Late last month, iPhone users in New Zealand woke up to a false alarm; quite literally. The new iOS 4.1 had a curious bug that caused their alarm clocks to set off an hour early than scheduled. This bug spread to Australia earlier this month when the country started observing the Daylight Savings Time. With many more countries including the United States expected to start DST in a few weeks from now, Apple is clearly on tight deadlines to fix this issue.
We had earlier speculated that an update to fix this issue could come as part of the iOS 4.2 release that is expected early next month. However, in a recent statement Apple Australia has revealed that a fix could come earlier than that,
“We’re aware of this issue and already developed a fix which will be available to customers in an upcoming software update.”
But again, no ETA is revealed. So it should not really surprise us if the update happens alongside the iOS 4.2 release.