One more iPhone bug

The inevitability of using a complex operating system in your embedded product: more bugs. I’ve found 2-3 bugs so far in this Apple platform, but this one is a funnier one. At around 7:50 AM PST today Yahoo!’s stock was up about 45%, but the iPhone/iPod Touch (including in the latest firmware) show that it’s up 90%.

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Adam S wrote on February 1st, 2008 at 8:57 AM PST:

What makes you think that’s a bug and not just bad data? You like to throw around the term “bug,” but if it’s just fetching XML and the XML includes inaccurate info, that doesn’t make it an “iPhone bug.”

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Eugenia wrote on February 1st, 2008 at 9:00 AM PST:

Well, I have no way to know if it’s bad XML data, all I know is that the information on the iPhone screen is faulty. That’s all it matters in the end in fact. That’s the life of a consumer product for you.

jeff wrote on February 1st, 2008 at 9:33 AM PST:

See the irony that a Yahoo/Microsoft-powered widget running on an apple product is not working?

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Eugenia wrote on February 1st, 2008 at 10:10 AM PST:

BTW, Adam, don’t forget that the stock value is correct, only the percentage is wrong. So it’s not clear at all if this is a Y! XML bug.

Hillel wrote on February 1st, 2008 at 1:32 PM PST:

Hi. Same “bug” on the Dashboard stocks widget.

Jim wrote on February 1st, 2008 at 5:14 PM PST:

This is why I stay away from Apple products, i-phone, i-raq
it wouldn’t surprise me if they are behind that as well, the coincidence is too striking

memson wrote on February 2nd, 2008 at 1:33 AM PST:

This will be a bg in the financial feed data. Either the data is being displayed verbatim,, or the diff data was incorrect. If it was truely such a fundamental bug in the widget, a lot more stock would be incorrect on a frequent basis. Ergo, this is not a bug in the iphone.

Never heard of EYE-raq, where is that? Is it near ee-raq (Iraq)?

bob c wrote on February 2nd, 2008 at 8:34 AM PST:

Another bug with safari is when logging into devices that ask for a username/password, if the device doesnt have a user or pass, safari wont let you proceed.

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