9:42 Am

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  1. baseballman1243 macrumors member

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    Why on all of the pictures of the iPhone and iPod Touch, when the time is showing, it always shows 9:42 AM?
     
  2. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    I think that it's probably just a good, random number that they all agreed to when they started to do ads, to ensure continuity(or something like that).
     
  3. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Truth be told, it could be an important time for one of Apple's most important people. For example, suppose one of Jobs' children was born at 9:42? Sometimes these things have no meaning to us, but they do to the person who insisted on it.
     
  4. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    That's possible too. I always think that it would be so unbelievably cool to have something that is so personally important to you to be in the public eye, and have it have absolutely no significance to anybody else besides yourself.
     
  5. Waterpolo820 macrumors regular

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    Don't all the iPhone pictures have 9:42 as the displayed time??
     
  6. David G. macrumors 65816

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    All the ones I remember.
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Presuming that you're referring to the fact that iPhone promotional materials show the time as 9:42 AM, the conjecture is that it's because the iPhone was introduced at 9:42 AM during MWSF 2007.

    Of course, even Apple claims not to know.
     
  8. skwoytek macrumors 6502a

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    It's about the Apple religion.

    "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea."
     
  9. Spongey817 macrumors regular

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    The first iphone was announced ay 9 42...

    Not sure if that was mentioned...

    EDIT: beat to it...
     
  10. iCantwait macrumors 65816

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    yeah, i noticed that the time did not change on the intro to iPhone 3G video, always at 9:42:confused:
     
  11. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Good stuff guys, Thanks! :)
     
  12. swinneyn macrumors member

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    The iPhone was announced at (or around) 9:42AM on January 9th 2007. It was first shown 13 minutes later at 9:55AM. Watch the keynote... iCal was the same deal right?
     
  13. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yes, the Dock icon on iCal (when the app was closed) displayed July 17th up until Leopard. iCal was introduced on July 17th, 2002 at Macworld New York.
     
  14. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    All of these facts are really interesting. Especially the iCal one.

    Instead of these random numbers, there is actually thought going on. I really like that.
     
  15. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

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    I'd rather the ads show the time as 10:10 like they do in every watch & clock advertisement. Sure, telling time is not it's primary function, but why pick a random number over an established one?
     
  16. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ^ hmm ive noticed if you search for "rolex" in Google Images most of the watches (not all) show 11 past 10, not 10 past? is this a special time?

    also something ive noticed (not to do with time) but in the iPhone 3G Software Gallery every application has the 3G logo in the menu bar except the iTunes Store? does this mean that you can only download from the iTunes Store while connected to WIFI?
     

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