Reading too far into it...

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  1. Nicolecat macrumors 6502a

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  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    neat! I just learned that covering your Apple watch during an incoming call mutes the ring. :eek:
     
  3. Nicolecat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    10:09...a little pun that they're "ahead of the times"
     

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  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I don't buy the theory that they're trying to symbolize they're one minute ahead of the competitors. They may simply be doing it so the long hand doesn't block the "2" and they want to be consistent with the time when displaying it digitally.

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    And you can do the same to close an app.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    I love how Apple pays attention to details.
     
  6. czecho7 macrumors member

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    Yea I totally agree.
     
  7. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    I don't know if it was a pun or not. It looks like a joke that was discovered after the fact. They probably started with 10:10, but didn't like how it looked digitally.
     
  8. neekon macrumors member

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    Not really ahead of all of their competitors, I am a huge Omega fan with 2 Omegas, and when I saw this thread did some research. A quick trip to their website shows that their watches are at 10:08. Rolex however is at 10:10. Patek Philippe has a few at 10:10 and a bunch at 10:08 depending on the face So I think its more just an aesthetic thing than symbolism thing
     
  9. BMcCoy macrumors 65816

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    Yup, it's all stems from the aesthetic of an analogue clock face, with the hands making a smiley shape, when the time is around 10:10.

    And then it was just habit that kept the time the same on the digital clocks of phones..

    Dave Gorman, a UK comedian, has a great stand-up set (with powerpoint slides) all about HTC, and their 10:08 time on everything..

    I can't find the clip online at the moment, but it's referenced in this article.
     
  10. OllyW Moderator

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    Or you can have a sad face at 3:41. :D

    Photo 16-12-2014 15 40 30.jpg
     
  11. Caseynd macrumors regular

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    that's interesting, I wonder if they really meant it
     
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    Except on the regular dial faces it shows the second hand on the 30 but the minute hand not between the 9 and 10 minute mark as it should but on the 9. Hmmm. :rolleyes:
     
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    At the Apple presentation, what time was it in Cupertino when the Watch was announced?
     
  14. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    10.08 or 10.10 is a jewellery standard world wide. It allows the watch name to be seen. Generally is the watch has hour markers only then it's 10.10 if it has hour markers with numbers next to each then it's 10.08
     
  15. ledzepfan1981 macrumors regular

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    Can we switch the ring off completely and just have it vibrate when we have a call?
     
  16. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    A digital '10:10' is visually a rubbish number. '10:09' looks much more interesting.
     
  17. Armen macrumors 604

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    probably?
     
  18. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    Link please (URL)

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  19. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    U were one second too early in ur photo.
     
  20. OllyW Moderator

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    It's actually about 3/4 of a second early. You try catching a sweeping second hand at the exact time using the iPhone camera. :p
     
  21. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    lol...I was actually impressed at how close you were! Especially with an iPhone camera.
     

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