iPhone users are frustrated as the 'do not disturb' feature of the handset has stopped working since January 1. Normally this feature allows the handset to be in silent mode for the preset hours so as to not to get alerted during night or else on meetings.
Recently, Apple confirmed that this mishap popped up because of an issue with the software concerning dates. They also added that this issue cannot be resolved right now and will get fixed automatically on Jan 7.
Apple's latest version of iOS software included this 'do not disturb' feature which can be manually operated each time or else can be set for a specific time frame which resets itself. But on New Year night, iPhone users were awoken unexpectedly as the feature didn't reset itself.
This led many iPhone users to blogs and social networking sites to express their frustration. As per Apple's reports, the issue rose because the last week of the year 2012 was accidentally set as ending on 7th of January. Apple informed users that they should manually do the turning ON and OFF of the feature until it gets fixed on Jan 7.
Apple had faced similar date and time related software issues earlier as well. Earlier on Jan 1 2012, there were some issues like this relating to alarm settings. Also in November of the same year, some issues arose when daylight savings couldn't be properly adjusted. Apple has to really work on dealing with the date-related software drawbacks to prevent such mishaps in future.