Happy April Fools' Day 2015: HiRise Toast, Pets Unleashed and More

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    As happens every year on April 1, today is April Fools' Day, and readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites. Today also represents Apple's 39th anniversary, with their partnership having officially been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.

    As has become tradition, a number of today's pranks have focused on Apple and tech, and here are a few of the more interesting ones to surface so far today. Keep in mind that some hoaxes may be mildly NSFW, so turning down your volume or watching later may be best if you are at work or in a public space.

    iFaxit

    Repair your Apple products using iFixit's repair manuals, now sent through fax.


    Tesla's Model W

    Tesla announced a new product line that pokes fun at the Apple Watch, the Model W. The Model W is a watch that tells the time and the date, and will improve your health. If you exercise. And it's available in platinum.

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    Other Pranks and Hoaxes

    Com.Google -- Google's search engine in reverse
    Amazon.com -- Amazon's homepage goes retro to celebrate April Fools' Day
    YouTube -- Enable the new Auto-Darude Mode in the settings menu of any video
    Moshi Kameleon Kloak -- The first cloaking case for iPhone 6
    Nintendo Apple Watch -- A revolutionary new gaming experience on the wrist
    Selfie Shoes by Miz Mooz -- Taking the selfie stick to a whole new level
    PlayStation Flow -- A new wearable technology for the swimming pool
    Redbox Petbox -- The latest movies and games for your pets
    MS-DOS Mobile -- Microsoft releases MS-DOS for Windows Phone

    This post will be updated throughout April Fools' Day with the latest pranks and hoaxes.

    Article Link: Happy April Fools' Day 2015: HiRise Toast, Pets Unleashed and More
     
  2. saha-med macrumors regular

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    Am i the only one who feels april fools was funny in my teenage years, now its just stupid
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I'm sure there are people who legitimately want pet unleashed.
     
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    Apple buys Spotify

    Lefsetz newsletter - Apple Buys Spotify

    Note that his prank last year on Apr 1st was "Apple buys Beats" :eek:
     
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    Grumpy posters on MacRumors are becoming such killjoys when it comes to April Fools' Day.

    Lighten up.
     
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    A prank/joke is meant to be amusing.
     
  10. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    yes - you are the only one.
     
  11. Paradoxally macrumors 68000

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    Apple should buy Spotify to be honest. Why go for Beats Music and announce another service that will probably be as buggy as iTunes Radio when you can just buy a company that has been doing (nearly) everything right when it comes to streaming for the last 5-6 years? Spotify was streaming before streaming even existed.

    Integrate Beats Music with Spotify as a smart playlist creator. Improve Spotify's radio algorithm. The possibilities are endless.
     
  12. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Re/Code just grossed me out with their post. I like seeing the stuff that gets posted, but that was just going too far.
     
  13. Gasu E. macrumors 601

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    And most of the people on this thread were amused. Actually, your stereotypical imersonation of a puritanical grump is pretty amusing itself. Let's ban dancing! :D
     
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    It was definitely funnier in the 40's :eek:
     
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    Playstation Flow

    I was so excited for this before I saw the date! I don't have a pool, but the glasses alone would be awesome.
     
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    Is it only available to the colonies?

    I do not see it when browsing from Turin, whatever that Darude mode is.
     
  18. captain cadet macrumors 6502

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    And the iFix it fax actually works, even in the UK - it call phones and then do the fax - prank calling without taking any minutes off! There is a few people i should send this too :p
     
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    Not colonies, states.

    It may be limited to the USA for copyright reasons or something. If enabled, "Auto-Darude" mode automatically plays Sandstorm by Darude after the current video you are watching.
     
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  21. Robert.Walter macrumors 65816

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    "founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne."

    TIFIFY!

    (Thought it particularly lousy that MR uses the Wayne art but expunged him from the founders history.)
     
  22. Woyzeck macrumors 6502

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    Ha ha, Apple again beat all the others. Their site announces a watch for 10.000 bucks.
     
  23. Robert.Walter macrumors 65816

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    Try to develop a sense of humor over the Colonies thing.
     

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