Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
In an unprecedented move by Apple, more than 48 hours after announcing (“New iMac Specifications“) the semi-availability of their latest and greatest iMac revision, Apple and Nintendo announced an unheard-of fourth configuration to their lineup: PokéMac Special Edition, based on the current popular Pokémon children’s craze. Here’s a bit of the press release (“Apple Product Intro“):
Apple Computer Inc. Tuesday unveiled a line of its popular iMac personal computers starting at a suggested retail price of $999, marking the company’s debut in the market for computers selling for less than $1,000. Today, Apple has broke new ground in the world of computer electronics and licensing.
In a licensing agreement and joint partnership with Nintendo Ltd., Apple announced today that it will ship a fourth configuration called the PokéMac Special Edition in five Pokémon character themes. The PokéMac Special Edition will be based on the iMac DV, sharing the same components except for the differently colored LEXAN shell, Steve Jobs noted during the conference. Also bundled with the PokéMac Special Edition are two packs of Pokémon trading cards, desktop themes, and stickers.
The five PokéMac Special Edition character themes have not yet been publicly disclosed, but we’re extremely confident that #25 Pikachu, the most popular Pokémon character, definitely made the cut. The PokéMac Special Edition will sell for US$1399. Stay tuned as more information becomes available.
If you didn’t know by now, this is a joke. Have a nice Columbus Day weekend.