New iMac with TOUCHSCREEN? (Adsense says so)

skoops

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Look what I've just found... (may be fake of course)



Disclaimer: I just found the picture on an italian website - Can't tell if it's the real thing
 

xUKHCx

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How does adsense work do they just pick up on trends through crawling software and then generate adds.

Interesting idea about the 28" though, never thought of that size for an iMac always jumped to 30"
 

neven

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How does adsense work do they just pick up on trends through crawling software and then generate adds.
Search Google for "new imac with touchscreen". Only two results... it's unlikely that AdSense would have put together that particular string through crawling.
 

Flowbee

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Adsense doesn't generate ads automatically. Advertisers write the ads and submit them to the network. If you have an Adwords account, you can create an ad that says just about anything.

Why is an Italian site displaying an ad in English? And why are the fonts so different between the iMac and and the ads below it? Hmmm... what could the answer be?
 

ThunderLounge

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Sep 20, 2006
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Looks fake to me.

Unless I'm going blind, isn't the tone of green and the font size a tick off from the ad below it?

Also, I wonder why it would be an iMac ad but instead of going to /imac/ it points to /mac/ instead?

Granted that's the main Mac page, but you would think it would produce more further interest than having to click through to the actual iMac page. Maybe not, I don't keep track of Apples links on adsense, but logically a single click to the most relevant advertised information would make more sense to me.
 

kwood

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I just don't see a touch screen as practical to be sold with every computer. It would drive the price on a computer way up and very few people could afford it. I can see Apple making a new product to offer touch screen, but no updating their existing line to fulfill this.
 

ThunderLounge

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Adsense doesn't generate ads automatically. Advertisers write the ads and submit them to the network. If you have an Adwords account, you can create an ad that says just about anything.

Why is an Italian site displaying an ad in English? And why are the fonts so different between the iMac and and the ads below it? Hmmm... what could the answer be?
You can put out an English ad for global distribution, which could be a possible explanation for the font difference. Whether or not to accept adsense ads in another language, if I remember correctly, is an option for the adsense user.

Granted, I haven't had to get into either my adwords or adsense accounts lately, but I'm pretty sure on at least the first part and being able to have an ad in English that's globally "published".
 

Shaduu

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Jan 31, 2007
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This is fake; the fonts, colours and even the size of the white box don't match up. Plus, the link is to apple.com/mac instead of apple.com/imac. :)
 

Wayfarer

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Enough of this nonsense. I can tell you if it's fake or not! Just ask me tomorrow... :apple:
 

phungy

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28 inch iMac for 1799? Not gonna happen.
Exactly what I was thinking. Unless Steve decided to be super, extra generous. Well he did give all full time and temporary Apple employees free iPhones though.

But I still don't think a 28" iMac with touchscreen will be $1799 base price.
 

kymac

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okay just look at the ad. the font is so much different from the two below it. shouldn't people pay more attention when creating 'realistic' fakes. sigh. :rolleyes:
 

TheChillPill

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Jan 6, 2007
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This is actually what I do for a living, so I can for once give some insight in to this.

The ad will be real, however it was most likely placed by an Apple affiliate. They write the copy, and set a bid price. An add such as this will almost certainly generate significant clicks - which in turn means lots of cookies on people's computers for the Apple store. Therefore, regardless of what gets announced tomorrow, it's a fair chance that a large number of people will order *something*. The affiliate receives a commission on all sales (within a 30 day period).

Basically it's just a clever way of placing Apple store cookies on your systems, and creaming a percentage off what everyone spends when the store is back online tomorrow.
 

bdj21ya

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Sep 13, 2006
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Wow, why even post this rumor? The clarity of the fonts between the ad and those below it leave ZERO doubt about this one, FAKE!

C'mon Page 2! At least lets restrict ourselves to using well made fakes for article subjects, the maker of this one didn't even take the time to apply a blur affect after adding the text, which would have taken less time than it took you to add this article. Creating the whole fake image would've taken less time than it took me to write this comment, and that's with me taking the time to blur the text to match my lame screen capture.

EDIT: Also note the different colors of green for the URL's.
 

monke

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May 30, 2005
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Hahaha. Nice try. Make it a little more believable and use the same font next time. ;)

Wow.