Apple Buys iFixit, and Other 2014 April Fools' Jokes

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    Today is April Fools' Day, which means readers should be wary of what they read online as much of it will be a gross hyperbole created in the name of fun. Today also marks Apple's 38th anniversary, with the company having been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

    Among the popular April Fools' Day jokes making the rounds today are the following:

    Apple Acquires iFixit

    Based on the number of tips we've received, iFixit wins the award for the most believable Apple-related April Fools' prank for 2014. The popular device repair company changed its entire website to announce that it is being acquired by Apple.
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    BookBook for iMac

    Twelve South, which offers a popular line of book-themed iPhone, iPad, and Mac notebook cases, has introduced its largest version yet: BookBook for iMac.

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    SwiftKey "Flow Hard" for Physical Keyboards

    Popular alternative keyboard SwiftKey, which recently began experimenting on iOS, announced "Flow Hard", a version of its gesture-input technology for physical desktop/laptop keyboards. The new Flow Hard is guaranteed to increase your typing speed and your overall productivity.


    MacRumors has not participated in April Fools' Day prank news stories on its regular news pages in past years, and has no plans to break from that tradition this year. All news stories posted on our front page, iOS Blog, and Mac Blog today are real.

    Article Link: Apple Buys iFixit, and Other 2014 April Fools' Jokes
     
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    I see AppleInsider got fooled by the iFixit one.
     
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    iFixit sure did fool me though.:(
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    "All news stories posted on our front page, iOS Blog, and Mac Blog today are real."

    As far as you know...
     
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    OK, so you're gonna tell me that the 5,5" iPhone 6 delay wasn't a prank? sighh
     
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    Yeah... I saw it in their RSS feed, then they pulled the story from their page.

    Honestly, I am about sick of all these stories every year. Makes you just want to not read the news on April 1 each year.
     
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    Inb4 the Google one is legit, cause we don't have enough emojis as it is.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Yet this article is on the front page...
     
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    Apple's acquisition of iFixit would be something like:

    "The new iPad is entirely made of glue, and no part can be replaced. Overall, we give it a 10/10 for fixability." :eek:
     
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    Selfy bot doesn't breaks physics.

    It reminds me of the flying platforms in Mario Games. And what always gets me, is that its propeller will cause the top part of the device to spin as well. As well being top heavy would cause it to flip over.
     
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    MacRumors has lost its sense of humor, a real shame....
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    ahahha i laughed so hard at all of these... though the ifix it one initially fooled me until i got to the part about "replacability" that was epic!
     
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    Let me tell you that this is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Wow are these lame.
     
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    Lolol

    :p BookBook for iMac.

    Well played, twelvesouth, well played.
     
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    I think that's good advice all year.
     
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    Fingers

    Loved the bit about not having to buy nail files using flow. Also the safety glasses while using the manual typewriter (kids: google "typewriter")
     
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    You guys must be fun at parties.
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    Wowww at least wait until tomorrow to post this. Where's your sense of fun?
     
  21. macrumors 6502

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    and iFixIt gets sued by Apple in 3 .. 2 .. 1 ..
     
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    These are all so lame.
     
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    It really is impossible to please everyone. :rolleyes:
     
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    It's too predictable now. It borders on tedium.
     

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