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

    Apr 6, 2005
    Ever wondered why all promo photos of the iPhone show 9:42 while the iPad shows 9:41?

    Here is your answer :eek:
  2. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    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

    Feb 2, 2009
    And 41 minutes into it the New York Times app devs are in the middle of their demo.
  4. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    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

    Jan 8, 2009
    The iPad keynote started at 10AM. iPad was probably announced closer to 10:20.
  6. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    Anyone know if the iphone actually was revealed around 9:42 am?
  7. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    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

    Chris Grande

    Jun 17, 2003
    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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