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  1. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    How come in all the iPhone and iPod Touch adverts or posters, the time is 9:42?
     
  2. redrox5 macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    It was the time (roughly) when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone at Macworld 2007.
     
  3. macuser154 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahh, ok. Cheers.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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  5. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    You'll also notice that in many Mac images, the time is often the same.

    10:50 AM is a popular one.
     
  6. ThE.MeSsEnGeR macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah! I've always wondered the same thing.... and in all the pictures and demos the calendar displays "Tuesday: 9", is that also the day Jobs announced the iphone?:confused:
     
  7. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    The time on the Mac boxes is the version of OS X that it came with.

    10:40 = 10.4
    10:43 = 10.4.3
    10:50 = 10.5

    Etc.
     
  8. jkimbro0316 macrumors regular

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    Yep he announced the original iPhone on Tuesday January 9th, 2007. And I think he showed off the iPhone 3G on June 9th, 2008. However I think that keynote might've been actually on a Monday?
     
  9. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    No, not at all. 9:43 was used for advertisements long before the iPhone...

    WWDC keynotes are always on Mondays; it's just a random date.
     
  10. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    What is it going to say for 10.6?

    10:60? 11:00?
     
  11. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    11:00 is for OS XI?
     
  12. TheMBC macrumors 6502

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    Military time. 06:00 ;)
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    its just a number. what do you propose, not having a time displayed at all and hence not having anyone wonder why they picked the time they did? lol
     
  14. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Very intertesting, never noticed that.
     
  15. Emulsion macrumors 6502

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    is this a joke?
     
  16. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Analogue watches always show 10 past 10, because it makes the watch look nice. I guess someone reached the same opinion about 9:42 in digits.
     

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