Macbook Homepage Ad?

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  1. asdf123 macrumors member

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    Earlier today, Spymac reported that an ad showing the rumored MacBook was running on Apple's homepage, at least for a very short period of time.

    The ad was then apparently pulled from site.

    Has anyone else seen this?
     
  2. pianodude123 macrumors 6502a

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    looks fake...we'll see...


    I doubt theyd start the prices at just 999 with an isight...maybe though?
     
  3. iBrow macrumors regular

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    Looks fake to me, in one of the pictures iWeb is missing from where it should be in the dock.
     
  4. treblah macrumors 65816

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    I saw the screen capture on SpyMac via Endgadget. Looks good enough but I would be surprised that Apple would not include the screen size on the large ad.

    Hopefully we'll know for sure 40 hours from now.
     
  5. Boggle macrumors 6502

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    Here we go again...I'm gonna start a business selling clothes pin, Vicks' Vapor Rub, & wading pants. I'd make a fortune.
     
  6. JamSoft macrumors member

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    It's Fake

    Screen Capture in Question:
    Here

    Same images used for iBook G4
    Here

    Related Links
    Digg 1
    Digg 2
    Digg 3
    Engadget
    Original Post (scroll down ot the bottom — author admits it's just a mock up!)
     
  7. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    Yup, wishful thinking. Not a bad mockup, though.
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Three things are bothering me about it.

    1) The colors are off

    2) I don't remember Apple ever placing 2 ads on the homepage for the same item (correct me if I'm wrong).

    3) If you compare that ad to the other two (that are real), Apple doesn't mention iLife '06, where the MacBook ad does. Also, the MacBook ad does not mention the built in iSight where the iMac ad does. ...I would think the iSight gives you more bragging rights than iLife '06.
     
  9. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Also the 'speed of life' line is just plain lame! :rolleyes:
     
  10. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    looking at the mockup, and then the MBP ad at the bottom... a Macbook like this would make an MBP kindof useless! If the Macbook has a core duo, what would make the MBP worth the extra $1000?!
     
  11. sam10685 macrumors 68000

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    sure they will. the original imac G5 was 1299. then they put an isigt in it. it was still 1299.
     
  12. Nar1117 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah but laptops are generally more expensive. Maybe there will be a non-isight version for $999.
     
  13. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    Exactly what I was thinking.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  14. darwen macrumors 6502a

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    You beat me to it! I was just going to say that! When apple releases multiple products they have their home-page randomly show a large add for one of the products while featuring the others at the bottom. Every top add has a different set of bottom adds to ensure that you never see the same product in two places. This is obviously fake. I cant believe they screwed that up!
     

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