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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
 

topmounter

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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.
 

finder39

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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
 

spazzcat

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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?
 

WiseAJ

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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.)
 

bradl

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I always knew macrumors was supported by McDonalds!

are you - lovin' it?

:D

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.
 
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Big-TDI-Guy

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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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