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article imageBritons late for work due to iPhone daylight savings time glitch

By Andrew Moran     Nov 1, 2010 in Technology
London - After the iPhone failed to switch to standard time, thousands of European users were late for work. Since Australia and New Zealand users experienced the same thing last month, will North America be next?
North America will convert to standard time later this week, which means clocks will go back one hour on Sunday. But be sure to plug in an extra alarm clock if you’re an iPhone user who uses it as your waking-up device.
On Monday, thousands of British iPhone 4 users arrived late for work after their Apple device failed to switch to standard time, according to Agence-France Presse. Apple has not issued a response to the glitch.
Twitter users immediately submitted angry comments about Apple and the iPhone glitch:
“My #iPhone alarm didn’t go off twice after #daylightsavings change over!! Come on man!!!” one person tweeted.
“Steve jobs @apple would you care to explain why I was late to work today to my manager please?” another iPhone user tweeted.
This is not the first time that such an incident has occurred. Earlier in October, iPhone users in Australia and New Zealand were affected by the glitch. Apple issued a software patch, though; no update has been sent to the UK.
According to Apple Insider, the company announced that it was aware of the problem and had developed an update repair that is supposed to be released for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch in November.
Will users in Canada and the United States be the next ones to experience the same problem when the work week begins next week?
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