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Chimera
Feb 15, 2006, 11:20 AM
This has now been revealed as an elaborate hoax

Apple today announced that it will hold a special event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on March 1st, AppleInsider has learned.

"Please Join Steve and Bono," reads the red invitation with an AIDS awareness bow positioned at the center . "Together We Can Fight It"

More...

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1537



Chimera
Feb 15, 2006, 11:21 AM
Looks like the red iPod could become a reality, maybe the new iPod shuffles also?

What do you guys think?

Frank

asherman13
Feb 15, 2006, 11:25 AM
Looks like the red iPod could become a reality, maybe the new iPod shuffles also?

What do you guys think?

Frank
Perhaps....the invite can be viewed now.

Chimera
Feb 15, 2006, 11:39 AM
Here is the invite:

http://images.appleinsider.com/images/special-event-030106.jpg

asherman13
Feb 15, 2006, 11:41 AM
iLounge.com has received an invite.

themacman
Feb 15, 2006, 11:46 AM
a red ipod would be prety cool. The money would go to the cancer society hopefully?

timerollson
Feb 15, 2006, 11:50 AM
I have a feeling it will be a special edition IPOD video (different color, etc.), where proceeds will go to help fight AIDS.

QCassidy352
Feb 15, 2006, 11:50 AM
a red ipod would be prety cool. The money would go to the cancer society hopefully?

the red ribbon is AIDS, not cancer... but yeah, it would be cool if they gave these profits for research.

Subliving
Feb 15, 2006, 11:53 AM
a red ipod would be prety cool. The money would go to the cancer society hopefully?

I think it's more likely to be an AIDS charity if that's the AIDS awareness logo? Either way, it's a fantastic gesture from Apple.

Subliving

mcmav37
Feb 15, 2006, 11:56 AM
the red ribbon is AIDS, not cancer... but yeah, it would be cool if they gave these profits for research.

This is almost certainly related to http://www.joinred.com/

Sky Blue
Feb 15, 2006, 12:01 PM
i don't see anything on either of those sites?

ph0rce
Feb 15, 2006, 12:07 PM
wish apple did a "wear yellow" one for Cancer sufferers too...

Sky Blue
Feb 15, 2006, 12:08 PM
Apple today announced that it will hold a special event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on March 1st, AppleInsider has learned.

"Please Join Steve and Bono," reads the red invitation with an AIDS awareness bow positioned at the center . "Together We Can Fight It"

More...

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1537


There's something suspicous about that link...

and the image..
http://images.appleinsider.com/images/special-event-030106.jpg

doesn't work.....where AI and ilounge hoaxed?

Chimera
Feb 15, 2006, 12:16 PM
Apple confirms special event invite a fake


"Despite an earlier report, Apple will not be holding a special event next month. An Apple representative has confirmed to iLounge that the invitation sent to several online publications is an elaborate fake. The sender was apparently taking advantage of recent speculation that Apple would introduce a red iPod as part of Bono’s Product RED initiative to help fight AIDS. iLounge apologizes for any confusion this may have caused.

American Express, Converse, Gap and Giorgio Armani have all joined the project and plan to release specially-designed red products with a portion of the profits going to the Global Fund to support AIDS programs in Africa. The U2 frontman was reportedly overheard mentioning that Apple would be joining the initiative and introduce a red iPod."

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/apple-confirms-special-event-invite-a-fake/

Sky Blue
Feb 15, 2006, 12:21 PM
That invite was not usual Apple standard, I glad it was a fake.

TsuaSai
Feb 15, 2006, 12:59 PM
Stinks its a fake I was thinking a special edition video ipod would be pretty cool. Red would have been sweet.