Apple fails to fix iPhone Daylight Savings Time bug

iPhone users in the US have complained that their smartphones have been showing the wrong hour after Apple failed to correct a bug that prevents the phone automatically updating from daylight savings time (DST).

The Inquirer reports that some users have been complaining of being woken an hour early by their alarm - but reports do appear to be mixed. While some users claim their iPhone updated fine, others say the alarm worked OK but not the main clock. Some insist their handset didn't update at all.

This isn't the first time iPhone users have reported a DST bug - and Apple has previously claimed to have fixed it. The change to daylight saving time occurred a week earlier in Europe, seemingly without a hitch - so Apple's developers will presumably have to go back to the drawingboard to hunt down what has gone awry with handsets in the US.

The renewed reports of a DST bug come after many users reported excessive battery drain on the new iPhone 4S handset, thanks to a software bug in its new iOS 5 operating system which Apple is working on a fix for.

Still, it's positive to see that Apple is working towards a fix, rather than denying the fault exists. After 2010's so-called 'antennagate' scandal broke - in which users reported dropped calls on their new iPhone 4 handsets - Steve Jobs, then Apple CEO, was quoted as saying that he didn't believe there was an issue with the iPhone antenna, and that people were merely holding it wrong.