Media Cube: real or fake?

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  1. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

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    This image was posted tonight on MacDailyNews with this comment from the alleged photographer:

    I think it could very well be fake, since the ports he mentioned aren't in the shot. Not to mention perspective is a little skewed.

    Some thought it was an Apple Design Award, but the ADA is made from a different material and the logo is bigger.

    What do you think? I'd love another cube-based Mac design, but I doubt this is it.
     
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  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Fake.

    Apple makes Computers and stuff, not predecessors to the Monolith.
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I'd believe it more if it was in an elevator.

    Is it just me or does the top look like it's been upholstered? The first computer that's also a nice warm place to put your feet at the end of a hard day's work.
     
  5. TBi macrumors 68030

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    It looks like something made in 3D Studio Max. Just look at the front lighting and the texture of the "table".
     
  6. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    It really looks like a cardboard gift box with an Apple sticker on top.
     
  7. jacobj macrumors 65816

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    Is it me or is the little apple logo missing its little bit at the top?

    OK, the perspective is wrong (as already mentioned), the ports are not in shots (more difficult to fake) and it is no Jonathan Ive work... I'd put money on that.

    Edit: I found the real Media Mini. It has 10 2.15GHz Core Duos in it and 5TB of storage... honest ;)
     

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  8. riciad macrumors 6502

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    That's what I think too. The box doesn't seem to be grounded to the table.
    My initial thought was why didn't he take a picture of the computer instead of just the box.
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    The point being if Apple had paid that photographer and all he produced was a low res blurry image then both Apple & said Photogrpaher should be shot :rolleyes:

    'Bag a *****' as they say in the North of England
     
  10. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

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    Whoever rendered that looks like they forgot the leaf in the Apple logo. :p

    I don't think Apple would forget that.
     
  11. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    And yet still only one DVI output. :p
     
  12. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    Yeap thats the box for Apples new cell phone!
     
  13. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    No you fool, it is Apple's new cell phone! :p



    A perfect 8'' x 8'' cube is just about the most uninspired design I could possible think of. Oh, and I'm offended by how bad of a fake this is.
     
  14. MacHarne macrumors 6502

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    Isn't that just an iPod box? Really, now, that took no effort on behalf of the original rumor person. Zero points for effort.
     
  15. russed macrumors 68000

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    is it me or does the top just look like a powerbook (sorry macbook pro)?
     
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  17. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    Perspective looks fine to me.
     
  18. turbopants macrumors regular

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    I don't think so at all. I would think it would be more designed to fit into an entertainment center setting. Not as square and boxy. Good try. :D
     
  19. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    anyone have the link for steve's Apple rumors podcast, he'll know if its real or fake ;) :rolleyes:
     
  20. shrimpdesign thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, the logo is bigger on the ADA.

    Nice, I like that. Althought that fan could kill someone if it was on ... not to mention that is friggin big fan for a low watt Core Solo/Duo ...
     
  21. balamw Moderator

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    He said there were 10 :eek: 2.15 GHz Core Duos in there. The fan seems about right. ;)

    The cube seems like a fake, unless it is the cardboard box that something cool comes in. For one thing, I think the edges are too sharp compared to Apple's current designs.

    B
     
  22. shrimpdesign thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ooohh. Right. I misread that part, yeah, .......... so that huge fan seems justified now.
     

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