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Xidius
Mar 10, 2006, 02:05 PM
Nearly a week ago, my good friend, Zweben (A graphic artist, like myself) and I were rather bored. We were looking over the (at the time) recently proven fake image of the video iPod:

http://www.macshrine.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/02/103357149_ebe5a6a8c71.jpg

We decided it would be fun to see how everyone would react to actual high-resolution high-quality images.

Zweben went ahead and mocked up the screens, and my brother and I took the pictures of my 30gig iPod 5g.

Here's are the originals, as proof:

http://xidi.us/temp/proof/2.jpg
http://xidi.us/temp/proof/3.jpg
http://xidi.us/temp/proof/4.jpg
http://xidi.us/temp/proof/5.jpg

IT'S TRUE!

- Xidius



vniow
Mar 10, 2006, 02:07 PM
What the hell?

zelmo
Mar 10, 2006, 02:09 PM
What the hell?

He's taking credit for some of the vPod photo fakes, and showing us the original photo's used to create the fakery.

woo-hoo:rolleyes:

2nyRiggz
Mar 10, 2006, 02:10 PM
I gotta ask.....Is this "Post the same crap" Week? No disrespect but all week people have been posting the same things over and over


Bless

Laslo Panaflex
Mar 10, 2006, 02:12 PM
http://xidi.us/temp/proof/2.jpg
http://xidi.us/temp/proof/3.jpg
http://xidi.us/temp/proof/4.jpg
http://xidi.us/temp/proof/5.jpg

IT'S TRUE!

- Xidius

LOL!, your "originals" are totally fake, but, nice try :p

zelmo
Mar 10, 2006, 02:13 PM
Think how bad it'll be when Apple finally releases the vPod. Everybody and their uncle will be taking credit for predicting the obvious.

arn
Mar 10, 2006, 02:14 PM
I gotta ask.....Is this "Post the same S$@t" Week? No disrespect but all week people have been posting the same things over and over


Bless

He's trying to take credit for the latest round of Fake iPod images.

arn

2nyRiggz
Mar 10, 2006, 02:16 PM
You're missing the point. He's trying to take credit for the latest round of Fake iPod images.
arn

Oh ok got ya;) ...Great dude you fooled everyone!:) do you want a prize?


Bless

Chaszmyr
Mar 10, 2006, 02:18 PM
Fake fake iPod photos, what is the world coming to?

stoid
Mar 10, 2006, 02:23 PM
Congratulations. What, do you want a cookie or something? :rolleyes:

crees!
Mar 10, 2006, 02:35 PM
Congratulations. What, do you want a cookie or something? :rolleyes:
I'll go for a brownie if you have one :D

Zweben
Mar 10, 2006, 02:37 PM
He's trying to take credit for the latest round of Fake iPod images.

arn


*Ahem* She.

I'm the he.

Glenn Wolsey
Mar 10, 2006, 02:39 PM
This is confusing...

Zweben
Mar 10, 2006, 02:46 PM
Fake fake iPod photos, what is the world coming to?

What are you talking about?? They are NOT fake...

Look, here are the mockups straight out of Photoshop:

vniow
Mar 10, 2006, 02:48 PM
What the hell?

Yup. Still confused.

Koodauw
Mar 10, 2006, 03:27 PM
I think we need to affix the 'Please do not feed the trolls' sign on the front page.

TheDulcimer
Mar 10, 2006, 03:35 PM
I'm sorry but did you assume that using the U2 video pics that apple has on their website it would fool us or something?

-The Duclimer-

Flowbee
Mar 10, 2006, 03:47 PM
Oh ok got ya;) ...Great dude you fooled everyone!:) do you want a prize?


Actually, those fakes hardly fooled "everybody". If memory serves, they were debunked pretty quickly.

Xidius
Mar 10, 2006, 04:01 PM
I'm sorry but did you assume that using the U2 video pics that apple has on their website it would fool us or something?

-The Duclimer-

Oh, you got me! So clever!

http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/1small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/1.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/2small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/2.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/3small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/3.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/4small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/4.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/5small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/5.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/6small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/6.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/7small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/7.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/8small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/8.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/9small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/9.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/10small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/1/10.jpg)

- Xidius

dornoforpyros
Mar 10, 2006, 04:04 PM
http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42624&d=1141706611
;)

vniow
Mar 10, 2006, 04:07 PM
This thread is making my brain hurt.

Xidius
Mar 10, 2006, 04:08 PM
http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/2/1small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/2/1.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/2/2small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/2/2.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/2/3small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/2/3.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/2/4small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/2/4.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/2/5small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/2/5.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/2/6small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/2/6.jpg)

- Xidius

Xidius
Mar 10, 2006, 04:08 PM
http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/3/1small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/3/1.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/3/2small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/3/2.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/3/3small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/3/3.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/3/4small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/3/4.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/3/5small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/3/5.jpg)

http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/5/1small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/5/1.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/5/2small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/5/2.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/5/3small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/5/3.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/5/4small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/5/4.jpg)http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/5/5small.jpg (http://xidi.us/temp/ipodav/5/5.jpg)

In addition:

What you got right / stupid mistakes we made:

1 - Typoed the remaining time on the eminem track. Was supposed to read 1:09.
2 - Ice Age 2 duration didn't match up with the trailer, as it was supposed to.
3 - No EXIF tags. When editing was complete, layers were combined, copied and pasted directly into preview and saved as a jpeg from there, leaving the image with an empty history.
4 - Need to make my brother get a manicure. :P

What you got wrong:

1 - The perspective of the iPod hardware is not wrong. That part isn't modified. It's a photo of a real 5G iPod.
2 - The compression artifacts do not give away the editing. All of the source images were uncompressed. Compression only occurred after final editing.
3 - So called brush marks that appeared when the image's contrast was raised were reflections placed over the iPod / Hi-Fi intentionally.
4 - The "line through the screen" in the second picture was not the crease where two ipod screens were edited together. It was the reflection of where the ceiling meets the wall.
5 - The tone of the text / logo on the back of the iPod were intentionally different, as proven here in an unedited picture:
http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=61715&perpage=40&pagenumber=2
6 - No headphone jack in the first picture? Thats because of the perspective.
Etc.

We'll be more careful next time! It's been fun! =)

- Xidius

TheDulcimer
Mar 10, 2006, 04:12 PM
This thread is making my brain hurt.

The last 10 Threads about these photos have made my head hurt.

Also DON'T LET THEM SLAP STEVE!!!

-The Dulcimer-

DaftUnion
Mar 10, 2006, 04:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ4wzEEpk1A

pwned

actionslacks
Mar 10, 2006, 05:38 PM
In addition:

What you got right / stupid mistakes we made:

1 - Typoed the remaining time on the eminem track. Was supposed to read 1:09.
2 - Ice Age 2 duration didn't match up with the trailer, as it was supposed to.
3 - No EXIF tags. When editing was complete, layers were combined, copied and pasted directly into preview and saved as a jpeg from there, leaving the image with an empty history.
4 - Need to make my brother get a manicure. :P

What you got wrong:

1 - The perspective of the iPod hardware is not wrong. That part isn't modified. It's a photo of a real 5G iPod.
2 - The compression artifacts do not give away the editing. All of the source images were uncompressed. Compression only occurred after final editing.
3 - So called brush marks that appeared when the image's contrast was raised were reflections placed over the iPod / Hi-Fi intentionally.
4 - The "line through the screen" in the second picture was not the crease where two ipod screens were edited together. It was the reflection of where the ceiling meets the wall.
5 - The tone of the text / logo on the back of the iPod were intentionally different, as proven here in an unedited picture:
http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=61715&perpage=40&pagenumber=2
6 - No headphone jack in the first picture? Thats because of the perspective.
Etc.

We'll be more careful next time! It's been fun! =)

- Xidius

I don't know who is a bigger sucker. The people who believed your crappy photos or you for revealing that you actually bought an iPod HiFi.

TheDulcimer
Mar 10, 2006, 05:42 PM
I don't know who is a bigger sucker. The people who believed your crappy photos or you for revealing that you actually bought an iPod HiFi.

Normally i might say "hey don't dis the hardware"

but after thinking it over i have decided to say "yeah, your right!"

-The Dulcimer-

Oryan
Mar 10, 2006, 05:55 PM
I don't know who is a bigger sucker. The people who believed your crappy photos or you for revealing that you actually bought an iPod HiFi.

Haha! Can we all stop with the photos stop now, please? I've seen them way too many times.

TheDulcimer
Mar 10, 2006, 06:01 PM
http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42624&d=1141706611
;)

NOTE: the truth behind this post is i'm just moving it to page two.

Ok for everyone that has ever said "Dear God make these pictures stop!" (which i know most of us now have)... this is for you.

-The Dulcimer-

Boingy
Mar 10, 2006, 07:25 PM
Nearly a week ago, my good friend, Zweben (A graphic artist, like myself) and I were rather bored. We were looking over the (at the time) recently proven fake image of the video iPod:...

We decided it would be fun to see how everyone would react to actual high-resolution high-quality images.

Zweben went ahead and mocked up the screens, and my brother and I took the pictures of my 30gig iPod 5g....
- Xidius

Posting pictures like that and telling us later is like taking a kid to 'Disneyland' driving to a burned out field then telling Disneyland burned down. Even if you take them later it's still a low thing to do.

*growls*

~V

touring
Mar 11, 2006, 12:16 AM
I would rather see this than a place for batteries.

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42885&stc=1&d=1142057633

mark!
Mar 11, 2006, 01:15 AM
Nearly a week ago, my good friend, Zweben (A graphic artist, like myself) and I were rather bored. We were looking over the (at the time) recently proven fake image of the video iPod:

http://www.macshrine.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/02/103357149_ebe5a6a8c71.jpg

We decided it would be fun to see how everyone would react to actual high-resolution high-quality images.

Zweben went ahead and mocked up the screens, and my brother and I took the pictures of my 30gig iPod 5g.

Here's are the originals, as proof:

http://xidi.us/temp/proof/2.jpg
http://xidi.us/temp/proof/3.jpg
http://xidi.us/temp/proof/4.jpg
http://xidi.us/temp/proof/5.jpg

IT'S TRUE!

- Xidius

WOW I WISH THE IPOD I USED AT THE APPLE STORE HAD A VIEWING ANGLE AND SCREEN WITH THAT HIGH OF A RESOLUTION. OMG! The effing viewing angle is like...the same as straight on....& it's at almost flat with one of those pictures. thats SHULL BIT

dornoforpyros
Mar 11, 2006, 03:23 AM
NOTE: the truth behind this post is i'm just moving it to page two.

Ok for everyone that has ever said "Dear God make these pictures stop!" (which i know most of us now have)... this is for you.

-The Dulcimer-

thank you, thank you :D

Beethoven
Mar 11, 2006, 04:54 AM
http://static.flickr.com/43/110203328_6a7c8346d3.jpg?v=0

StarbucksSam
Mar 11, 2006, 08:17 AM
I think we need to affix the 'Please do not feed the trolls' sign on the front page.

I agree, but I think that "do not feed the stupid cattle" would be more appropriate. Maybe we could open a zoo.

Ghost2
Mar 11, 2006, 08:35 PM
Great fake Xidius very realistic looking and detailed, you really had me fooled. One thing though, if apple released a full-screen iPod I don't think they would use a virtual wheel for controlling video play back. I think that they would use a control scheme similar to the bar used in quicktime pro for video. http://images.apple.com/quicktime/pro/images/proindexonscreencontrols200.jpg If at all possible could you please create an iPod Av mockup using this control scheme.

solvs
Mar 11, 2006, 10:10 PM
I don't know why I keep clicking on these links. I don't know why you people do either. I'd be out having a life tonight, but I'm still sick, so I'm commenting on obviously fake iPods. That was pointless, but what are you gonna do I guess.

StarbucksSam
Mar 12, 2006, 12:14 AM
To the OP:

GET A LIFE.

QCassidy352
Mar 12, 2006, 05:55 PM
haha, very nice dorno. :)

But otherwise, I'm with vniow... this thread just makes my head hurt. :p

dornoforpyros
Mar 12, 2006, 08:51 PM
haha, very nice dorno. :)

But otherwise, I'm with vniow... this thread just makes my head hurt. :p

thanks! I'm hoping that by posting my own obvious fake people will get the clue that "yes, you know photoshop, that's very impressive, now go away"

Truthfully I think this is a rather nice photoshop challenge, but I wish people would leave it at that rather than attempt to get exposure through tricking everyone.

calebjohnston
Mar 12, 2006, 08:57 PM
reading this thread has caused serious pain to my eyes, brain, hands, and all other extremeties.

Jay42
Mar 12, 2006, 09:22 PM
Well, amongst all this fakery, there are some interesting UI ideas out there.

pppI like this \/pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp I don't like this \/

john159
Mar 12, 2006, 09:24 PM
http://static.flickr.com/43/110203328_6a7c8346d3.jpg?v=0

ok we get it.... everyone can make a mock up of the ipod video... :rolleyes:

Halsey12
Mar 13, 2006, 12:07 AM
So who's gross fingernails were those in the pics?... the male or the female? I'm not sure I want those nasties to be on either, cause they just plain look gross both ways.

fernando20
Mar 13, 2006, 06:22 PM
Please people, think of Steve Jobs...

jer2eydevil88
Mar 18, 2006, 01:26 PM
After a night like lasts.... I don't think I can physically do much more than crawl through mac/ipod rumor threads...

cheers

stefan15
Mar 20, 2006, 05:25 PM
Well in my honest opinion it was a good photoshop job. Congrats on what I thought was a pretty convincing fake. Also, I hope Apple takes a hint from these fakes, I think the design is great.