So it looks like a bug in Apple’s iPhone alarm app caused a mass sleep-in across Europe this morning. The bug caused recurring alarms to not pick up the change from Daylight to Standard time, and resulted in a whole lot of people being late for work. Of course, it’s Europe, so it’s not like they got fired or anything, so no harm no foul.
Turns out this is a bug Apple has known about for awhile (it first showed up in upside-down land, otherwise known as Australia and New Zealand a month ago) and obviously hasn’t fixed yet. Just like that bug where iOS 4 made my iPhone 3G run slower than a fat kid in gym class. Or Windows 7 on a machine with less than 4 GB of RAM.
I finally gave up my iPad Nano in favor of a Droid X–mainly because AT&T is the only wireless carrier who makes Verizon look good–so unfortunately this weekend, when iPhones start failing to wake people up for work here in the US of A, I won’t be able to use that excuse. But I’m sure Apple will fix it by then, right? Right??