ios 'Message' app credibility in doubt??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hakuna-matata, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. hakuna-matata macrumors 6502

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    This is a snapshot of my 'Message' app in my iPhone..Look at the message received time and iPhone statusbar time(the current time), the message is received in the future i.e. 10 mins before the time will arrive..Why is it so??
     

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  2. jj48 macrumors regular

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    I've had this happen before I think. Can't remember the cause but it's probably either your clock is wrong or somebody else's clock is wrong or time zone issues. I wouldn't worry about it, you haven't got a time machine on your hands.
     
  3. hakuna-matata thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so it's happened before...time machine??? haha..i wish:rolleyes:
     
  4. matttye macrumors 601

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    Happens to me too. Apple is the only company that has continual failures with regards to the time. Remember all the dst issues over the years? :D
     
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Not true:

    http://www.blackberry.com/select/dst2007/

    http://community.sprint.com/baw/thread/26695

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9124638/Zune_chokes_on_leap_year_bug

    In any case, the iPhone (and probably there phones) is getting the SMS timestamp from the network and display that. If the network says the SMS was received ten minutes into the future, the phone is going to defer to that timestamp.
     
  6. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    My friends HTC phones do this, the internal clock is slow, its quite funny as they'll receive a reply and it will go above the text they sent.
     
  7. matttye macrumors 601

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    I didn't mean literally the *only* one!

    Where does it get the time stamp from in iMessage when on wifi and not the network? The time is still wrong...
     
  8. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    Have you had that issue with "real live people" sending you messages? Or just computer generated ones like the one you posted here?
     
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    I had some problems receiving texts this weekend. They were delivered to me hours later. I was always replying to old texts. They were from non-iPhone users though, so I would assume the problem was with Verizon.
     
  11. Ledgem macrumors 65816

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    I agree with an earlier post - it's probably a network issue. We like to think that the phone networks have their clocks synchronized and are on the "true" time, but it's not always the case.

    I discovered this a about six years back. I had my phone (a non-smart phone, not that it really matters) set to sound an alarm at some time in the afternoon. After the alarm went off, I left my apartment and went to my college campus - a relatively short five-minute walk. Once I reached campus, the alarm went off again, and the phone was displaying the time of the alarm. Apparently the cell tower that covered the campus and the one that covered my apartment were out of sync. This was around the time that AT&T was converted into Cingular, so that may explain the issue further - but the point is that the towers can't always be relied on 100%.
     
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    You did really single Apple out.
     
  13. matttye, Jan 16, 2012
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    Didn't say I didn't, just said I didn't mean it literally.
     
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  15. hakuna-matata thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its the first time, i have noticed this..was just curious if it happens to other users as well..aliens is the most satisfactory reply i have received so far..hehehe:D

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    on another note, what do ya mean by 'live' people, i can understand the 'real' people,maybe ??
     
  16. blesio macrumors regular

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    Doesn't happen to me... Maybe it's because your iPhone is jailbroken?
     
  17. jj48 macrumors regular

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    It's happened to me before on my 3GS some time ago. It was never jailbroken. Like others have stated it's the network to blame. Every time it has been a real person texting me not a computer generated text.
     
  18. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Read your message. Seems like you pretty literally meant the only one.

    The OP was showing a text message from his carrier, not an iMessage. In any case if it's not on a 3G network then the iPhone isn't getting a timebase for network time... so the clock is whatever you set it to be. Apple has no control over setting your clock.
     
  19. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    ummm, nothing? "Real live" used to be a common phrase before other nouns like people. As in: I met a real live celebrity. Perhaps it's not anymore. But all I really meant was not a computer generated message.
     

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