iPhone alarms fail to ring in the new year

Sunday, January 2, 2011 | 3:26 p.m. CST; updated 3:04 p.m. CST, Sunday, January 9, 2011
Photo Illustation. iPhones around the world suffered from a software glitch, which prevented non-reoccuring alarms from going off at their scheduled times.

COLUMBIA — iPhone owners around the world slept in late on New Year's Day and Sunday morning because of a software glitch. 

According to a press release from Apple Inc., the company is aware of an issue related to non-repeating alarms that were set for Saturday or Sunday. The release said recurring alarms still worked properly. The problem is supposed to be repaired by Monday. 

Besides the press release, Apple Inc. didn't offer any warning to its customers or any software to fix the problem. 

Angry customers turned to twitter to complain about the lack of consistency from the smartphone device. Tweets had  hashtags including phrases, "#applefail" and "#blameapple."

Both MacXperts in Columbia and at Apple Inc. were contacted regarding the issue on Sunday but did not return calls. 

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