Apple Computer Labs have been forced to recall the Counting Sheep App after it was revealed that both modes had problems.
The Applelet designed to help insomniacs fall asleep is first charged with sheep, which it then replays to help the potential sleeper become an actual sleeper.
However the charging module of the app has had some teething issues in that it was recognising a wide variety of animals as sheep.
"You're supposed to point it at sheep," said Anne Droide, chief developer of Apple Applelets. "It adds the sheep to its list of countable sheep to be replayed at bedtime, as well as having the nifty side effect of being able to count how many sheep you see without you falling asleep."
The app was being incorrectly charged by goats, cows and pedestrians, something it was never really designed to count, leading to incorrect tallies of the ovine nature.
Once loaded with sheep, the app should have then allowed the owner to replay the counting back at a time that suited them to aid stupor.
"Unfortunately, the device never really catered for the change of times very well, and has a tendency to start playing the stored sheep at inconvenient moments, such as when driving or when watching a particularly good episode of Jeremy Kyle."
Apple will refund all the people who have paid the seventy-nine pence for the Applelet, despite this magnanimous gesture costing the company nearly one pound sixty.