Apple probably does very small test runs of a lot if designs in order to do extensive form factor and other tests. This could very well be a legit Apple piece and just be a test item to test certain factors of the form etc.
It does not claim to. It says that in the future, suits in its own country may be affected by the supreme Courts potential decision. It does not try and claim that the German suit would have been affected
They had one on display on the Apple section (store inside store) of Yodobashi Camera in Osaka Japan a few days ago. Looked really nice. And small. You have to see one in real life to appreciate the size and configuration.
I only had a minute to look at it as my son was agitating to go home to where we are staying with grandma, but I want to take another look next time I get in there.
We're in Osaka for the new year visiting my wife's family. I was going to get up early and go stand in line at the Apple store to buy one but my wife, when whe heard the cost and my plan asked if we NEEDED the stuff that might be in it and I had to say no, and that killed that plan. Darn it.
And yes, it is a big custom here for New Years. Shopping in general and big sales seems big for New Years and I've seen "Lucky bags" at basically every store I've walked by in the...