SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Many owners of Apple’s iPhone returned to work after the festive period this week but the device may have inadvertently pressed the snooze button for some. Apple said yesterday that it will not fix a glitch with the “do not disturb” feature until the issue automatically resolves itself next Monday. The feature is designed to silence the phones for select periods ensuring that owners are not interrupted by unwanted calls or alerts during that time. But since New Year’s Day the feature has not been turning off at the designated time, leading to hundreds of complaints from people that they had missed important calls and messages.
Apple has admitted that there is a glitch with the phone’s software but added that due to the way it was created the problem will resolve itself only on January 7. Until then, people will have to turn the feature on or off manually. It is not the first time the iPhone has had issues with telling the time. In 2010, many owners in Europe complained that a problem with the iPhone’s alarm meant that it went off an hour late, as it had not adjusted to the change of the clocks. And in January 2011, the iPhone’s software contained a bug that meant that some alarms set before the new year did not ring.
Computer experts have been speculating this week about how the error could have occurred. Patrick McCarron, a developer who works with Apple software, said that the company had made the mistake by not properly specifying how its iOS mobile system defines dates. Instead, it let the underlying software to define the final week of 2012 as ending on January 7.
Source : The Times UK