April Fool's Day: April 1, 2005

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Today is April Fool's Day so be wary of hoaxes and practical jokes, especially at news sites.Despite the date, rumors that Mac OS X Tiger will be announced today have not changed.Real announcements are sometimes made on April Fool's Day, such as Google's announcement of Gmail last year. Apple Computer itself was founded on April 1, 1976, with today being its 29th birthday.However, even respected web sites sometimes post humorous or misleading stories in recognition of the April Fool's tradition, so be especially cautious about the accuracy of news you hear today.

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Damien

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hehehe

I bet this is an April fools joke as well! Yes, An evil plan between you and think secret to dismiss a real bit of news! ;) :D

FREE APPLE COMPUTERS FOR EVERYONE WHEN YOU BUY TIGER!

WEHEY!
 

Doctor Q

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MirrorMan said:
At what time (GMT) may we expect to hear any news, if there is any?
If you mean news of Tiger, it would most likely be early morning to mid-day in U.S. east coast time, based on previous announcements. But there's no guarantee.
 

Balin64

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April Fools... What a Drag

I work with a bunch of clowns and bafoons. Every day is April Fool's. If Tiger ship date is announced today, it will make it all better. In the mean time, WHERE are the Wenches in the ranking system?
 

MirrorMan

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Doctor Q said:
If you mean news of Tiger, it would most likely be early morning to mid-day in U.S. east coast time, based on previous announcements. But there's no guarantee.
So, I guess that would be about 1600-1800 GMT ?
 

John Rivers

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I think it's quite clear that Apple is using the person who posted the Tiger intro video as a pawn to distract attention from the REAL news that they are releasing Powerbook G5s.

Seriously...really...my neighbor told me...it's gotta be true... ;)
 

liketom

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johnnyjibbs said:
How are we going to know if any Tiger annoucement is a fool's joke or not? :p :D
you will be either able to pre-order it or there will be a counting down ticker on the homepage of apple.com
 

sw1tcher

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So I guess that means that the story over at ThinkSecret about Apple releasing a dual G5 PowerBook on Tuesday is a hoax then. :(
 

liketom

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John Rivers said:
I think it's quite clear that Apple is using the person who posted the Tiger intro video as a pawn to distract attention from the REAL news that they are releasing Powerbook G5s.

Seriously...really...my neighbor told me...it's gotta be true... ;)
never really thought of myself as a pawn before ? more of a knight
 

Zaty

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MirrorMan said:
At what time (GMT) may we expect to hear any news, if there is any?
I guess the stores will go down at the usual time which usually happens at 12.15 GMT (if on standard time, which I think is still true for the US) for worldwide stores and about half an hour later for the US stores.
 

sw1tcher

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liketom said:
you will be either able to pre-order it or there will be a counting down ticker on the homepage of apple.com
But you can already pre-order Tiger through Amazon.com now.
 

Apple!Freak

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Guys, want to hear something fairly funny? PodGear just introduced a product called the PodShave for the iPod. It's a shaver that attaches to the top of your iPod. *Holding in laughter*
 

R.Youden

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I was in my local Apple store yesterday and say a big box with the words "Apple promotion display - follow instructions carefully" on the side.
 

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well todays judgement day. thankfully im going to be glued to my machine all day to finish off some coursework, but this will probably be the longest time i leave apple.com open :D
and if its not out today i won't be too bothered, got a nice tea tonight :cool:

*crosses fingers*
 
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