Always 9:42 am iPhone Time

YouTube announcements for iPhone and AppleTV. Okay. That’s kinda nice. I like the squirrel catapult on YouTube.

But, have you noticed in ALL of the iPhone demos online now it’s 9:42 in Every. Single. Video. It’s also always Sunday June 3.

The headlines from the New York Times in the demo’s are from October 3, 2006. Interesting that it’s June 3 and the headline reads from an October 3 front page. (I’ve spent too much time nitpicking my own screen recorded demos for inconsistencies to let Apple, the master of all demos, get away with it)

About these ads
Explore posts in the same categories: Apple

15 Comments on “Always 9:42 am iPhone Time”

  1. Jeck lamnent Says:

    9:42 (pi*3) rounded

  2. gwhiz Says:

    Gotta pick something on the clock right? :)

  3. Martin Says:

    pi rounded ? who cares.

    9:42 is the time the iPhone was announced at macworld, check the logs.

  4. gwhiz Says:

    Martin. It’s simply interesting Apple keeps the consistency across lots of bits of media (like a time on the clock). Even when several minutes pass… and it’s still 9:42. However, because of that consistency when I found an inconsistency… it just called to me to out it.

    I happen to think you’re right. Probably noone cares.

  5. Raúl C. Says:

    9:42 is the Answer to The Ultimate Question Of Life, the Universe and Everything…

    Grab yourself a copy of The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy! ;)

  6. steve Says:

    Time 9:42 has been following me around for about 20 years. Still kinda figurin that out. Anyone curious?


  7. Steve- I’m always a sucker for a good story… What’s the deal with you and 9:42?

  8. My phone is stuck Says:

    Well My iphone is stuck on 9:42, how do I get my real time back on???

  9. Paul E Says:

    9:42

    The digit sum is 9+4+2 = 15 = 1+5 = 6
    It is 9.7 hours from midnight = 582 minutes. Digit sum is 5+8+2 = 15 = 1+5 = 6
    The hour hand has covered 291 degrees at 9:42. 69 degrees left, 6+9 = 15 = 1+5 = 6

    So, of course, and as many other things, the devil is behind this.

    (Also
    There is 14,3 hours left of the day = 858 minutes = 51480 seconds
    From midnight to 9:42, a clock will strike 55 times
    It is 34920 seconds from midnight
    It represents 40.4 % of 24 hours, 80.8 % of 12 hours.)

  10. Adam Says:

    My iphone is stuck on 9:42 also — I can’t find any information about my problem anywhere on the net… This post is the first place I’ve seen anyone else complain about the same issue.

    My clock has been fixed at 9:42 for about 3 days now! It’s weird, my actual iphone internal clock works and displays the correct time from the unlock screen, but for some reason, the clock on the status bar is fixed on 9:42 AM. It is as if some hack is masking the actual clock on the status bar.

    Any ideas???

  11. Ryan Says:

    If your time is stuck on 9:42, it’s because of the app extended preferences. If you still have it installed, go into your settings and turn off the fake time. If you’re like me, and had already tried to uninstall extended preferences, and it didn’t fix the time, then go into your iPhone’s directory via SSH, navigate to /private/var/root/Library/Preferences and delete the file com.apple.springboard.plist.


  12. [...] a simple explanation, as others did previously speculate, now clarifies the puzzle. When the product is first shown at a keynote, the time will roughly [...]


  13. [...] a simple explanation, as others did previously speculate, now clarifies the puzzle. When the product is first shown at a keynote, the time will roughly [...]


  14. [...] a simple explanation, as others did previously speculate, now clarifies the puzzle. When the product is first shown at a keynote, the time will roughly [...]


  15. [...] a simple explanation, as others did previously speculate, now clarifies the puzzle. When the product is first shown at a keynote, the time will roughly [...]


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: