Apple Special Event Feb 1st

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by macipodlover, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. macipodlover macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2007
    Dunno if anyone else has seen this but an image has appeared of Flickr of what seems to be an Apple event invite. The weird thing is that it doesn't use the standard Apple font I don't think (although I suppose they could always change) but it seems to be legit since someone who works for a finacial mag has confirmed that they also received one and has posted a full screenshot of it (none of these blurry mobile phone camera images). Could this be when they announce the new iLife and iWork and a beatles deal - it seems to fit the rumours.

    I sure hope this is true - i'm excited already! :)

    Anyway the links to the pics are:
  2. bearbo macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    dont see much...
  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    eh, the font doesn't seem right.... i'll leave it to Photoshop masters ;)
  4. macipodlover thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2007
    Sorry for forgetting to put the links in first time everyone. I have added them now. What do people think. Is it legit???
  5. eb6 macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    yo yo yo
  6. pierceglennie macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2007
    This thing looks pretty good to me - if it is a fake it's a good one. I noticed that the font is different (as did the guy/gal who posted this) but in some ways I think this makes it more likely to be true. The think is that if someone was trying to make a fake they obviously wouldn't use a different font (particularly when there's obviously been quite a lot of attention to detail in it elsewhere) so m guess is that for whatever name Apple has decided to use a different font. It just seems to fit the rumors to have an event now.
  7. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    Forget about the font and messed up :apple: (I've been waiting to use that), the fact that there are reports for an event on the 20th and 1st make it fake (no way Apple would have two so close).
  8. monke macrumors 65816


    May 30, 2005
    A little Time Machine-ish.

    Google'd the quote, and one link led to this. Happens to be an excerpt from the song 'Days of long ago' by Auld Lang Syne.

  9. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    I really don't think it is real...I might eat those words on feb 1st though...
  10. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    Auld Lang Syne isn't a band – it's the title of the song, which translates roughly as 'days of long ago'. It's actually a poem written by Robert Burns – thought to be inspired by older folk songs – and is traditionally sung at midnight on New Years Day over on this side of the Atlantic.

    As for the invite... looking at the link my first instinct is to say fake. As others have pointed out, the font is wrong and certain features of the design seem very unAppleish to me. But hey, I might be wrong – we'll see in about a week's time.
  11. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    Fake. Absolutely.

    If Apple has an event, this certainly isn't one of the invites. Even if that was a 'standard Apple font' (which it's not), that is probably the ugliest typesetting I've seen in awhile. The leading (space between lines) looks horrible and inconsistent. It looks like the way that Photoshop, or Microsoft Word lays out text, and I would imagine that Apple would use InDesign or maybe Quark to create any professional design.
  12. pilotError macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2006
    Long Island
    Another guy later in the posts claims to have confirmed it.

    How do I get caught up in this stuff :rolleyes:
  13. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    bottom on Apple is blurried and I'd don't recall RSVPs for other Apple events(I might have just forgotten them!)

  14. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    Well I guess I'll stall on my Mac Mini for a few more days now...just in case.
  15. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
  16. szsiddiq macrumors 6502


    Dec 21, 2005
    hmm, if it really is between the 1st or the 20th, ill go with the 20th - only cuz its a tuesday

    on top of that, it shud be and not

    and everything is so blurry
  17. iNate macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    If this is real, shouldn't the message read "Should old acquaintance be forgotten..." instead of "Should old acquaintance be forgot..."? I guess Apple's done this before with "Think Different," though.

    I believe this invitation's fake, but I do think it's very likely that Apple will host an event between now and March.
  18. orlandosanz macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2005
    Ah you read my mind!!
  19. Mgkwho macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2005
    Just look at the fuzzy bottom of the apple logo on the top right. That single handedly should say something.

    Guys, forget about the font. Apple's current font is different from their old one 5 or 6 years ago, so it's not impossible that Apple is changing ther style again. For people to say "omg it's a different font111" is one of the most sophomoric statements ever.

    And tuesdays shouldn't be considered the only possible date for release. While the greater majority of Apple announcements have historically been on Tuesdays in the past years, that isn't to say there haven't been announcements on other days.

    The other thing is that Apple gives press just a little more than a few days advance notice. It would be all over with confirmations if this were true, and that the 1st was indeed the real date.

  20. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
  21. adrianblaine macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2006
    Pasadena, CA
    Yeah, but they wouldn't go for a worse font, which this is IMO. For Apple's sense of style, the people saying it's a fake is not sophomoric at all.
  22. Mgkwho macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2005
    What's your reasoning? Surely it's not that because the invitation is for a Thursday.

    In my opinion, Apple's font before the current one was terrible. And in my opinion, this [new?] one is still a good choice. For Apple's sense of style, the "welcome to 2007" banner was an incredible evolution.

    I just don't think that commenting on a font is a good enough argument. But that's my opinion.

    Looking at it further, besides the crummy apple logo, the bottom portion with the directions is not aligned at all with the top, and waaaay to close to the edges for [good] design. But again, that's my opinion.


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