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post #1 of 18
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has anyone seen:



<a href="http://www.spymac.com/gfx/PA230004.JPG" target="_blank">bigger shot</a>


the article is on a site called "SpyMac" on which I stumbled the other day...

<a href="http://www.spymac.com/archive102301.html" target="_blank">http://www.spymac.com/archive102301.html</a>

Has anyone ever heard about this site? About the iWalk?

If the picture is fake, it's apretty good one IMHO. As for how legit this iWalk is... I'll let it up to you guys to discuss it to death

[ 12-30-2001: Message edited by: SYN ]</p>
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post #2 of 18
Umm...no. It could easily be fake. What is it supposed to be???
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post #3 of 18
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apparently some kind of PDA/tablet/screen mirror etc...
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post #4 of 18
This has been floating around for months. It's a fake.
post #5 of 18
It did get discussed in great length somewhere about a week before iPod was officially anounced - can't remember where, though.
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post #6 of 18
It's a fake and it's a badly-rendered fake at that.
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post #7 of 18
It was discussed at length on the MacNN boards. People just picked the renderings apart over there. I'm not a 3D artist so I was impressed, but they were talking about the lens flares and reflections and shadows and how they were obviously made up. Do a search for 'spymac' (if their search is working) and you'll find the threads.
post #8 of 18
Those guys at spymac say that they now have "video evidence" of the iWalk... I can't wait to see how they try and pull that off... or more accurately: "Sorry folks, our source realised that the video was too risky and he came to our house and destroyed all of our evidence..." then they'll promise something like a top secret interview with the ex-lover of the iWalk for next week.
post #9 of 18
This picture came around when Apple hinted at a "revolutionary digital device" which later turned out to be the iPod. There you go, it's old, it's fake, and I want one.

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post #10 of 18
Actually, those pics came out before last MWNY. Everyone thought that was going to be the "one more thing" if the LCD iMac didn't appear. So yea, they are almost 6 months old now.
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post #11 of 18
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oops... my bad
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post #12 of 18
I don't think its rendered at all. I'm pretty sure that piece of paper on the left was sitting underneath that device when it was spray painted
post #13 of 18
nope, it's rendered. When it debuted there were like 4 pics or so of it in the shower. (well tiled wall looked like a bathroom) and you could clearly tell in the reflections and glistening hilites that something 3D-like was amist. The cigarettes, I think, were thrown in for a realistic effect.
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post #14 of 18
Hey I also walk, lets be friends...unless you meant the iWok, thats top secret, oh sh-- I'm done for

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post #15 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by G4Dude:
<strong>There you go, it's old, it's fake, and I want one.

</strong><hr></blockquote>


Damn fine turn of phrase there G4Dude! Kinda reminds me of both my feelings during Baywatch.


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post #16 of 18
Looks like nothing more then a portable DVD player to me that someone has shrunk down a bit and pasted into the pic. The shadows don't even match the one given off by the cigarette pack. And what is that piece of paper with part of the Dell logo on it doing in there? Some kind of hint? The design is no way anything like what apple is putting out now in the iPod and iBook. That alone tells us it isn't from Apple.
The description of its functionality given on spymac doesn't seem so far fetched though. Perhaps just the pic is fake. Maybe they didn't have it finished in time and it was supposed to be complementry to the iPod. Since it only comes with RAM memory maybe the iPod is its external drive. Doubt it though.
post #17 of 18
Looks like nothing more then a portable DVD player to me that someone has shrunk down a bit and pasted into the pic. The shadows don't even match the one given off by the cigarette pack. And what is that piece of paper with part of the Dell logo on it doing in there? Some kind of hint? The design is no way anything like what apple is putting out now in the iPod and iBook. That alone tells us it isn't from Apple.
The description of its functionality given on spymac doesn't seem so far fetched though. Perhaps just the pic is fake. Maybe they didn't have it finished in time and it was supposed to be complementry to the iPod. Since it only comes with RAM memory maybe the iPod is its external drive. Doubt it though.
post #18 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by craiger77:
<strong>And what is that piece of paper with part of the Dell logo on it doing in there? Some kind of hint?</strong><hr></blockquote>

No it is just a Dell bag. It is an old render, no way it even resembles an actual apple product. Why people keep bringing things like this up is beyond me.

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