What is the significance of 9:42 AM?

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  1. infobhan macrumors member

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    Maybe this has been stated somewhere, but why do all the iPhone videos have the time set to 9:42 AM? Is there some significance to this? Did something happen at the original iPhone announcement at 9:42? Is this some internal Apple reference?
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    skynet

    on august 29, 2007, 9:42am, three billion human lives will end. the survivors of the nuclear fire will call it judgment day. they'll live only to face a new nightmare: the war against the machines.
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

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    Probably some internal joke, they've been known to do things like that. I think Steve even carried that over to Pixar, because they do it a lot too (having songs, pictures, etc, from previous films). I'd love to hear the story, but I doubt we will, at least not until some time down the road when it's nostalgic.

    jW
     
  4. LxTxNx macrumors 6502

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    It's the average time humas wake up in Palo Alto California...
     
  5. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    It does sync with the timeframe it was introduced, though I've spotted at least one which shows 9:41 when Jobs was cued to say, “every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. Apple has been very fortunate recently…".
    [​IMG], so who knows for sure?
     
  6. rdrr macrumors 6502a

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    take the two and nine and you have 29th... you take the four and June has four letters in it. Yes, yes I know that July has four letters in it as well, but it is an odd month, the seventh of twelve, so June is the only logical month it could be

    :D ;) :D :cool:

    /rdrr, Puts on tin-foil hat...
     
  7. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Heh, I loved Blade Runner. :D
     
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  9. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    :p I was joking, but thanks for the correction.
     
  10. MartyMoe macrumors regular

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    I think he was just trying to play with our minds...

    Not fair to me. My mind is not big enough to be allowed out on it's own at this time.
    :D
     
  11. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    it is the time in the morning when jobs was born
     
  12. mustang_dvs macrumors 6502a

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    Bear in mind that the boot-up sequence of the Cyberdine Systems T-800 Series Model 101 terminator did contain a number of Macintosh libraries and kernel extensions, including Quicktime... hmmmmm....:eek:
     
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  14. timmypv15 macrumors regular

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    It was exactly 9:42 in the morning in January when they unveiled it at Macworld. The only other thing I can think of, is that they just picked a time so that when they do the commercials, they won't have to match up the time or anything, because I'm sure they did a **** load of editing.
     
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