Apple iOS 4.2 Update To Solve Alarm Bug

Apple's new firmware update, iOS 4.2, may well solve the infamous alarm bug that affected iOS-powered devices last Monday after the change of time over the weekend.

The company said in a statement to the Telegraph that it is aware of an "issue related to daylight-saving time and repeating alarms" before confirming that it wil be delivering a fix with the iOS 4.2 software update to be released in November.

The bug caused thousands to wake up an hour later as the iPhone automatically adjusted its clock but somehow those using recurring alarms were left exposed.

The latest version of the iOS 4.2 - build 8C134 - has already been submitted to developers and apart from the clock glitch, it will also solve the issue associated with emergency calls errors and will introduce multitasking and the Game Centre to the iPad.

No news as to whether the firmware will enhance A2DP implementation on the iPhone 4 or if it will solve the "broken" proximity sensor that has affected a number of users.

Ironically, the adjustment might well become a thing of the past should the UK government decide to give up the twice-yearly time change in order to help the British economy.