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First Apple couldn't make a clock that worked with daylight savings time now just a normal day in January doesn't work either. Maybe spend less time creating "innovative" antenna designs
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    First Apple couldn't make a clock that worked with daylight savings time now just a normal day in January doesn't work either. Maybe spend less time creating "innovative" antenna designs and more time coding a simple function correctly.
    How can something that phones have been doing right since the dawn of the mobile phone, get broken in this day and age.

    @At the you shouldn't only rely on your iPhone as your only alarm argument
    Bull$hit on that!
    Should I carry a separate digital camera too incase my iPhone camera doesn't work? Or a standalone iPod incase that function breaks, or a standalone GPS device incase that goes down too, or even a backup mobile phone incase my iPhone doesn't like the look of some random day.
    Stop trying to defend Apples repeated failure at creating a working clock.

    Been using my phone to wake me since my first mobile phone ~1998 and the all mighty iPhone is the only one to ever have a cockup
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    It's an automatic, not a automatic. I am Dutch, yet I see that.

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    Hey at least it's not as bad as the ps3 leap year clock fault, that knocked millions of people off its network for 24 hours. Come to think about it poor old sony has taken beating this past year with more then one epic failure. First the internal clock glitch and now the epic unfixable crypto failure that failoverflow exploited just last week.

    Don't worry apple you are not far behind with attenagate and these clock glitches...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by DwayneDavis3 View Post
    For the love of God people...is the iPhone the ONLY means by which you're alerted to awake? ALWAYS have another clock by your bed just in case...sheeeesh!!
    Correct. SMART people have a backup in life for important things. Idiots think everything will always work as planned and never need a backup plan for anything.

    Well idiots and children like on this site where the average age is 16 apparently judging by some of the things I've seen.

    If you don't have backups for IMPORTANT things in life, you deserve to be nipped in the azz to wake you up.
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    OK guys, enough whining about a broke app.

    1. I have relied SOLELY on the alarm clock of my phones for about 10 years. This is the first time i was let down.
    2. CHANGE THE DATE MANUALLY TO 4 JAN AND THE ALARM WILL WORK.
    3. It is sad that an $800.00 smart phone is outperformed by a $2.00 battery operated alarm clock, but you gotta plan for the worst, and expect the best, and you will seldom be disappointed!
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    Some of us (especially those who travel for Christmas and new year) aren't at home with their regular alarm clocks, and only have the iPhone as an option to wake us. Seriously how hard can it be to code an alarm feature? It's first year programming. Huge fail by apple IMHO.
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    Moral: Never ALWAYS trust the iPhone's clock alarm.
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    This OTA "silent" updates are starting to frighten me a little. First came the "Send to MobileMe Gallery" feature, then Ping, and now this alarm fix. What ELSE could they be doing over the air?

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    The easiest solution is to avoid apple alarm software altogether. Use a third party alarm clock, I'm sure there are tons of better alarm apps out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DwayneDavis3 View Post
    For the love of God people...is the iPhone the ONLY means by which you're alerted to awake? ALWAYS have another clock by your bed just in case...sheeeesh!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by unklbyl View Post
    OK guys, enough whining about a broke app.

    1. I have relied SOLELY on the alarm clock of my phones for about 10 years. This is the first time i was let down.
    2. CHANGE THE DATE MANUALLY TO 4 JAN AND THE ALARM WILL WORK.
    3. It is sad that an $800.00 smart phone is outperformed by a $2.00 battery operated alarm clock, but you gotta plan for the worst, and expect the best, and you will seldom be disappointed!
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    Well.....then isn't it worth it to pay an extra $2 to be PREPARED?

    Sheesh people. Yes, the iPhone's alarm should be expected to work correctly. But if you can afford an $800 iDevice then you should also be able to spend $5-$15 on a teeny weeny alarm clock as a backup.

    Be prepared, or else you won't get anywhere in life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DwayneDavis3 View Post
    For the love of God people...is the iPhone the ONLY means by which you're alerted to awake? ALWAYS have another clock by your bed just in case...sheeeesh!!
    You're right that it is not the end of the world. But the complainers are right that a device this expensive ought to be able to tell time correctly. We should hold companies accountable for their mistakes and errors, not give a pass by blaming those who foolishly depended on them...

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    It was a good thing both my boss and i have iphones got us both LOL!
    This is getting a lil' ridiculous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman2499 View Post
    Who uses the bunk native alarm app anyways?
    I do. It does what I need it too. Wake me up. I have my iPhone connected to my stereo though for the extra sound
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    Quote Originally Posted by piston597 View Post
    Apple can make one of the best phones this world has seen along with superb desktops, laptops, tablets etc, but they cant for the life of them make a god damn alarm clock that can work properly.
    I agree here. I can spend $5 on a crappy no name alarm clock that is 100% reliable, buy a $700 device that is a high end mini computer can't properly work a basic alarm clock?

    That is a damn, damn shame.

    Now, from what I gather there are no issues with 3rd party clock programs?

    Regardless, this shouldn't even be a concern, and it is a shame we cannot rely on this type of device as an end all be all solution to something so damn basic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
    This OTA "silent" updates are starting to frighten me a little. First came the "Send to MobileMe Gallery" feature, then Ping, and now this alarm fix. What ELSE could they be doing over the air?
    Where did you see it was a OTA update?

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    I use "Alarmed" in the app store..works like a charm.Oh,and it's free.
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    i dont use a recurring alarm. But this morning i set three alarms in 15 minute intervals to get up for work (i have bad luck with the snooze). None went off, i checked and they were all set am as they should be. I tried setting another alarm later in the day to test it, this also didnt work.
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    My iPhone alarm is the back up alarm. This morning for some odd reason woke up 1 minute before the iPhone alarm would have gone off.

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    i asked myself this morning why it didnt go off but i have 2 other alarms for backup anyways
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