Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
The way that the Apple fan base always overanalyzes invitations and leaked product images. I love this stuff!
Lighten up. I hold no animosity toward the wanna-be forensic analysts who tear apart leaked product images, throw them into Photoshop, kick the levels up, invert the colors, and then once they've given a point-for-point rundown of why the images are fake be shocked when the product actually comes out. And I love the things that people come up with for event invites. It's great fun to see people go so far out of their way to ignore what's right in front of their faces.
I used to be guilty of it too, and then Apple released a Mac Mini with a mini DVI port and that made me give up SERIOUS analysis of the legitimacy of leaked images and keynote invites.
I'm an industrial designer, I work in Rhino and Maxwell just like Apple, and I have extreme attention to detail. First thing I saw, when I saw the invitation was, oh, it's a black iPad!
The photo I show here is not modified. The silver colored iPad 2 is a screenshot from Apple's ad "We believe". It shows how silver anodized aluminium look on a dark background in low lighting - it looks - silver. The rendering from the March 7 event invitation, shows a black, kind of gun metal colored iPad. It is on a grey background, meaning that there is quite some light in the scene, so if it had been a silver colored iPad, it would light up even more than the one in the background.
This is not doing some setting in PS a little wrong, a silver colored iPad can never look like this, it is a grey / orange / brown kind of black.
Or, maybe I'm wrong, maybe they lost all attention to detail now that Steve's not with them anymore?
Let's see what they bring out tomorrow.