4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2012 5:12 PM by m_corrin
William H. Magill1 Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)

Since last week , when there were 29 days in February instead of 28,  events in iCal which are re-occuring  (a meeting which occurs every month on the second Monday for example) is simply wrong.


It is clear that this is an artifact of "Leap Year." The error compounds.


In March in was off by one day -- scheduled on Tuesday instead of Monday. In April the error compounds... now scheduled on Friday in April.


Events which were scheduled by data "appear" to be correct, but now I don't know that I can even trust them.


This problem propigates through iCloud and infects my iPhone and iPads as well.


iMac 10.7.3

iPhone 5.1

iPad 5.1

Mac mini 10.6.8


It turns out this Bug dates back to 2008!!!!!



iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iMac Core i7 2.93GHz 4GB
  • chloebe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So did you ever resolve your issue?  I've done every suggested fix, rebooting, syncing again, etc. but am still having the same issues. I'm not about to go and delete and reschedule all the birthdays I have in there, that just seems silly to be their fix. 

  • William H. Magill1 Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)

    No. not really.


    I spent some time on the phone with Apple support and basically discovered that if I looked at the reoccurring event back in February (the previous month), it showed up correctly as an event being repeated as, in my case, "Custom, Every Month on the first Monday." However, then comparing that entry to the incorrect March entry, I noted the March entry was showing up as repeat "Every Month." (Which translated into every 30 or 31 days, looking at subsequent events.)


    Simply changing the bad March event back to the Custom "Every Month on the First Monday," and then applying it to the forward "worked around" the issue.


    We never did come up with any idea what caused the change. (i.e. the support person could find no references to any kind of similar problem.)


    I was told to go to "www.apple.com/feedback" and to select "iCal" from the list of "OS C Apps" near the bottom of the page, and report the problem.

  • chloebe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iCal on my notebook is fine but syncing my phone causes all the birthdays I have entered to be off by a day.  You'd think both would be affected but apparently not. The more unfortunate part is I do all my changes on the notebook and just rely on the sync from there.  From what I'm reading, I guess I have to edit them in my phone seperately. This is the same up-330-points-in-the-last-month-earning-us-billions-in-cash-reserves Apple company right?  Ridiculous.  

  • m_corrin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having same problem. Completely ridiculous that apple won't fix properly.