Happy April Fools: April 1, 2008

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    Today is April 1, 2008 and represents April Fools' Day -- so readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites today. Today also represents Apple's 32nd anniversary. Apple was founded on April 1st, 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

    While we avoid tainting our news stories with April Fools jokes, we've posted hidden April Fools' pages in the past:

    2007. MacRumored - MacRumors circa early 1990s
    2006. MacRumors Page 3 - Mac News and Rumors You Can't Believe

    April Fools around the web:

    - Youtube is Rick Rolling their Featured Videos.
    - Gmail Custom Time
    - gDay with MATE

    MacRumors readers should reload their pages if there are design inconsistencies with our page today.

    MacRumors does not participate in April Fools news stories. All stories posted today are real.

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  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Heh, April 1st is almost over here.

    Typical MacRumours - always late to the party, I've known about the iPhone Dev Team quitting for about a week now. Where were you MacRumours? Where were you?
     
  3. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Fool me once...shame on me

    Fool me twice...

    nah...I like being fooled by MR....
     
  4. cohibadad macrumors 6502a

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  6. leigh.munro macrumors newbie

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    Apple to release PC version of OSX in Q3

    Apple is set to launch an assault on the world's biggest computer marketplace with plans to release a version of its new Leopard operating system for PCs.

    www.itwire.com/content/view/17413/53

    Very likely to be a April Fools prank......
     
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  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I assume that it's not really April Fool's Day, and that anybody who says it is is merely trying to fool us because it's April Fool's Day!
     
  10. benlee macrumors 65816

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    That is really funny. How long have they been doing that so far?
     
  11. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Bravo. Love to see people not take themselves too seriously.

    Anyone have a link to Google Broadband that you flush down the toilet to install? That was brilliant!
     
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  13. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    Are the user titles going to change this year? That's always a hoot...
     
  14. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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  15. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    I've been rick rolled. Again. But this time by YouTube. :)
     
  16. grappler macrumors regular

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    I actually pulled that custom time stunt to win a contest in my econ class (first to submit answer to brainteaser after specified time).

    That was easy with a desktop mail client. Just change the time on my machine before hitting 'send'. Turns out his machine just used the time headers it was given.
     
  17. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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  19. David G. macrumors 65816

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    No, I have some prerelease hardware with the specs in my sig.
    Uh oh, Steve Jobs just came in the room! I'm sooo gonna get fired.
     
  20. Peace macrumors Core

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    Happy April Fools Day!!

    Today is also my 3rd anniversary as a registered user..woo hoo..
    :rolleyes:
     
  21. appleguru1 macrumors 6502

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    That gmail feature would be really useful ya know ;) I used to send papers/etc late to teachers all the time.. just rolled back my system clock :p
     
  22. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Who is the volunteer MacRumors fool for the day?

    Personally ... whoever it is deserves to be the fool for the entire month of April.
     
  23. carve macrumors 6502a

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  25. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    Aye...most of it is pretty lame!

    That said, just saw flying penguins on a report on BBC Breakfast news this morning....that made me chuckle! :cool:

    Have a good one!
     

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