Arrived at the Bozeman airport on time, turned on my iPhone, and was surprised to discover that it was after midnight. We had left Salt Lake City a little before 10 p.m.; it was supposed to be an hour-long flight; I didn't think we had crossed a time zone boundary.
But I figured we must have. I got my rental car, and was surprised to see that the car's clock showed that it was only 11:30 (my iPhone said 12:30). But the car has Idaho plates, so who knows what time zone it's in. And anyway, people neglect to set car clocks for Daylight Saving all the time.
But now I'm in my hotel room, and the room clock says it's midnight, and the Internet tells me that the current time here in Bozeman is midnight. And just to be certain, I asked the front desk clerk, and he said it's midnight.
So I've come to the conclusion that my phone is an hour off.
Which is weird, because it's getting its time from AT&T.
I tried turning various settings off and on again, and I tried rebooting the phone, but nothing seems to work. I did some Googling, but no dice. I called 1-800-MY-IPHONE (the official iPhone tech support line), and their automated system made me pick a topic before it would tell me that (unsurprisingly) nobody was available to take my call.
So I'm chalking it up to technofailure. If it's still wrong tomorrow, I'll either get in touch with tech support or just set the phone's clock manually.
The main reason I'm writing this entry is that it's just a little surreal to have my trusty iPhone lying to me about what time it is. I often have a hard time keeping track of what time zone I'm in when I'm traveling, and my body clock of course lags behind the changes, and iCal's handling of time zones is kind of confusing so I often make mistakes when I try to put things from other time zones into my calendar. And I often forget to reset my blog's time zone, so the time of postings is often an hour or three off during and after my travels. But through it all, the iPhone has always reliably been able to tell me what the local time was. Until now.