Apple’s iCal calendar mysteriously removes Easter

File photo – A participant checks a new iPhone X during an Apple launch event in Cupertino, California, USA, Sept. 12, 2017. (REUTERS/Stephen Lam)

The Sunday of easter, which comes on April 1 of this year, is the culmination of the Holy Week, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the most important holiday in the Christian religion. However, the absence of a number of Apple-users’ iCal calendars.

There are other holidays on the AMERICAN calendar, such as Juneteenth (a day of the abolition of slavery in Texas), Flag day, and the Day for Indigenous peoples, which is to be displayed.

Easter Sunday to see on the calendars for the iPhone users of those versions 11.2.2 of Apple’s iOS operating system, but not the only users of 11.2.5, which is the latest version of the OS. However, a user said Easter showed in their agenda.

The Sunday of easter is missing in iCal in iOS 11.2.5 for some users.

(Credit: Fox News, iOS 11.2.5)

Easter Sunday is shown in the iCal in iOS 11.2.2

(Credit: Fox News, iOS 11.2.2)

Chinese, Hebrew, and Islamic be offered as an alternative to iCal-calendar-options in Apple’s iOS 11.2.5 (Credit: Fox News, iOS 11.2.5)

The default setting on iOS devices is for AMERICAN holidays showing holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Independence Day. However, there is an option for adding Alternate Calendars, including Chinese, Hebrew and Islamic. But a Christian is absent from this list on iOS 11.2.5.


According to Pew Research, there were 2.3 billion Christians in the world as well as in 2015, making it the largest religion.

In addition, the Hebrew calendar does not show the most important religious holidays like Yom Kippur or Rosh Hashanah, but shows that for others, such as Tishri, and Hevan.

It is unclear whether the lack of Jewish holidays and the absence of a Christian calendar to be a software glitch or a mistake from Apple.

In the most recent holiday quarter, Apple grew its smartphone market share in the US, capturing 44 percent, Apple’s highest ever, the sales of 22.4 million iPhones, according to data provided by Counterpoint Research.

Apple, which does not break out how many iPhones were sold in a certain region, said it sold 77.3 million iPhones, helped by consumer demand for the iPhone X, Apple’s most expensive iPhone ever.

Revenue for the Americas in the same period was $35.2 billion, accounting for almost 40 percent of Apple’s total sales in the period.

Apple has not yet responded to a request for comment from Fox News.

News of the missing Christian holidays appeared first on an Apple forum.

This story has been updated with info in the third paragraph. Follow Chris Ciaccia on Twitter @Chris_Ciaccia

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