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post #481 of 526
I think philbot is really Phil Schiller. He knows he can't deliver a keynote nearly as well as Steve Jobs so he posted the picture of an ugly iMac G5 to lower our expectations. That way when he unveils the real deal it will look all that much better to us and he will receive thundering applause.

post #482 of 526
Nice one, had me at least half-way fooled. I thought I saw a couple smiley faces in the second photo, but the part of me that wanted to 'believe' dismissed it as compression artifacts.

BTW, what happened to that .mac account that hosted the first photos? Was it going to be expired and you timed it perfectly, or does it not exist at all?
post #483 of 526
It's been 7 years and counting, have some of ya's notice a trend of pre-launch fakes yet?

I REALLY hope people finally catch on to the pattern of fakes with EVERY major product launch. Legit photo leaks have been incredibly, incredibly rare. Stop wanting to believe everything you see, and just wait for the darn announcements.
post #484 of 526
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Originally posted by philbot
Well...

I spoke to my friend and he is amazed at all the excitement his pics have started.

He says that there was trailers full of stuff, but the few he had to take to a conference suite were already open, like the one in the pic.

I asked him about the box and he said it was all black apart from the logo on the side, but there was a load of tape and stickers on the top and sides.

He sent another pic, but it's the same as the others.

Yes, they've been in photoshop, to resize them down.

new pic

sorry, but here's the proof that u lie.

http://homepage.mac.com/brianbobcat1/PhotoAlbum9.html

hopefully apple won't take me down as I've had .Mac for about 2 months. I was hoping this was it, but I guess apple has YET to suprise us.

-Brian
post #485 of 526
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I'm constantly amazed at the "Oh gee, that was a good one" attitude of AI members when hoaxes like this are perpetrated by one of our own. philbot is a jerk for even considering such a selfish and juvenile endeavor.

Sh*t like this gives the Mac rumor community and AI in particular a bad name and everyone applauds it? I don't get it. We're supposed to be here to help each other sift through the signal to noise ratio, not add to it.

What noise? What is there to sift through?

The Mac rumor sites have been proven to be a joke. There are no rumors! lol

I am amazed how well Apple keeps a secret. They are too good. It takes the fun out of the whole thing.

Why even bother coming to these sites if there is no hope of info getting out?
post #486 of 526
Personally, I found it pretty funny, especially watching reactions from page to page of the thread.

Some of you need to get your panties out of the current bunch they're in
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post #487 of 526
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Originally posted by Foo Fighter
What does it really matter anyway? The iMac introduction is less than three days away now. At worst, Phil's hoax was a distraction. And the way some of your lives seem to revolve around the G5 iMac, I think some levity is badly needed. You people take this stuff WAY too seriously. It's just a freakin computer.

truer words were never spoken.
post #488 of 526
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Originally posted by SpcMs
The folder-icon of this thread actually turned green. What's up with that?

Umm, did you by any chance post in this thread?

post #489 of 526
I don't believe it's a fake. i mean he could've just added those words after the fact.

2 more days, let's keep it going!
post #490 of 526
Kickaha and Amorph couldn't moderate themselves out of a paper bag. Abdicate responsibility and succumb to idiocy. Two years of letting a member make personal attacks against others, then stepping aside when someone won't put up with it. Not only that but go ahead and shut down my posting priviledges but not the one making the attacks. Not even the common decency to abide by their warning (afer three days of absorbing personal attacks with no mods in sight), just shut my posting down and then say it might happen later if a certian line is crossed. Bullshit flag is flying, I won't abide by lying and coddling of liars who go off-site, create accounts differing in a single letter from my handle with the express purpose to decieve and then claim here that I did it. Everyone be warned, kim kap sol is a lying, deceitful poster.

Now I guess they should have banned me rather than just shut off posting priviledges, because kickaha and Amorph definitely aren't going to like being called to task when they thought they had it all ignored *cough* *cough* I mean under control. Just a couple o' tools.

Don't worry, as soon as my work resetting my posts is done I'll disappear forever.
post #491 of 526
this thread must have set some AI record? At least it said the record that now there is nothing else left to say, many others have said it better and many times over.
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post #492 of 526
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Originally posted by nowayout11
It's been 7 years and counting, have some of ya's notice a trend of pre-launch fakes yet?

I REALLY hope people finally catch on to the pattern of fakes with EVERY major product launch. Legit photo leaks have been incredibly, incredibly rare. Stop wanting to believe everything you see, and just wait for the darn announcements.

but that's no fun.
post #493 of 526
This was a very fun thread. For the ones who are pissed about Philbot's little joke, just remember that reading and following rumor threads is a lot like buying lottery tickets.

You have slim chances of hitting the jackpot, yet it's fun and it provides you hope.

This was great. hehe.
post #494 of 526
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Originally posted by xterra48
this thread must have set some AI record?

do a search for "iWalk" and "apple hypes" around Jan 2002, Dec 2001.

Check the dates of the posts in the iWalk thread to see some crazy debunking... Something close to under 2 hours of the "leak" it was proven a hoax!!

Somewhere in there you will find my first post :sniff: .
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post #495 of 526
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Do you have to be a prick every time you post?

I pride myself on my ability to.
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post #496 of 526
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Please, no personal attacks.

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post #497 of 526
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Originally posted by cinder
Here's the ultimate undying proof: Apple Legal has not asked them to remove the images.

This proves it is not real. Period.

I agree with you

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post #498 of 526
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ah ha!

Apple wouldn't leave them outside the curtain. They're toosecurity concius
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post #499 of 526
http://homepage.mac.com/brianbobcat1/PhotoAlbum9.html

The lastiest pic you found, maybe the hoaxter is trying
to say something.
Open this pic up in photoshop and click
only on the blue channel only, zoom in to the trim on the wall
blured out so you can't see it. It says something like "fake"
post #500 of 526
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Originally posted by AirSluf
This board is just degenerating into the MacNN I left three years ago. Doesn't anyone left have standards of conduct anymore? Rumor discussions here aren't for shits and giggles (or at least didn't used to be), the personal playpen of a few attention starved dimwits. Intentional hoaxes followed by weak assed gotcha posts deserve a banning (unless posted on April 1st). Or maybe some want this place to be Spymac 2. Oh wait, maybe Kasper likes the hits Philbot generated, despite being played for an imbecile and gloating over making the grade at that bastion of ineptitude zdnet.

Wow, and I thought my anti-philbot post was harsh.

Hear, hear!

So the mods will ban you for trolling or personal attacks but simultaneously allow philbot's egregious actions? And people wonder why AI is a laughing stock?
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post #501 of 526
Thread Starter 
Come on, admit it...

most of you are sad it's over!

The reason I did it was simple:

I was fed up with checking out AI and finding nothing new.

So if you want to blame anyone blame Steve Jobs.

Most other companies tell you what they are going to release, but not Apple, everything is top secret. Why?

While it may be a nice surprise when it arrives, the waiting is killing me!


PS. fake photos are great fun - the lengths some people got to, to prove/ disprove them amazes me. This thread has some very very funny posts! How many people laughed at the 'Photoshop experts' verdicts, or the people who said they'd been to that airport and remembered that flooring!
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post #502 of 526
Quote from the August issue of MacFormat about the Airport Express:

"Of course this begs the question, how can you change the tunes that are playing when you're in the kitchen and your Mac is upstairs? Indeed Steve Jobs was questioned about this at the recent D: All Things Digital conference in California. Rather than defend the current system Apple's CEO simply remained silent and smiled wryly. One might therefore assume a solution is in the works, and if it's anything like other AV remote controls we can expect to see a small Wi-Fi-enabled tablet device with a touch-sensitive screen."

Oh god, how I want one!

post #503 of 526
There are a few points I feel are wrong here.

1. Black box. Apple usually uses black boxes for it's Pro line of CPUs, G5's, PowerBooks, Cinema Displays etc. Unless the iMac is going to shift into the Pro Arena, which is unlikely, then it should be in a white box.

2. Why was this person in a lift with just one of these items? Surely Apple would ship dozens of these to the show they are going to launch it at, and they would most likely be locked in a steel box or something.

3. Where is the foam bag that usually covers an apple product? It seems he didn't have time to remove the thing fully from the box but did have time to remove the bag?

4. Where are all the accessories?

5. If this was genuine then Apple legal would have had the images pulled by now.
post #504 of 526
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Originally posted by paulb31
There are a few points I feel are wrong here.

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Uh, Paul, go back to the 12th page of this thread and begin reading. There's a bit of a surprise about half way down, something along the lines that a certain frequent poster here admitted that the pics in question are fakes he concocted to stir up the waters a bit.
post #505 of 526
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Originally posted by MacsRGood4U
Look at the postt above by JtheLemur. If you have an LCD you need to tip it. The words "Fake Fake Fake" appear.

Im on an iMac 233, so maybe the screen just suck? I cant see anything...
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post #506 of 526
Here you can see a section of just the Blue Channel of the 3rd pic:

post #507 of 526
Found another picture on Macrumors.com:

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post #508 of 526
Guys oh guys oh guys........

Wasnt it Philpot who posted the Quadra G5 movie 18 months ago????

Tsk Tsk Tsk.
We should no better.

It has been fun though.
People are going wild for this mac.
Lets just hope it sells as many as the original imac did.
post #509 of 526
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Originally posted by Gmac
I don't believe it's a fake. i mean he could've just added those words after the fact.

2 more days, let's keep it going!

I don't believe it either. The word 'fake' is on the elevator, not the iMac. It is clear that the elevator is fake, but what is it then? A public toilet?
post #510 of 526
What really amazed me in this thread, was not the member participation in posting and replying on a subject that was apparently in one or another way a hoax, but the fact that many people made their very first post in this thread. Which, for me, is a clear indication that there is out there a sick desire and anticipation for Apple's next generation iMac. Now this is good or bad ?
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post #512 of 526
check out this picture from the Apple lab.
http://www.ipodfrance.com/ipodfrance...cellphone.jpeg
post #513 of 526
Philbot, your a genius. This was such a good hoax and nobody could discount it entirely. If thats not that imac g5, what is it? (just my curiosity)
post #514 of 526
I've lurked here for years, but this has been a most entertaining sunday. I just had a 2 hour roller coaster ride, on top of a hangover. I'm having trouble conveying this to the folks I live with, they own macs but don't get down to this level of detail...

I loved the image analysis, that list of photo meta-data made me belly laugh, and I mean that fondly.

Who remembers the chap who planned to sleep in a box in his employees office to spy on a clandestine meeting featuring a prototype G5? He drew some floor plans and stuff, it was fantastic.

Great stuff.
post #515 of 526
I would love to have a teaser on the Apple's home page !
Back in the old days
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post #516 of 526
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Originally posted by yossele
check out this picture from the Apple lab.
http://www.ipodfrance.com/ipodfrance...cellphone.jpeg

Errr.. that looks like someone took the screen from a 12" ibook or a powerbook and stuck it on a cheap plastic mount.
post #517 of 526
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Originally posted by yossele
check out this picture from the Apple lab.
http://www.ipodfrance.com/ipodfrance...cellphone.jpeg

Now that IS interesting!
Although the blue light isn't really 'Apple'. There isn't even an Apple logo on it.

[EDIT] Discussed here and debunked here.
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post #518 of 526
That's a Toshiba
post #519 of 526
Here are some images of the LaCie 20" that philbot says is in the PowerBook box.


http://images.google.com/images?q=La...-8&sa=N&tab=wi
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post #520 of 526
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Originally posted by SpcMs
As for the pictures, the dates DaveGee came up with are contradicted by the position of the box on the floor. When you compare the rounds on the floor, the box is in exactly the same position in both pictures. Also, in the first picture the top of the 'screen' is strangely deep. Anyway, this is either legit, or someone went to extreme lengths to give us a good time here, so it's all good.

Well, here's my problem with the floor. How does anyone open a box, take a picture, then re-arrange a semi-heavy object without moving the box at all? Wouldn't it shift even somewhat as you try to lift up or place back in the item?
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