Apple Rumour: The iPhone
I love Apple rumours, don’t you? It’s certainly one of the companies everyone loves to speculate about, even though we know that nothing’s certain until Steve Jobs sings.
What’s quite cool (for a while) is the amount of spoof product and ad shots that people seem to spend a lot of time concocting. Some of them are quite convincing, too. Here we go with the iPhone.
The Rumour Mill Says…
MobileMag are just one site that have published the spoof Apple iPhone ad. Yeah, someone’s got the ‘Apple font’ and the white background and suddenly they’re on the PR team. "Everything you expect from a Mac, from a phone" is the tag. "Say hello to everyone" another one beams.
Join the club, watch the "iPhone Ad" on YouTube.
See how many old adverts someone has clipped together or Photoshopped to create it. Convincing? Maybe not, but it seems to well up the hope that many Apple fans have for another way to bring Apple into their life.
It’s easy to lose count of how many previous rumours have been off-the-wall and proved wrong when Steve actually starts talking.
Next time he’ll talk is on Monday, August 7th at the World Wide
Developers Conference (WWDC06). We’ll see what happens (and of course
we’ll tell you about it).
Finally, you can play WWDC Bingo, courtesy of Ars Technica – can you get five rumours in a row?
Well, this one’s been rumbling on and off for a while. Do Apple really
want to get into mobile phones? How does it fit into their digital
lifestyle strategy? Will the iPod generation and Mac addicts really
want to commit another part of their lifestyle to Apple?
My feeling is it’s fairly likely. Whether it gets announced on
Monday is another matter, but so I have a bigger chance of looking
stupid (hey, why not) I’ll rate the likelihood of Mr Jobs unveiling an
iPhone (or similar device with a different name) on Monday – 60%:
So what do you reckon? iPhone, anyone?