• JimTonic (unregistered)

    Is the clock icon supposed to show the real time?

  • (nodebb)

    Well, fuck me. I never actually looked at the clock icon on my 5S with iOS 9.3.1. It does indeed show the current time. With a second hand that goes round as well.

    TIL that I suck.

  • foxyshadis (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    And it's been that way since iOS 7 almost three years ago, too. :p

  • MSegers (unregistered)

    9:41 is the time apple uses to display on iOS devices whenever they make screenshots or video's. Probably on purpose.


  • (nodebb) in reply to foxyshadis

    Exactly. "TIL that I suck."

    Addendum 2016-04-15 08:16: EDIT: And I've had iOS devices since 4.something on an iPhone 4. And I still didn't notice.

  • Micha (unregistered) in reply to MSegers

    And if anyone doesn't know and didn't bother reading the article: the reason is all in the introduction of products. The original iPhone (IIRC) was planned to be unveiled and shown for the first time 40 minutes into a presentation that began at 9 AM. When people saw an image of the phone for the first time, Apple wanted the clock to be set correctly, adding a couple minutes as a safety buffer.

  • Sam (unregistered)

    FedEx's time zones on their tracking has been screwed up for years.

  • Theodore Dubois (unregistered)

    If you plug your phone into your computer and record its screen with QuickTime, the status bar changes to show you on WiFi with full battery at 9:41 AM. They must have done screen replacement.

  • SomeBody (unregistered) in reply to Micha

    You have a weird definition of "couple minutes"

  • Replying to Sam (unregistered) in reply to Sam

    It's not their time zones. FedEx's tracking service is built on a platform of iOS screenshot retrieval, so a lot of events are relative to 9:41pm.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Theodore Dubois

    You can record your phones screen through USB?! Impossiblur! That should require Jailbreaking your phone! :trollface:

  • (nodebb)

    Why does the UK bill talk about miles

  • Wade (unregistered) in reply to slapout1

    The imperial system is widely used by the British public, such as feet and inches as a measurement of height, weight in stone and pounds, and is legally mandated in various cases, such as road-sign distances must be in yards and miles.


  • (nodebb)

    Art, apparently they'll even pay you just to use the same amount of electricity and gas you usually used in February.

  • NormanDiamond (unregistered)

    One Apple time is quicker than the other. Quick now, which one are we supposed to delete?

  • (nodebb) in reply to Wade

    The imperial system is widely used by the British public

    It depends on the age of the person concerned. People in their 60s or older will tend to use imperial measures for many things, people in their 40s or younger will mostly not except for cases where the measure is mandated by law; mostly road distances (and related measures, such as speed limits and vehicular efficiency measures) and some liquid measures, notably draught beer. Most use of imperial measures for measurement of goods for sale has ceased.

    There's a lot of use of old measures in areas where there's a big legacy overhang (building measurements, land measures) though most people don't worry about those things all that much. I don't anticipate a real cut over on land measures any time in the next few hundred years, or rather they're already moved over for new use but that's mostly only relevant for taxation (and there's rules for conversion). I would not be at all surprised if there are still such issues in other parts of the world too. For example, I know that Louisiana still uses Imperial French Feet for some land measures, despite that being a measure that hasn't been used anywhere else since the French Revolution.

  • (nodebb) in reply to dkf

    As a Brit, it's an interesting mix. Distances and speeds are almost exclusively in miles and miles per hour respectively, and you still order a pint of beer not half a litre. Taxi charges seem to be done in fractions of a mile too (the last one I took had a sign ... some charge for the first half-mile, plus some other amount per quarter-mile after that I think?)

    My height is six foot two, not one point eight something - though my last insurance form offered both options - and buy milk either four pints or two litres at a time, depending how greedy the shop is (four pints is slightly more than two litres, but look about the same on the shelf, so less scrupulous shops sell two litres for the same price as four pints elsewhere). Either way, it'll show the size in both systems, because that's the most sensible way to label things.

  • Lurch (unregistered) in reply to jas88

    Although more recently speeds and distances, in television programmes at least, are now mostly in metric IME. I have no idea how far the Supertruckers have to travel or how fast Mat Jackson was going on his qualifying lap following the on-screen telemetry.

    I am not old either.

  • Bob (unregistered)

    When writing currency in euros the comma is for cents and the point is used as a thousand separator. Basically the comma and point is exchanged when writing European currencies. So 9,99€ is actually 9 euros 99 cents.

  • Bob (unregistered) in reply to Bob

    Oops, my mistake, didn't notice the highlighted one.

  • Mattias (unregistered) in reply to Bob

    In fact 29,99 euros is definetely greater than 10 anyway :)

  • Mattias (unregistered) in reply to Bob

    No worries ;) the highliting is terrible, I know :)

  • (nodebb) in reply to Tsaukpaetra

    Curiously, I frequently find the photos app on my iPhone full of screenshots of my Apple Watch, because some combination of buttons on the watch sends a screenshot to the phone. I can't imagine why they made this such an easy thing to do accidentally.

  • Rowan (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    The watch has two buttons. Either one has different functions, pushed or held. If you push both buttons, it takes screenshot. I use it but never trigger it accidentally. My guess is you wear the watch closer to your hand than I do, so when your hand bends up it presses both buttons. Apple should have a setting to disable screenshots for those who don't want it.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to SomeBody

    You have a weird definition of "couple minutes"

    Initially they used either 9:41 or 9:42 in screenshots and demos. Now they always use 9:41.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Rowan

    My guess is you wear the watch closer to your hand than I do

    And closer than Apple expected him to. Clearly, he's holdingwearing it wrong.

    Apple should have a setting to disable screenshots for those who don't want it.

    Don't be ridiculous. The problem doesn't exist except for with a few people who are wearing it wrong.

  • Axel (unregistered)

    I looked at that first one and thought, "who gives a shit?" Then I check the comments and it's all anyone wants to talk about. So I guess everyone but me gives a shit. Oh, well.

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