Anyone else notice the 2nd hand?

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  1. mikkker010 macrumors newbie

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    Wow, so, I'm rearranging my iPhone folders and notice that the clock app's second hand is moving identically to my apple watch.... Only Apple.... Attention to the smallest detail....
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    They get there time from the same server so why wouldn't they lol
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I agree and it is not Apple, it is just both devices showing the correct time.
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    No, it's Apple. Every iPhone and Apple Watch on the planet have a synchronized second hand (and Mickey's foot on the watch's Mickey face).
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Every singe device that uses GPS has 'synchronized' time (at least when it locks into GPS).;)
     
  6. Knightcastle macrumors regular

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    ... GPS isn't setting your time. It's just synced with a time server, in this case time.apple.com

    It isn't Apple specific technology, it isn't anything to do with Global Positioning Systems and it isn't really that impressive.
     
  7. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    I actually checked for it a few days ago. I was looking at my Watch and said to myself "I wonder if the second hand on the iPhone will be in the same place, because if it's not that would be pretty careless of Apple". Then I saw that they do match, and i said "that's my apple!" :D
     
  8. Knightcastle macrumors regular

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    Both devices are displaying the time?!?! Apple isn't modifying the time so as to make sure both devices are in sync?

    The second hand is the same on my watch as it is on my phone, as it is on my Mac, as it is on my radio controlled bedside clock. It is the time.

    It's not any more impressive that the two devices are displaying the same thing than it is that it's 13:07 now.

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    Go on http://time.is - your second hand will match the time there too.

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  9. ParishYoung macrumors 6502a

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    Is this new since the Apple Watch, I've not noticed it before. Could more dynamic / animated icons be coming in iOS 9?
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    You give Apple way more credit. Universal time is, well, universal and both the watch and phone are simply showing the correct time. All synced to universal time. Even my LX Lexus IS synced to the second and it has nothing to do with Apple.
     
  11. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    The clock icon in your iPhone has had a moving second hand hat reflects the actual time since iOS 7.
     
  12. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Actually it's not just Apple. Although, it's still cool none the less.

    I have a few G-Shock watches that are solar atomic. The analog and digital all have the same time down to the second. Other watches and gadgets do this as well.
     
  13. Apfpilot macrumors regular

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    All of these time feeds get their time from the USNO master clock.
     
  14. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Only Apple could make a clock a syncs with the world recognized time :rolleyes:
     
  15. Knightcastle macrumors regular

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    Hang on, I've just noticed the minute hand tends to be in the same place across both Apple devices too.

    Only checked it a couple of times but every time it seems to be in sync. They really don't leave a stone unturned when they're designing these things do they? Well done again, Apple.
     
  16. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    I didn't even notice the 1st hand... :cool:
     
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    Apple never claimed all Mickeys worldwide were in sync. Just ones in the same room.

    Which makes more sense, as all the watches in one room are going to have nearly the same time deviation due to all getting their info from the same tower and/or Apple server over a comm path.

    As for GPS time, the Apple Watch claims accuracy that's a million times less than GPS. (GPS can be within 50ns, versus 50ms for Apple.)

    But heck, all humans usually need is within a half second at most.
     
  19. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    This is simply not true.
    My personal iPhone and my work iPhone are often a second or two apart.
    Might be related to the Exchange server?
     
  20. HowlinAl macrumors regular

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    Funny thread. Like it. Ok, it's not that amazing. But it is kinda neat.
     
  21. Julien macrumors G3

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    Also there would be no way to confirm or prove it since latency would negate any observation.
     
  22. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Einstein would protest your phrasing :p
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Probly right but hope he is not listening. :)
     
  24. Bigdog9586 macrumors regular

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    First I've ever noticed the second hand moving. I've always wondered why Apple don't use animated icons. I always thought it was because they couldn't. Now I know they can.
     

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