PowerBook G5 Leak a Likely Spoof

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Date: Monday, June 6th, 2005, 09:16
Category: Hardware, PowerBook G5

Apple PowerBook G5 MockupGizmodo’s story Powerbook G5 Next Tuesday? appears to be a hoax. What? You expect Apple to switch to Intel chips AND the announce the PowerBook G5 at one show? Not likely kids, think January :) Read more…


Apple PowerBook G5 MockupGizmodo’s story Powerbook G5 Next Tuesday? appears to be a hoax. What? You expect Apple to switch to Intel chips AND the announce the PowerBook G5 at one show? Not likely kids, think January :)
Gizmodo: There is every reason in the world that this could be fake, but it won?t hurt to go ahead and put those Powerbooks on eBay. Dated June 7th, this press release talks about ?Powerbook G5? models, with faster processors (duh) and better screens, still inside an aluminum case. We?ll reproduce the text after the jump, but you can look at the ?Google Cache? on this guy?s website for signs it?s a spoof. (Thanks, Art!)
I don?t buy that ?cache? announcing the G5 PowerBook for a second. The most convincing error for me is that the first sentence incorrectly uses ?it?s?, but you might be more convinced by the following: – Google cache pages use valid URLs, not ?http://64.233.167.104.search.q[?]? – The typography and CSS IDs are completely different from current Apple PR. – The descriptive paragraph lacks an ?About Apple? heading.

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