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post #41 of 116
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Originally Posted by philbot View Post

Looks like a very poor fake to me

Easiest photoshop technique in the world, to stretch an existing nano

That looks like the real McCoy to me.

If you think it so easy, YOU photoshop a pic of an existing nano - mind you don't stretch that click wheel into an oval - distort it to give a curved case - top and bottom, then give it an anodized aluminium cover, then put the whole thing in retail packaging with appropriate reflections.

Amazing the number of Photoshop experts there are these days. \
post #42 of 116
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Originally Posted by Wonderkid View Post

If you walk into a Sony showroom, you can buy the more flexible (built in FM Radios, video playback etc) Sony Walkman devices. They are more sexy and easier to navigate than the iPods too featuring a seperate Home button and Dpad that is a lot faster than a scroll wheel combo. (Hence Dpads a featured on every mobile phone/PDA today.) And even if this was not the case, why is there such excitement over a fairly boring device from Apple? If Apple were about to launch a multi-touch web tablet, iPhone Nano or 10mm thin iMac, I would see reason for all the drama, but to me, this is an embarassment to Apple - too much hype over nothing.

Dpads are terrible for navigating large collections of music. Radio reception is pretty useless on the underground as well, never mind the fact that the entire point of these devices is to escape from the repetitive annoyance of commercial radio.

I agree that it is only an iPod nano, and it's looking like a curved version of the 2G with the screen turned around, but people are interested because they want to know if they should buy the current gen or not.
post #43 of 116
What's wrong with this picture?

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post #44 of 116
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What's wrong with this picture?


The problem with that picture is that the iPod cable no longer has such a large dock connector end. They're smaller now unless Apple has been depleting their stock of the cables by placing them with the nanos.
post #45 of 116
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The problem with that picture is that the iPod cable no longer has such a large dock connector end. They're smaller now unless Apple has been depleting their stock of the cables by placing them with the nanos.

I'm seeing two other things that scream fake.
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post #46 of 116
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I'm seeing two other things that scream fake.

I'm thinking the crappy plastic holder around the iPod is not at all legit. Apple uses those hard plastic pieces to make it look like the iPod is floating.
post #47 of 116
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I'm thinking the crappy plastic holder around the iPod is not at all legit. Apple uses those hard plastic pieces to make it look like the iPod is floating.

To me, that part looks pretty similar to the one used to hold the 2nd gen nano. The nano itself doesn't seem to have the same ellipse curves at the edges as the purported new version does. I'm not comfortable with the jaggies that show up on the edges of the items in the picture, but that could just be poor scaling as everything has the jaggy.
post #48 of 116
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To me, that part looks pretty similar to the one used to hold the 2nd gen nano. The nano itself doesn't seem to have the same ellipse curves at the edges as the purported new version does. I'm not comfortable with the jaggies that show up on the edges of the items in the picture, but that could just be poor scaling as everything has the jaggy.

The lack of tapering on the Nano and Dock insert, and the use of the old green colour from the 2G Nano are the other two things that tell me it's a fake.
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post #49 of 116
The photo looks real enough, IMHO, and the fuziness would probably be attributed to taking the photo using a low quality camera, with no flash, in indoor lighting conditions.
post #50 of 116
The screen looks like Pac-Man took a bunch of nibbles out of it all the way around the screen!
post #51 of 116
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What's wrong with this picture?

'This' pic could well be faked - it's nothing like the orange one. Look at the button in the centre of the click wheel This one has a concave indent while the orange one is flush and curved with the rest of the case - convex.

The screen on this one is flat, as is the rest of it, the orange one is curved. The upper edge of the screen in this pic does not exhibit a curve. Because this is more or less a straight on top down shot, it is a good candidate for the trivial job of lengthening the screen portion to make it look longer.

I suspect this shot is disinformation designed to be obviously fake and made to look as if it is from the same source as the original orange one so as to fool people into thinking the original is a fake.

Look at the button in the midle of the click wheel ones concave the other convex.

Try again Apple.
post #52 of 116
Perhaps this Nano has a screen like the iPhone/iTouch which when turned horizontally provides a landscape view of videos etc.
post #53 of 116
And if any of these are real - Apple is doing a real bad "Job" at keeping thin gs secret

Some of these are likely to be guesses, and pretty good ones if I say so myself, but some are likely to be the natural progression of Apple and the iPod designs.

I mean, we all know (or at least think), apple will want to make it;

- Cooler
- Thinner
- Thicker
- Taller
- Shorter
- Rounder (hell you can base this on the AirMac)
- Slicker
- Neater
- Better looking
- New colors


Heck, what are people asking or saying they'd like to see the new iPods look like ok then, let's make a mock-up of what people are asking for, it's likely to be close to what Apple will do, after all. they do listen a little bit to what folks say, after all, they are making these things for us.

It's got to be enough different, to make us buy or at least consider buying the "Latest and Greatest"!

I love looking at these, and I'm sure Steve and company do as well.

I'm wondering, if none of these are real, but Apple does announce something close or just like these, who is going to sue who
post #54 of 116
The Orange iPod is real, the Green is fake.

Offset docks still fit fine in the universal dock, just like the offset port of the 2nd gen iPod does.

The screen is not curved it is flat, the case is curved and the screen is recessed at the middle.
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What's wrong with this picture?


The iPod looks like the older aluminium version with rounded endges, stretched. Also suspicious that the packaging isn't shown in full.
post #56 of 116
Until Tuesday rolls around, I'm going to say these new photos and the orange version photo are both fake.

I'm going out on a limb and will say the new nano will be the same size as the old nano, but with a full touch screen front. That would cement a leadership position for Apple and it would account for the extra expense they spoke of in their last conference call.

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post #57 of 116
Far fetched, I know!!! 16gb is inevitable, but I would be sold on a 32gb nano!!!
post #58 of 116
Here's the thing that bugs me about all of these 'leaked' photos:

1) With camera technology the way it is now, why are the photos always so blurry?
2) If these photos were real, wouldn't Apple legal be sending out nasty letters right about now?
post #59 of 116
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So were the leaked images of IT all fake?

YES.... I still believe IT is a hovercraft and Dean is just keeping it all for himself....

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post #60 of 116
I like it, this is what I wanted instead of the "fatboy" nano design. Is there anyway the capacities will be bumped? I don't think so, it seems like flash expansion has slowed down for the past year.
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post #62 of 116
Any threat of legal action or take down notice yet? If not, it's fake.
post #63 of 116
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Any threat of legal action or take down notice yet? If not, it's fake.

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Unless it's a clever rouse from Apple to set doubt by not having legal get involved.

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It did come out on Friday evening. If Apple legal doesn't get to it within a certain time frame then no amount of legal action will stop the spread so they may have decided the threshold had past to make ay legal threats worthwhile.
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post #64 of 116
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The site also warns returning students that the new models won't qualify for the back-to-school promotion from this summer that ends on September 15th.

This is what Apple did last year. I bought a MacBook for my wife but couldn't get the newer iPod Nano with the free offer. I got the older one instead with $199 rebate.
post #65 of 116
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Originally Posted by merdhead View Post

I've just received the full text of Steve's talk on Tuesday. The text, deliberately masked by me to protect the identity of the source, is below. I, for one, can vouch for the authenticity of the text through my own sources.

"Thanks all for coming here today [...] are pleased to announce that [...] and having sold a record [...] and boom! [...] oh, and one more thing [...] Thank you for coming, any questions."

Pretty exciting!

Also I've recieved pictures of the new MacBooks. I've had to obscure the pictures, so you'll have to use your imagination a little:


This is the most accurate prediction I have yet to see, merdhead, just how closely do you work with Mr. Jobs...this should be sent to ALL the rumorboards across the world!
In the future, I shall believe only you!
and got a great laugh as well...thank you!
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Originally Posted by takemura View Post

If apple was Chinese company like Meizu and KDDI AU more known outside Japan every one would say that tha new i pod is a rippof of a year old design by Naoto Fukasawa... And i think the same... Very very unoriginal.

I think a lot of people need to let up just a bit on all this "copying" and "rip off". There are obvious similarities, but there are more significant differences too. This isn't like the SuperShuffle or the nano clones where the design is 95% copied with something like two changes, your example is more like a 10%-20% similarity.
post #68 of 116
Why is it that every website that claims to leak photos have photographers that are so retarded, they don't know how to take a CLEAR FOCUSED photo?

The photos are fake because they are using outdated iPod colors and Apple no longer uses dock cables that require pinching the sides to release. And yes, there are many Photoshop experts out there that can make you believe anything with a photo...especially when you blur it on purpose.
post #69 of 116
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I think a lot of people need to let up just a bit on all this "copying" and "rip off". There are obvious similarities, but there are more significant differences too. This isn't like the SuperShuffle or the nano clones where the design is 95% copied with something like two changes, your example is more like a 10%-20% similarity.

They really need to lighten up as it is obviously based on the ipod 1g/2g. If those designs came from somewhere else, that is old news. Apple completely changed the nano design for the 3rd generation and I am glad they are going back to the old profile.
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post #70 of 116
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Why is it that every website that claims to leak photos have photographers that are so retarded, they don't know how to take a CLEAR FOCUSED photo?

The photos are fake because they are using outdated iPod colors and Apple no longer uses dock cables that require pinching the sides to release. And yes, there are many Photoshop experts out there that can make you believe anything with a photo...especially when you blur it on purpose.

The green one is obviously fake, the orange one does not appear to be. Your two arguments only apply to the green one. Sadly, I think they purposely blurred the text at the base of the case, I wanted to see 16 GB.
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post #71 of 116
Hmmm.... I think both are faked. The green one definitely feels weird... There seems to be some sort of plastic wrapping around the green one which feels very un-Apple. The orange one... The lighting seems a bit odd. If it is such a good spy shot, why just one, really blurry shot? Can't the "spy" have provided more? My call: FAAAAKEE. We'll see... Phatboy turned out true, but the fake Red iPhone 3G was fake. So...

Update: I think the green one is one of them China fakes with some 'Shopping... The orange one... Meh who knows.
post #72 of 116
BTW... The MacBook Air enters its 9th month without an update. Will it be the Cinema Display of the laptop line??? W.T.F.
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Err... There's nothing there ????
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post #75 of 116
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Originally Posted by cnocbui View Post

That looks like the real McCoy to me.

If you think it so easy, YOU photoshop a pic of an existing nano - mind you don't stretch that click wheel into an oval - distort it to give a curved case - top and bottom, then give it an anodized aluminium cover, then put the whole thing in retail packaging with appropriate reflections.

Amazing the number of Photoshop experts there are these days. \



If I had the time I would - but I'm too busy to hang around airport elevators these days.

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post #76 of 116
My take:

Green photo: Rubbish.
Orange photo: Close, but no cigar. See the weird to lighting spots I highlighted.

THAT SAID.

The new iPod Nano most definitely will have a tall and slim profile, but I really don't think it will look exactly like that orange model.

Something about the click wheel that is too "old" now. It needs some OLED or multi-touch or something, and if you flip the nano to view in landscape, yeah, that's a big design no-no if the controls are the same.
post #77 of 116
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Originally Posted by philbot View Post

Looks like a very poor fake to me

Easiest photoshop technique in the world, to stretch an existing nano

I will have to assume you are talking about the subject of this article - the Orange nano. In which case your ignorance demonstrates you have next to no experience with Photoshop.
post #78 of 116
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That looks right to me. There are two reflections, one off the top surface of the relatively thick acrylic packaging and the second from the inner surface, with an appropriate displacement between the two due to parallax.

Actually, on second thoughts, it could be lens flair in the camera.

Why blurry? - because not all camera phones have autofocus. Also, the circumstances could have been that the photographer had very little time in which to take the photo without being noticed so it was a hurried shot.
post #79 of 116
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I will have to assume you are talking about the subject of this article - the Orange nano. In which case your ignorance demonstrates you have next to no experience with Photoshop.



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post #80 of 116
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ha ha I Photoshop for a living dude, and have done since version 2.5.1...


No you don't. Your ignorant first post about how 'easy' it would be to fake the photo of the orange nano betrays that ignorance.
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