Is your Verizon iPhone 5 displaying time and date incorrectly?
posted by Nick T. / Oct 18, 2012, 2:38 AM
The first report of the problem was posted on September 24, which is actually the day Apple released the iPhone 5. Since then, the list of people who have noticed the glitch has been growing steadily. Surprisingly, only the iPhone 5 seems to be affected, judging by what people have been sharing on the forum thread. Users of older iPhone models, including those who have upgraded to iOS 6, have not reported any time or date issues yet.
What has been causing the iPhone 5 to report date and time incorrectly is not yet clear, although some speculate it might have something to do with Verizon's network. In particular, the CDMA towers receive the current time and date data via GPS so that the network can stay in sync. That data is than sent to the devices connected to the network. However, something might be causing the iPhone 5 to misinterpret the data being sent, or the towers themselves are somehow sending incorrect data. But that's just a theory.
Whatever the case may be, we'll be keeping an eye on the situation. In the mean time, if you own an iPhone 5, let us know whether it has been reporting the date and time correctly.
source: Apple Discussions via Apple Insider
Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012
Its not iphone's fault, its cause you'r in the wrong day at the wrong time.
posted on Oct 18, 2012, 2:43 AM 24
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iDiSagree, I actually know alot of people who this has happened to and, unfortunately, the problem is rAmpAntly growing iAmok. TheoriTiCally speaking, I think it's iNception lies where the display is extended 0.30 MiLliNches, coupled with a processor overclocked to perform as a Dual-Core chip when it, in fact, is only Single-Core; of course this would mean that Apple was less than forthcoming about the true specifications of their re-brAnded and re-mArketed "stretched out iPhone 4".
posted on Oct 18, 2012, 7:38 AM 1
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and the problems just keeps on going...
posted on Oct 18, 2012, 2:48 AM 9
Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 21, 2012
dat is wat happen when u don't apply enof heat to dough wen baking, u come out with half baked bread. Tons of complain about this most hype phone b4 it release. They go a release iphone 5.5 lol with correction on iphone 5. Iphone 5 a failure.
posted on Oct 18, 2012, 2:55 AM 2
Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011
Damn, with an iPhone 5 you won't know where, and now, when you are, you'll truly be lost! LOL
posted on Oct 18, 2012, 3:15 AM 6
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imagine you are in the post-apocalyptic world with no one around... the only way to survive is to reach place "X" at time "T" on day "D"... simple enough? guess what you are only left with an iphone5....
posted on Oct 18, 2012, 7:12 AM 0
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I am not and Apple Fanboy or anything. As a matter of fact, I own an iPhone and a HTC One with T-Mobile. With that said, both iOS and Android have their bugs and problems. Neither of them are perfect. I do experience the stupid time and date bug on the iPhone as I have service with Verizon. However, I am not so anal about it because I know that it is a bug and will be killed on the next update. (Apple already announced that they are aware of this and other issues and they will correct them on the next update.) It fascinates me how people become so in love with a particular phone or OS that they just enjoy bashing it's rival. Android and iOS both have their strengths and weaknesses. This is why I own both so I can enjoy the strengths of each and have the best of both worlds. Both Google and Apple have a lot of work to do to make their OS even close to perfect.
posted on Oct 18, 2012, 11:44 AM 0
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