iOS 4 bug plagues native Calendar app

The latest edition of Apple's iOS operating system which was released last month has come under more scrutiny with a bug plaguing the list view of the native Calendar application.

Apple's native Calendar application, which hasn't seen a major upgrade for some time (aside from some cosmetic changes), is installed by default on all devices running their iOS operating system including the iPhone and iPod touch, meaning any bug will likely affect many of the millions of iOS users.

Admittedly the bug, first reported by iTWire, is not a huge issue for users, but has seen many iPhone and iPod touch owners hit the Apple forums looking for answers to the issue that leaves the list view of upcoming events in Apple's Calendar application muddled up and displayed out of order. The bug appears to have debuted in version 4.0 of the iOS, and remains evident in the latest update, 4.0.1. Apple has yet to comment on the problem, but some iOS users desperate for a fix have discovered a couple of ways in which the bug can be remedied

It seems disabling the default "birthdays" calendar or archiving calendar entries older than 6 months fixes the issue for most -- aside for those using Microsoft Exchange calendars, who are still struggling to discover the cause of the flaw-- although it's a bit of a hit or miss at the moment.

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now a native app!! Many apps are buggy with io4! u would thing apple would demand and the devs would test more before releasing!

tmaxxtigger said,
Just a minor bug that makes and front page, wow... Fishing for another antenna story me thinks...

Not minor for some. If you rely on list view to see your upcoming events, it's a real issue having them out of order.

Looks like apple needs to get a bit more serious after their recent failures but I guess as long as money rolls in there wont be a change. I have an upgrade next month and I dont want an android but no iphone either right now

These latest articles regarding iOS 4 and the iPhone 4 make me curious able one thing: Is iOS 4 the iPhone's Windows ME (or Vista)?

First, the reception issues. Then the crippling performance of iOS 4 on the iPhone 3G forcing many users to downgrade (and maybe lose some data). And now this article about a calendar bug? However, there was something else I was curious about. When I upgraded to iOS 4 on my iPhone 3G (downgraded back a couple of days ago), I noticed push mail on my Yahoo accounts would no longer work. Back on 3.1.3, it worked fine. Has anyone else been experiencing this push mail problem on iOS 4? Could make an interesting news tip.

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I wish they would fix my alarm clock bug; the alarm goes off with no sound; isn't that awesome and funny!!? I was late the fist two times because of it haha. That was the best joke yet.

abysal said,
I wish they would fix my alarm clock bug; the alarm goes off with no sound; isn't that awesome and funny!!? I was late the fist two times because of it haha. That was the best joke yet.

I've had this happen to me twice this week.

abysal said,
I wish they would fix my alarm clock bug; the alarm goes off with no sound; isn't that awesome and funny!!? I was late the fist two times because of it haha. That was the best joke yet.
I haven't had this problem yet, but my iPhone is my alarm clock... guess I should start using that real alarm clock, don't want this to happen to me

I haven't come across this bug yet. But I always use month view in the Calendar app.

There is another bug where you can't take a picture of a person from the Contact app and add the photo of them. It bugs out and nothing shows up in the portrait after you take the photo. You can take a photo of them and then load it into their profile in the contact app.

Sometimes when I try to select something in Safari for copy-paste, I can't select what I want. The selector gets all weird and just lets me select the whole page. Maybe I'm holding it wrong....

There is also another "bug" where 3G and 3GS users are experiencing shorter battery lives than they were with iOS3. I would hope that this is a much more pressing bug.

But yeah, software has bugs. Minor bugs in software is not news, really....

I only use month view but all my birthdays no longer have an edit button in the top right corner
It's not a problem as such but some of them have reminders that I'd like to turn off!

(By BIG problem with 4.0.1 is that my photos don't get saved on the phone although iTunes says I have nearly 100mb of photos but I can't view them!)