Apple Might Release iOS 4.1.1 To Fix Daylight Saving Time Bug

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Two weeks back we had reported that iPhone users in New Zealand had reported that their iPhone alarms were going off an hour early ever since the country switched to daylight savings on September 26th.

As expected, the day light saving bug has also affected iPhone users in Australia after daylight savings kicked in on October 3rd.

When we had first reported the issue, Apple had not yet acknowledged the issue.

Folks at ZDNet Australia are reporting that Apple has acknowledged the issue and is planning to fix the issue in the next iOS software update:

Apple Australia told ZDNet Australia that a solution to the bug was already in the pipeline.

"We're aware of this issue and already developed a fix which will be available to customers in an upcoming software update," Apple said.

You can checkout the video demo of the daylight saving time bug:

However, it remains to be seen if Apple will fix the issue in iOS 4.2, which is expected to be released in November, which will be too late as users in the US will switch back to Standard Time on November 7 while European users are going to switch back a week earlier.

So as Macrumors is speculating, Apple might release iOS 4.1.1 sometime in the near future to fix the bug before it affects a majority of the users.

Some users have raised concerns whether it will patch the exploit used by Geohot in limera1njailbreak tool that was released over the weekend to allow users to jailbreak iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4iPad, iPod Touch 3G  and the new iPod Touch 4G. Its highly unlikely at least for all existing iDevices as limera1n uses a bootrom exploit and Geohot has mentioned that it is unpatchable.

As always, we will keep you posted.

[ZDNet via Macrumors]