There is a reason why you were late for work.
If you abruptly woke up in sheer horror of being late, it wasn’t because you hit the snooze button on your iPhone/iPad/Touch by mistake. The alarm just didn’t go off. It’s Apple’s Y2K11 bug.
Swathes of pissed off iDevice users took to Twitter this morning complaining about a possible glitch, which according to Redmond Pie not only impacts devices running iOS 4.2.1, but earlier versions as well, though, iOS 3.x appears to be unaffected by the glitch.
Apple confirmed to Engadget that it is aware of the problem and has advised users to set recurring alarms to avoid the bug.
”We’re aware of an issue related to non repeating alarms set for January 1 or 2. Customers can set recurring alarms for those dates and all alarms will work properly beginning January 3,” a spokesperson said.
The implication of such a bug can go beyond just waking up late. Imagine walking up to your boss after being late for a couple of hours and saying, “Sir, the alarm didn’t go off”, and he would actually believe you. Gotta try this sometime.