I’m sure you saw it plastered on every news source – a glitch in the iPhone made people across the world late for work because their alarms didn’t go off (read the article from the Calgary Herald http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology/iPhone+alarm+glitch+leaves+users+fuming/4049772/story.html).
I’m sorry, but if your whole life relies on your phone, it’s your own fault. Did you not own an alarm clock prior to purchasing your iPhone? Do you not know that technology can fail, and often does? Don’t blame your iPhone, blame your complete reliance on one single (and flawed) device.