Happy April Fools' Day: April 1, 2009

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    Today is April 1st, 2009 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 33rd anniversary, as the company was founded on April 1st, 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

    April Fools' Day pranks around the web (to be updated):

    - Adding "&flip=1" to a YouTube page results in an interesting view: Example: Apple's 1984 commercial (flipped)
    - Google Australia's gBall

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

    Article Link: Happy April Fools' Day: April 1, 2009
     
  2. 3282868 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    #2
    Happy April Fools! Be wary of iPhone 3G rumors (and for those running Windows systems, be wary of Conficker.c worm).

    and Happy Birthday Apple!
     
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2002
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #3
    Happy Anniversary, Apple. It's my favorite day of the year! :)


    Historical note, added after the fact:
    There were two "unusual" occurrences at MacRumors today (April 1, 2009):

    1. Many new icons appeared in the MacRumors forums. See discussion thread.

    2. The following ad appeared on the MacRumors home page. See discussion thread and credits.

    (The ad link still works.)
    BunnyBundleAd.jpg
     
  4. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
  5. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

    smurfjammer

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    #5
    I saw the GBall one this morning and didn't even click...:D
     
  6. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    Texas, unfortunately.
    #6
    Aw,what happened to the annual MR April Fool's changes to the forums? :p
     
  7. theheadguy macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2005
    Location:
    california
  8. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    #8
    I was wondering the same thing...!

    What happened to your purple font cass!?
     
  9. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    Texas, unfortunately.
    #9
    Enough people complained. :eek: But there will always be purple somewhere in my signature. :)
     
  10. MacNut macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #11
    Picture 1.png

    So, could there be any more icons under our titles?
     
  12. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    Texas, unfortunately.
  13. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    #13
    People suck =[. But good! Don't let it die completely. =]
     
  14. MacNut macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    #14
    Heh windows esk.
     
  15. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #15
    No, those have always been there. Perhaps you're just now noticing?
     
  16. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    #16
    Don't tempt them the MR G_ds!
     
  17. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #17
    Maybe ...
     
  18. cx300 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Location:
    Clermont, FL
    #18
    Internet is still up! conflicker hasnt dominated the world yet!
     
  19. MacNut macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    #19
    Maybe you forgot to take your pills.:D
     
  20. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    #20
    It spells out April 1, Have a nice day :). That was awefully sweet of them.
     
  21. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    #21
    Oh Yea. It was designed to place tiny icons underneath each persons nick on discussion boards.
    :p
     
  22. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #22
    So, we all got infected ?!?! Crap.
     
  23. hugociss macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2008
    #23
    Haha...

    Quote:

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


    I suspect...
    sarcasm.
     
  24. MacNut macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    #24
    Oh well, guess Macs get it too.;)
     
  25. apsterling macrumors 6502a

    apsterling

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    #25
    I was wondering what that meant til I hovered over all of them. That's pretty much awesome.
     

Share This Page