I understand that companies aren’t infallible, which is probably a lesson that many Apple zealots can probably learn. I’m also not a software engineer by any stretch.
But getting an alarm to go off at the right time of day is probably something that would be easy to implement.
Yes, I’ve been raging for the past month when Australia switched times due to Daylight Savings, as my alarm has been going off an hour early. This is a bug in the software in where reoccurring alarms haven’t adjusted properly to Daylight Savings and it has also affected people in the UK, but with the opposite instance of alarms going off an hour late.
“We’re aware, here’s the workaround and a fix will be available soon”
That was reported on October 7. It’s now over a month later, which means that we will have to wait for the iOS4.2 update, which is meant to address many other bugs, such as the security vulnerability.
I can understand that fixes take time to make, however Apple’s laid back attitude to rolling out a quick fix is nothing short of arrogant. What of those corporations which have rolled out fleets of these devices and have to sit around with their iPhones in safes to ensure their devices aren’t compromised?
This is indicative of Apple’s bullshit attitude to customers in general, I feel. Yes, they love their customers and try to give them the best possible product, but when they have gone and honestly fucked up, they sorta shrug and say “deal with it until we’re ready”
Adjust your alarm. Ignore the possible security problem. Hold your phone correctly. Move to a country that doesn’t have Daylight Saving.
Up yours, Apple. Zealots might be able to swallow your blatant abuse, much in a similar way to a battered wife, or someone with Stockholm Syndrome, but not me. I buy things with the understanding that it will perform as it should when you take it out of the box – without having to account for alarm eccentricities or having to augment it with a bumper.
I half expect fellow Apple users to tell me to simply be thankful for the alarm going off at the wrong time:
“Apple are making sure you’re on time for work”
Sucks to be in the UK then, I guess.