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Apple and Bono announce Special Event

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Chimera, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    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
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    #2
    Looks like the red iPod could become a reality, maybe the new iPod shuffles also?

    What do you guys think?

    Frank
     
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    asherman13

    #3
    Perhaps....the invite can be viewed now.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    #4
    Here is the invite:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    asherman13

    #5
    iLounge.com has received an invite.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

    #6
    a red ipod would be prety cool. The money would go to the cancer society hopefully?
     
  7. macrumors 65816

    #7
    I have a feeling it will be a special edition IPOD video (different color, etc.), where proceeds will go to help fight AIDS.
     
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    QCassidy352

    #8
    the red ribbon is AIDS, not cancer... but yeah, it would be cool if they gave these profits for research.
     
  9. macrumors member

    Subliving

    #9
    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
     
  10. macrumors 6502

    #10
    This is almost certainly related to http://www.joinred.com/
     
  11. Guest

    Sky Blue

    #11
    i don't see anything on either of those sites?
     
  12. macrumors 6502

    #12
    wish apple did a "wear yellow" one for Cancer sufferers too...
     
  13. Guest

    Sky Blue

    #13

    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?
     
  14. macrumors 6502

    #14
    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/
     
  15. Guest

    Sky Blue

    #15
    That invite was not usual Apple standard, I glad it was a fake.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

    #16
    Stinks its a fake I was thinking a special edition video ipod would be pretty cool. Red would have been sweet.
     

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