Often people come to the forums spreading false rumors and saying things like " My friend/acquaintance from apple confirmed it" Usually these people dont have friends, full stop. I am just curious to know how mnay people actually know somebody that works at apple (not the stores) My moms friends husband works for AppleJapan/Asia head of marketing or something or another. He sent me lotsa cool merchandise What about you? P.S. you dont gotta know the person well. I hardly know my guy, but you have to have met them.