ios 'Message' app credibility in doubt??

hakuna-matata

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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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jj48

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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??
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.
 

hakuna-matata

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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.
so it's happened before...time machine??? haha..i wish:rolleyes:
 

matttye

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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
 

scaredpoet

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Apple is the only company that has continual failures with regards to the time.
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.
 

MattZani

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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.
 

matttye

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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.
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...
 

Bswartz95

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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.
 

Ledgem

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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%.
 

hakuna-matata

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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?
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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Have you had that issue with "real live people" sending you messages? Or just computer generated ones like the one you posted here?
on another note, what do ya mean by 'live' people, i can understand the 'real' people,maybe ??
 

jj48

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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.
 

scaredpoet

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I didn't mean literally the *only* one!
Read your message. Seems like you pretty literally meant 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...
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.
 

LapsangSouchong

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on another note, what do ya mean by 'live' people, i can understand the 'real' people,maybe ??
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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