Apple iOS 4.2 to launch next week with alarm bug fix?

Latest iOS update to correct recent alarm issues

iOS 4.2 to hit UK next week?

Version 4.2 of Apple’s iOS operating system is reported to be arriving as early as next week as it is confirmed by the iPhone manufacturers that the update will fix the ‘alarmgate’ bug that has seen many Apple handset users facing missed appointments due to a Daylight Savings glitch.

"We're aware of an issue related to daylight-saving time and repeating alarms and will deliver a fix with the iOS 4.2 software update this month," proclaimed Apple in a statement to The Telegraph recently.

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The alarm issues that affected iPhone owners across Europe over the weekend saw the device’s clock auto-adjust to the new daylight-saving hours whilst a hidden error caused the alarm to run from a different time causing users to be awoken an hour after their desired alarm presets.

As well as bringing bug fixes to the iPhone’s alarm and emergency calls errors, iOS 4.2 will see multitasking and Game Centre introduced to the company’s iPad tablet device for the first time.

Recently released to registered iOS developers allowing for compatible apps to be submitted prior to launch, iOS 4.2 build 8C134 is confirmed to be rolled out globally on a yet undisclosed date later this month. With an Apple spokespeople stating "We suggest customers set non-repeating alarms for now, and reset after 7 November to resolve the issue” could we see the latest iOS by next week?

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