We have three iPhones and none agree on the time even though all are set to automatic. My wife's is 2 minutes slower than mine and our Macs (all our Macs are set to automatic and all agree). Mine is 3 seconds slower than the Mac and our daughter's is 10 seconds slow.
If he can't post pictures, he doesn't have anything and his story is pure BS.
What he did is very unprofessional and no one in marketing (in their right mind) would ever mouth off like that about a launch date.