I’m no longer surprised that the iPad doesn’t include a clock or alarm application. It apparently cannot keep time better than a $5 wrist watch. My 3G iPad suggests that it is 5:51am this morning while the LaCrosse atomic clock hanging in my exercise room says it’s 5:59am. (I know that the atomic clock is correct).
There are numerous posts in the Apple forums with people having the same issue. Nice work Apple. Keep up the magic.
(* Yes, I know the watch isn’t a Timex. It’s an Eddie Bauer watch. :-) ).