Apple Confirms 12-Inch MacBook Shown on '60 Minutes' as Fake 'iPhone 7' Video Surfaces

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Apple has confirmed to Tech Insider that the notebook pictured behind Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell during the 60 Minutes special Inside Apple is the 12-inch MacBook released in April, debunking some users on Reddit and social media who speculated the notebook could be an ultra-thin MacBook Pro.

12-inch MacBook pictured behind Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell (Image: CBS)

The chances of Apple leaving an unreleased MacBook in plain sight for a national TV program were slim to begin with, especially in a room full of Apple's top executives. In a later segment, Apple even covered desks in its secretive design studio so that cameras could not capture what the company is working on next.

The rumor mill is also abuzz after a fake "iPhone 7" leaked video circulated on social media this week. The sketchy video, spotted by French website Nowhereelse.fr, falsely depicts an alleged Foxconn employee handling a purported next-generation iPhone prototype that seemingly lacks a home button.


The staged video from "ViralVideoLab" shows a metallic device with an Apple logo, but it is noticeably thicker than the iPhone 6s and includes regulatory markings that are questionable for such an early prototype. The prototype more closely resembles an HTC One M9 with thin bezels along the top and bottom of the screen.

Foxconn has been the source of iPhone leaks in the past, including the iPhone 6 rear shell and dimensions, but it is unlikely Apple has provided the supplier with an assembled "iPhone 7" prototype over nine months ahead of its expected release. No other physical components for the next-generation iPhone have leaked to date.

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oneMadRssn

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When I first saw the video I was like "This macbook seems quite BIG and certainly more than 12 inches".

Its seems that the screen is at least 2 meters away from Bruce Sewell and from that distance, 12 inches should be quite smaller....
It really depends on the camera lens used, and how it is positioned. Considering how blurry the Macbook is, it could be 1 meter or less away from Bruce Sewell if the camera is positioned further away using a zoomed in lens with a wide aperture (low f-number). This is actually the likely arrangement I think, considering how Bruce Sewell is framed and how blurry the background is.
 

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When I first saw the video I was like "This macbook seems quite BIG and certainly more than 12 inches".

Its seems that the screen is at least 2 meters away from Bruce Sewell and from that distance, 12 inches should be quite smaller....
The radii of the corners also seem suspicious for a 12 inch device.
 
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It really depends on the camera lens used, and how it is positioned. Considering how blurry the Macbook is, it could be 1 meter or less away from Bruce Sewell if the camera is positioned further away using a zoomed in lens with a wide aperture (low f-number). This is actually the likely arrangement I think, considering how Bruce Sewell is framed and how blurry the background is.
No, there are other points of view from the conference room where you can clearly see the distance between the end of each chair and the tables placed next to the walls and the windows. From these shots I think the distance is around 2 meters.
 

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That fake iphone looks like the HTC that someone slapped an "apple" protective case on. And the "Hey" scream at the end is a dead give away. When would a Chinese supervisor scream that to a Chinese worker? Seriously.
 
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The bezels and the screen ratio (4:3) (16:9) ? ... Naaaaa Apple Guy. Those 2 a not the same. Almost looks like the screen is detachable on the other computer...
Just checked to see if it could have been lens distortion causing the different ratio; doesn't appear to be any. I'd guess they're shooting with a 50mm lens (or near that), there shouldn't be distortion anyways, in that case.