Welcome to 2011 and iPhone Alarm Clockgate

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It’s already being dubbed Apple’s biggest glitch of 2011: iPhone alarm Clockgate.

Apparently, iPhone alarms aren’t ringing as clocks shift into the new year, according to users in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

“We were the first to find out in New Zealand with thousands of shift workers late to work for relying on their iPhones as alarm clocks!” wrote reader Greg Ball.

Twitter is awash in frustrated users screaming about the problem. Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac has already dubbed it iPhone alarm Clockgate.

It sounds similar to the Daylight Savings Time alarm problem that surfaced in November, except the problem affects with users with one-off alarms, not repeating alarms.

The fix is to set a recurring alarm (select multiple days). See the screenshot: