Apple Hit By iPhone Alarm Clock Snafu

A software glitch on Apple’s iPhone device made thousands of people late for meetings or appointments over the weekend as it cancelled alarms.

Users, who had set one-time non-recurring alarms over the weekend, overslept in the morning owing to the software glitch, making them late.

Angry iPhone users took to Twitter to vent out their frustration with one user writing that “Luckily I managed to wake up on my own. I don’t want to lose my job on the first day of the year”.

An Apple spokesperson has said that the company has acknowledged the problems and the alarm function on the device will come back to normal from January 3rd.

"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," the spokesperson said but failed to give the reason behind the incident.

Unfortunately for many, the problem did not resolve itself on Monday morning as the New York Times received complaints of readers missing flights, late for work or failed to drop their kids to school.