iPhone owners who use the alarm clock feature got a rude New Year’s surprise from Apple.  Users who set a non-repeating alarm for January 1st or 2nd will be met with silence from their device.  A glitch causes the phones to fail to alarm at the set time.   Apple put out an announcement about the problem, but many users were unaware of the issue.  Apple advises users to set a recurring alarm to cover January 1st or 2nd, and that the phone will resume expected operation January 3rd.

Twitter lit up as users around the world experienced the failure, and took to the service to vent about not being alerted at expected times.

No word at the time of this writing on whether there are more glitches waiting in our iFuture.

Some words about the New Year’s surprise here.