No, numerology has absolutely nothing to do with it. Everything is much more prosaic.
In the early 70s of the last century, there was an active struggle among IT giants for the full implementation of the principle of cellular communication. Simply put, the cell phone has almost been invented – it remains to make a really working sample. And a little earlier than others, Motorola engineers completed this task.
April 3, 1973 John F. Mitchell, then the company’s chief engineer, called his colleague at Bell Laboratories, Joel Engel. “Guess where I’m calling from?” John asked. Of course, he called from the world’s first mobile phone model “DynaTAC” weighing 1.15 kg and 23 cm long. The call was made at 11 hours 35 minutes – in memory of this event, these numbers appeared on all advertising images of Motorola smartphones. By the way, in December 2019, the company introduced a new model Moto G8 Plus. Here it is, in the photo (look at the screen):
A completely different, but no less interesting story led to the appearance of the time designation 9.41 on Apple’s official photos. Strictly speaking, initially this figure was a minute more – 9.42. According to the idea of Apple Senior Vice President Scott Forstal, it was at the fortieth minute of the presentation that the presentation of the new iPhone took place – the very first one that turned our idea of u200bu200bphones upside down. Taking into account the beginning of the event at exactly 9.00 exactly at 9.40, the key phrase with the announcement should have sounded, and a minute later, the image of the smartphone should have appeared. Another minute was added just in case.
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