iOS and OS X Calendar Glitch Pulls Holiday Data From Wrong Countries

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    A growing number of iOS and OS X owners are reporting a glitch that displays the holidays from the wrong country in the default system calendar app. As noted by one MacRumors reader in Ireland, holidays like the pro-UK Battle of the Boyne are now showing on his iPhone calendar.

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    This glitch also was documented by Edgardas Balsevi?ius, who shows in the video below that his iPad is set to Lithuania for its region, but the default holiday calendar is set to other countries, including Mexico, Hong Kong, and Canada. This mismatch between location and calendar is not observed when the region is set to the USA, UK or Russia.

    This glitch was reported over the weekend and is present on iOS devices, including an iPhone 5s and an iPad Air, running iOS 7.1.x. Apple support has allegedly confirmed to Balsevi?ius that this is a known software issue that will be addressed in the next update.

    While most reports involve iOS 7.1, a few OS X owners have reported a similar problem with OS 10.9.x that also started in the past week. These users also state that the default holiday calendar now displays events from the incorrect region, with one user on Apple Support forums noting that switching the default currency back to the local designation seems to fix the issue.

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    Apple: we only do a few things, and we do them well. :rolleyes:
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    If Apple says it's a holiday, I stay at home.
     
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    Every time I set up a new device (iPad / Mac) with iCloud, it sets the language to be some European language (Danish? Dutch? Not sure..). I wonder if it's related.. the nationality field for some users has been corrupted somehow.
     
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    Somewhat or maybe related: Whenever I set up an AirPort device, it defaults the country to Venezuela. I'm in the U.S. I don't know if it affects how the wifi works.
     
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    These days it's more like "Apple: Well, it's kinda better than what Google has, so ship it"
     
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    Minor issue but it is annoying. I have disabled view of that region holidays but it appears on spotlight... Now will need wait for two months till they fix it :/
     

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    Too bad the Battle of the Boyne is not a bank holiday - meaning that it's like St David's day and St Patric day meaning that you have to go into work as it's not a bank holiday :rolleyes:
     
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    Getting UK calendar in NZ. iPhone 4S, latest OS.
     
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    See, I actually IMPORT my own holiday calendar and do it myself. I did see the one that iOS added the other day to my devices and promptly deleted it without looking at it first, so I didn't get to see whether there was an issue or not.

    This article made me laugh anyway.
     
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    When they decided to ship Apple Maps they must have been drunk as a sailor.
     
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    For the most part apple adds one of their own now and there's no way to delete it.
     
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    Oh, that time it was more like "We gotta stop giving Google so much money! Whatever, ship it"
     
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    This issue appears even on latest betas iOS8 and yosemite
     
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    Just in time for the iWatch!

    A $500 smart watch that will tell you random holidays completely unrelated to the country you're in. That should go along nicely with the inevitable time and alarm bugs that are sure to come up.

    I'm hoping Apple at least gets the watch part right. If not it could be pretty embarrassing...
     
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    It's not a "glitch", it's a bug - Apple software is full of them.
     
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    Apple, fix this stupid bug and fast
     
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    In Germany, there are some religious holidays where the employer must give you a day of holiday if you ask for it (so one day of your holiday is gone, but the employer can't refuse on that particular day).
     
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    As opposed to many other software, especially when it comes to weird glitches of this type?
     
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    Wondering if if is server side issue or firmware. Friend said that he saw on iOS 7.1.1 this issue
     
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    After all these years and glitches and Apple still can't get a clock/calendar right.
     
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    Today refreshed calendar list and it dissapeared. Atlast it is fixed.
     

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