Happy April Fools' Day: April 1, 2011

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    Today is April 1, 2011 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 35th anniversary, having been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

    Among the popular April Fools' Day jokes making the rounds today:

    - ThinkGeek is offering a Playmobil Apple Store Playset with an available "Line Pack" of extra figures to allow kids to accurately simulate the Apple retail store experience.

    Google has of course rolled out a number of other April Fools' Day features from its different product teams, including a "1911" YouTube filter that turns any video into a sepia-toned silent film.

    MacRumors does not participate in April Fools' Day prank news stories, although we have in the past occasionally supplemented our coverage with such special features as a Big Bunny Bundle and Page 3 rumors.

    Article Link: Happy April Fools' Day: April 1, 2011
     
  2. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    April Fool's Day jumped the shark some years ago. It's time to turn April Fool's Day on its head and announce real new products on April 1.
     
  3. JackieTreehorn macrumors 6502

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    Paul Thurrot just begun writing Pro Apple blogposts?
     
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  5. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    April 1st 1976 is when Apple Computer was founded. Just sayin'
     
  6. aprilfools macrumors regular

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  7. blow45 macrumors 68000

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    bad sports...:rolleyes:
     
  8. tkatz macrumors 6502

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  9. blow45 macrumors 68000

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    I dig your pad, Jackie.;)
     
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  12. finder39 macrumors member

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    even though i knew it was an april fools thing, i was really hoping that it was able to be tried just because it would be funny as hell to show my dad :p
     
  13. KPOM macrumors G5

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    But that isn't a news story.

    That said, I also like the logo on the "McRumors" forums.
     
  14. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    McDonalds!

    Now I'm craving a fish sandwich and large fry
     
  15. Ahmadg14 macrumors newbie

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    I knew it!

    I always knew macrumors was supported by McDonalds!
     
  16. spazzcat macrumors 68030

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    So how soon before ThinkGeek starts selling Apple Store toys. Doesn't just about ever one of their April Fools' jokes turn in to a real product?
     
  17. roletti2007 macrumors member

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    ah no..

    i'm so glad they don't participate, ign.com goes to the extreme as do other sites, with these lame pranks. such a waste of time, and it pisses people off.
     
  18. Thunderhawks Suspended

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    Thank you for confirming what is mentioned in the second line of the thread.

    If anybody YOU would know this as an Apple fan.
     
  19. steadysignal macrumors 6502a

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    are you - lovin' it?

    :D
     
  20. jmoretti macrumors newbie

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    Toshiba has a pretty good one today too:

    Toshiba Spectacle: The World's First and Only 3D Monocle
    http://us.toshiba.com/spectacle

    I love the creativity Corporate America can can come up with at least once a year...
     
  21. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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    nice :')
     
  22. WiseAJ macrumors 6502

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    Man, I really wanted to buy the Apple Store play set. Stupid April Fools day, (although my wallet probably thanks you.)
     
  23. bradl, Apr 1, 2011
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    Dammit, I worked there for 4 years ('89-'93).

    If you're gonna do something like this, at least go all out and old school as well!

    In short, McDLT, or we walk. :D

    Back on topic.. If it were real, I'd buy that PlayMobil apple store for my son. that be worth it.

    Now excuse me while I go replace the jelly beans in my JellyBelly tin on my desk with the entire Harry Potter Bertie Bott's^W^W^W^WBeanboozled jelly beans.

    BL.
     
  24. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    I love Think Geek April fools, I got a free tee shirt out of it a couple years back. :D
     
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    I can't find any others...
     

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