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9:42 AM is Apple's favorite time of the day, and here is why it will stay that way

0. phoneArena 06 Feb 2012, 04:46 posted on

Ever wondered why every iPhone or iPad displayed in an Apple ad or press shot always has its time set to 9:42 or 9:41 AM? Well, prepare to be underwhelmed by the somewhat boring answer to that question...

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posted on 06 Feb 2012, 05:23 4

1. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Well .. There are so many other things where they can show their perfections ..

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 05:31 9

2. Tatperson (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


All of HTC's dummy phones and advertisements show the time 10:08. Why? I don't know.

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 05:44

4. droidnator (Posts: 87; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


I have noticed and wondered the same thing about HTC!

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 11:29 1

12. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1551; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


One of the Evo 3D pics says 10:54 :O

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 12:29 2

15. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


I'm looking at an HTC Evo 3D dummy that says 10:08, a Vivid LTE that says 12:08, an Inspire that says 10:08, and an Evo Shift 4G that says 12:00

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 23:38

20. ladyhaly (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Look at clocks on shop displays as well as clock advertisements (analog ones) and you'll see that they're showing the same time. 10:08 or 10:10 gives the impression that the analog clock is "smiling" and is believed to attract consumers' eyes.

http://www.blogcadre.com/blog/stella/10_08_why_analog_watches_are_set_to_this_time_in_advertisements_2006_12_12_12_04_34

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 05:40 9

3. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


who cares

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 12:30 3

16. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


It's the same time Mr. Jobs used to rub one out to his earnings figures. Every. Damn. Day.

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 06:02

5. dragonnub99 (Posts: 14; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


is 9.41 lol

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 06:11 8

6. jasongohjr (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


u seriously have no other articles to write???

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 06:51

7. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Wow this company has its own culture

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 08:42 2

8. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


maybe apple patented 9:42 AM ?

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 09:13 1

10. bvalde09 (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Be careful you might get sue XD

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 10:19 1

11. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


That was the time when they won their first patent-case in court? wouldn't be surprised.

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 11:33

13. AndresJ (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


or it's just a random number, that makes people quarrel!

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 12:14

14. Rayzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I've got it! It's from the bible:

Luke 9:42:
Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the evil spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father.

Or

Mark 9:42:
But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.

Not sure what apple means by this...

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 12:31

17. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


Mind**** for sure on the second one.

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 13:06 1

18. Rayzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Yea the second one speaks more to Apple somehow...

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 22:11

19. RandomlyPsychotic (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


the galaxy nexus always displays the time at 4:00 :OOOO

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