The Aussie waited for 416 days to discover what will show the stopwatch iPod after 9999 hours [video]

Australian iPod user conducted an experiment with a duration of more than a year. He launched on the device the stop watch and began to wait, when will appear on the screen time is 9999 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds. For what? Enthusiast decided to find out what will show on the watch.

The Australian was curious how long you can work a stopwatch in iOS and what will happen after the end of 9999 hours. He started the clock and began to wait. Minutes turned into hours, hours into days, days into months, and months per year. In total, the experiment took 416 days.

Unfortunately, no miracle occurred: after reaching the expected value of the font size is automatically decreased and the amounts added another sign — 10 000 hours.

User forum Reddit under the nickname Mqueener decided to repeat the experiment, but to obtain the maximum possible value of the stopwatch in iOS. Unlike Australian counterparts, he did not wait a year, and took the trick. Have it installed on their iPhone date, 31 December 2000 and start the stopwatch. Then turned the time in 38 years. In the end, the stopwatch continued to work, but after a while stopped at 99983:00:41.65. After this time beginning to run “in another dimension”, hundredths of a second “ticking”, but it didn’t affect the outcome.

Is there any practical applications of such experiments, history is silent. However, users are still arguing why a certain level stopwatch iOS fails.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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