Except when it does not work.
A glitch on Apple’s iPhone has stopped its built-in alarm clock going off, leaving many people oversleeping on the first two days of the New Year.
Angry bloggers and tweeters complained that they had been late for work, and were risking missing planes and trains.
Bloggers late for work? LOL.
Apple is not revealing why this happened but claims they will have it fixed by January 3rd. So, tonight, if you use your iPhone as your alarm clock, just go to sleep knowing you’ll be awakened in the morning exactly as you wish. Because, you know, it’s an Apple product, so it will work. It will. I mean, you do trust them, right?
I mean it isn’t like this has ever happened before or will happen again.
A similar problem hit the iPhone alarm when the clocks went back in November, again causing many users to be late for work or for transport arrangements.
Huh? Who said that? Oh, the BBC. OK, so this HA happened again. In fact, it seems to happen at every opportunity.
Well, whatever. You have no business relying on your iPhone to wak you up or tell you the time. It’s a phone, dammit. Use it like one.
I tried to you my iTouch as a timer when cooking something last summer but it shut down during the process (there was plenty of battery juice, it just shuts down). I assumed thereafter that alarm clocks on such a device would not work properly, and have not even considered trying it. Good for me.
Meanwhile, if you use Microsoft Hotmail, you should check to see if your emails were wiped out by accident. Oooops. Oh, you were relying on Microsoft to keep your stuff secure? Not smart.
But don’ worry, Linux is here to save you. Samsung is coming out with a serious iPod competitor based on Linux. Of course, you can’t completely trust Android either, what with their problems with text messages.