This year, many people ended up sleeping in on New Year's Day, but it wasn't on purpose. Those who rely on their iPhone alarms to wake them up in the morning were let down on Saturday, thanks to glitch that prevented alarms from going off on January 1.
Angry Apple customers vented on Twitter and Facebook, some of whom overslept by as much as two hours. You may not think sleeping in on a Saturday is a big deal, but according to the Huffington Post, one iPhone user even lost her waitressing job because of it.
According to the New York Times, Apple spokeswoman Natalie Harrison said the company was "aware of an issue related to nonrepeating alarms set for January 1 or 2," and that all iPhone alarms would work normally beginning on January 3.
But this isn't the first time an alarm glitch has affected iPhone customers. In November, Apple confirmed that the alarm app would not recognize the time change associated with daylight saving time, and that users should "set nonrepeating alarms for now and reset after November 7 to resolve the issue," Harrison said.
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