Latest Apple Update Deletes Easter From iPhone Calendar, But Leaves 'Indigenous Peoples Day'

8.3k views

We’re still not sure if it was a glitch, an “oops” or an intentional snub, but it looks like Easter Sunday has disappeared from Apple’s iPhone calendars under the company's latest software update.

Fox News reports some iPhone users have complained that Easter Sunday, which falls on April 1 this year and is the most important holiday in Christianity, has been erased from Apple’s calendar under its latest iOS version 11.2.5.

Easter1

However, Easter did appear on iPhone calendars in Apple’s previous iOS 11.2.2 version, meaning this latest erasure is either (hopefully) a tech glitch or, at worst, an unfortunate oversight.

Easter2

Fox also notes that "there is an option to add Alternate Calendars, including Chinese, Hebrew and Islamic. But Christian is absent from this list on iOS 11.2.5." Additionally, several major Jewish holidays including Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah are missing from Apple's Hebrew calendar.

"It's unclear if the missing Jewish holidays and lack of a Christian calendar are a software glitch or an oversight on Apple's part," the report added.

Interestingly, iOS 11.2.5 does include several other less notable “holidays,” including “Indigenous Peoples Day.”

MRCTV Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is why MRCTV, a program of the MRC, exists—to broadcast conservative values, culture, politics, expose media bias, and provide entertainment to new and diverse audiences. But we can’t do it alone. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical

Donate today to help MRCTV continue to produce videos and commentary that are seen far and wide. $25 a month goes a long way.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The MRCTV Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for MRCTV Daily newsletter to receive the latest videos and commentary.

MRC Merch