Remember the iOS 4 alarm bug that is affecting European users on Monday as well as Australia, New Zealand users in September? Looks like there is no fixes coming before November 7th, when North America is ending their daylight saving time. Apple has issued a support document advising users to handle the alarm bug manually.
The bug, according to Apple: “In some regions, shortly before or after the daylight saving time (DST) change, repeating alarms created in the Clock app may work incorrectly.”.
To resolve this behavior for existing alarms, set the repeat interval to Never. You will need to reset these alarms for each day you need them. After November 7th, 2010, you can set your alarms to repeat again.
We would not call it a delay, but iOS 4.1 which is under beta right now is indeed slow to reach gold status compared with past iOS minor point beta release. The major feature for this release is the inclusion of Apple’s gaming platform Game Centre. We are guessing Apple is taking some time to make sure 4.1 release works well with iPhone 3G. Many has reported slowness after upgrading their iPhone 3G to iOS 4, and it is in Apple and its developers interest to move all iPhone to use iOS 4.
Apple tends to release iOS on a Tuesday. With its iPod event scheduled on next Wednesday September 1, we predict Apple will release iOS 4.1 next Tuesday, before the launch of new iPod models which will sport the new iOS release. The Game Centre feature in iOS 4.1 also reinforce iPod touch as a great gaming device. The new iPod touch model is expected to take most of hardware features from iPhone 4 such as Retina Display and FaceTime ready dual-camera.
iPad owners could only wait for all the goodness of iOS 4 such as multitasking, folders, universal inbox etc. We can safely expect iOS 4.2 to be in beta right after the release of iOS 4.1. iOS 4.2 is expected to be a build for iPad, and lets hope Apple can reunite the operating system so that the same iOS version runs on both iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Each beta testing cycle is expect between 4 to 6 weeks for minor point release. Thus we can expect iOS 4 for iPad to be available in October.
If your iPhone 3G is running slowly after upgrading to iOS 4 and [you can not wait for the official fix](http://sanziro.com/2010/07/fixes-for-problems-running-ios-4-on-iphone-3g.html), try disable the Spotlight search. Go to Settings > General > Home Button > Spotlight Search, and deselect every option. This will stop background indexing on the phone, and based on user feedbacks on Neowin forum, it somehow helps.
Apple has released iOS 4.0. Head over to iTunes for the upgrade. Please ensure you have the latest iTunes 9.2. iOS 4.0 is compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, 2G iPod touch and 3G iPod touch. First generation iPhone and iPod touch are not supported. Certain [iOS 4.0 features such as multitasking, custom wallpaper etc](http://sanziro.com/2010/06/ios-4-missing-features-in-iphone-3g-and-second-generation-ipod-touch.html) are not supported on iPhone 3G and 2G iPod touch.