The Mystery behind the iPhone time 9:42 is finally Revealed!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Compile 'em all, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    Ever wondered why all promo photos of the iPhone show 9:42 while the iPad shows 9:41?

    Here is your answer :eek:

    http://secretlab.com.au/blog/posts/ipad-day-941-am/
     
  2. colmaclean macrumors 68000

    colmaclean

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    The iPad was revealed after ten minutes of the January keynote (ten past the hour). I reckon Forstall was taking the piss!
     
  3. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    And 41 minutes into it the New York Times app devs are in the middle of their demo.
     
  4. r0k macrumors 68040

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    Great find! I always wondered about that and I've watched enough live reveals you would think I would have noticed by now. But wait. I always assumed they had some video hookup to show a "live" device. Now I know it was simply a screen shot doctored to show the correct time.
     
  5. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad keynote started at 10AM. iPad was probably announced closer to 10:20.
     
  6. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know if the iphone actually was revealed around 9:42 am?
     
  7. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    I figured it was something like that. Nice to have official confirmation though, haha.

    And the times on the Mac boxes used to stand for the version of OS X they came with (10:42 was 10.4.2, 10:50 was 10.5, etc.) Obviously 10:60 doesn't work now. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Chris Grande macrumors regular

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    Also the time on the screen of the computer boxes used to be the version of the OS the computer shipped with 10.4.5 -> 10:45, etc as the time. I'm not sure what they are now doing with 10.6.
     

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