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In the days leading to the 2008 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple has started making small changes to some of their international websites hinting at the imminent launch of the iPhone in Brazil, Canada and Mexico. In the HTML source code for Apple's websites for Canada, Brazil, and Mexico, one reader found the following code:


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This represents HTML code for an "iPhone" navigation tab wrapped in HTML comment tags so Web browsers will ignore it. When Apple removes the surrounding comment code, it will reveal an "iPhone" tab (see above) on these country's webpages.

Rogers previously announced that they would be delivering the iPhone to Canadian customers while America Movil has announced iPhone support for Mexico and Brazil.

Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference kicks off on Monday, June 9th, 2008.

Update: The Canadian webpage apparently has had this code since August 2007. Mexico also since August.

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Dmac77

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Seriously, are there people who spend their days checking HTML codes, OS X code, etc. Don't people have anything better to do?

Don
 
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Pippen Man

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And in other news, Steve Jobs was seen leaving his car with new tires, a sign that a new product may be coming out soon.;)
 
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avigalante

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better yet, how can anyone have the time to go look through a corporate home page's source code? :eek:

Good point - but then again there are all those people that spend time in making mockups and photoshopped pics... seriously, don't people go outside anymore and play baseball or something?

And in other news, Steve Jobs was seen leaving his car with new tires, a sign that a new product may be coming out soon.;)

"We do not comment on upcoming or unreleased products."
 
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Scandals

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The code has existed on Apple's Canadian site for months already. Not really anything to report about.
 
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Chundles

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better yet, how can anyone have the time to go look through a corporate home page's source code? :eek:

I just had a look at the Aussie one - the code is surprisingly short.

6 pages when copied directly into text edit - large font and it's spaced pretty big too. There's not much code there to be honest. Not hard to paste it all into a pages doc and search for iPhone.
 
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Rocketman

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better yet, how can anyone have the time to go look through a corporate home page's source code? :eek:

Hmmm. A million customers. Bell curve. The bleeding edge 1-2% are still 10,000 geeks. Say some of them occasionally browse source, especially considering the product release timing, and IM and email each other. These geeks are hooked-up.

Not surprising considering the apparent "kudos" people get for any leak or observation whatsoever.

They sure don't do it for the money!

Rocketman
 
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