The Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Maps fiasco was one of the biggest tech blunders of 2012. In case you haven’t heard yet, Apple’s iPhone may have another issue brewing. According to 9to5Mac, “[a]s of midnight last night, the popular Do Not Disturb feature on iOS 6 isn’t turning off for many readers,” but it’s an issue that “doesn’t affect everyone.”
The feature, which most certainly isn’t used by every iPhone owner, gives users the ability to screen which calls and notifications are received. The following ad, which was ironically released via Apple’s YouTube account to ring in the new year, discusses how to use Do Not Disturb.
Aside from playing ping pong against the Williams sisters, Jeff Daniels (yes, that’s his voice in the spot) makes a very good point: Do Not Disturb allows Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone users to tweak just who they receive calls from, giving options of “Everyone,” “No One,” and “Favorites.”
As seen on the popular Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) forums site MacRumors here and here, users from Japan to Brooklyn are seeing Do Not Disturb activate outside of its scheduled time, which could potentially cause “missed vital events such as, who knows, an invitation to a spontaneous brunch or a call informing them they had removed their pants in public last night,” as CNET hilariously speculates.
In all seriousness, though, a malfunctioning Do Not Disturb function could cause users a number of headaches, whether they’re business or home-related.
So is this a glitch, or is it simply a New Years Day gift from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS 6 designers?