tech Crunch, as their response to the problem.

“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.”

Back in November 2010, a new report revealed that Apple is notifying all iPhone users in the US that it failed to fix a bug on its alarm when the Daylight Savings Time ends.

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