Apple Event Much Sooner Than Thought?

We don’t put a lot of stock in this right now, having not gotten any confirmation of it ourselves, but there is an alleged invitation floating around the web of an Apple Event on February 1 (that’d be this coming Friday). Better safe than sorry, we decided to post it without any confirmation, and let the Apple Recon faithful make their own decision. We think it’s fishy how blurred the Apple logo is, yet how sharp the rest of the text appears…also, the large text looks very plain, not smooth and antialiased like Apple usually would do…we’ll see…

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Let us be the first to say though, that if it turns out we were wrong and this does come on February 1, nothing would make us happier! See, ultimately, we’re all Apple fans like everyone else that reads this site, so the less time we have to wait until we see Leopard and iLife and everything else, the better!!

Still working on the big Monday story, stay tuned! (and as of this writing, no one has gotten very close to guessing what the big story is about…keep on guessing!)

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36 Responses to Apple Event Much Sooner Than Thought?

  1. me says:

    LAME

    you are spamming digg with your late stories. This news is from yesterday AND there was a higher up story on digg a long ass time ago. it is clear you are a rumor mongering spam blog.

  2. bonobopress says:

    absolutely false. this isn’t even close to the sort of collateral design Apple does.

  3. Ethan says:

    Yeah, I personally doubt it. I know that this is isn’t saying much, but the image just doesn’t look like something Apple puts out.

    If this is a fake, they did a reasonably good job content-wise…

    “Should old acquaintance be forgot…”

    This is the typical Apple catch-phrase kind of, although who knows what the hell its supposed to mean.

    “Please join us at Moscone West for an invitation only Apple Special Event on February 1st at 11a.m..”

    Of course, the location is likely correct. Would they typically add “Special”, or would it just be “Apple Event”?

    “Registration begins at 10a.m., please arrive early.”

    Registration is pretty much always an hour prior, and Apple always says “Please arrive early.”

    I won’t try to analyze the rest, since I don’t really have much to say. I guess we should just wait 6 days and find out.

  4. […] Apple Recon riferisce che l’evento speciale con buona probabilità potrebbe essere anticipato addirittura al 1 […]

  5. Damond says:

    This came be true. Apple would never announce it like this. Why? Its too soon to the date of the event. How are they sposed to pack a hall of loyal mac fans with just 3 or 4 days. Most people travel to these events.

  6. Awcabot says:

    Likely false.

    THere is no scheduled event at Moscone West (see their events calendar at moscone.com) and Apple has a conference room to hold such invitation only press events without having to resort to convention centers.

  7. PV says:

    Please! Are you kidding me! There are two reasons this can’t be true:
    1. Stevie boy would fire the graphic designer and send the ad to the trash.
    2. A true invitation would be around the horn many times by time and therefore be well known..

  8. William says:

    International Stroke Conference 2007 is scheduled for Feb 1 at Moscone West. Maybe Apple will announce the iPacemaker that day.

  9. Robert Hutwohl says:

    Besides, wouldn’t the expression be: “should old acquaintances be forgotten” ?? This just does not have the professional polish that Apple is used to expressing. The above ad just seems stilted.

  10. Ken says:

    Maybe the event is real; maybe leprechauns are real, but the invitation is a fake. As others have pointed out, Apple hasn’t reserved anything at Moscone, Apple holds its press-only events in its conference room, and Apple’s artwork is simple and always against a white background.

    All that aside, it should be obvious that it is a fake: it’s one month too late for Auld Lang Syne and the lyrics are spelled wrong. It is “Should auld acquaintance be forgot.” (not “forgotten,” it’s an old Scots song.)

    It’s also a mish-mash: there’s no connection between the picture, the date, and the song. It couldn’t be more obviously fake if it were an invitation to a Valentine’s Day event with the lyrics to Yankee Doodle Dandy and a picture of a Christmas Tree.

    Apple is anything but scatterbrained.

  11. hojo says:

    It’s definitely fake.

    But Hutwohl, come on, have you never heard of “Auld Lang Syne”? Get away from your computer for two seconds and learn a little more about the world.

  12. Bruce Hoult says:

    ‘Besides, wouldn’t the expression be: “should old acquaintances be forgotten” ??’

    Tell tha ta Robbie Burns, wee laddie.

    I don’t think the iPhone was enough to justify the “The first 30 years were just the beginning. Welcome to 2007.” message on Apple’s web site at the beginning of this month.

    And there is to doubt that this tag line fits in perfectly with that message.

    Which is not to say that it is genuine.

  13. Ben says:

    Also, February 1 is Thursday, not Friday.

  14. Johnny Appleseed says:

    Hrm, this could be a serious blow to what was shaping up as a credible new rumor site.

  15. alex says:

    That’s bullshit!

  16. applerecon says:

    Yep, like we said, we don’t put much stock in this thing, it just looks all wrong, and obviously there is a problem with the venue already being booked 🙂

    RE: the first poster “me”…everyone is entitled to their opinion, and unlike certain places, we won’t censor you and remove your post…sorry that you feel that way, you can take your trolling elsewhere. We are not a spam blog, or anything of the sort, just trying to post Apple news and rumors…perhaps you’ve noticed that we’re not running ads, and have no plans to do so? We are getting NOTHING out of this other than the fun of it…

  17. Ken says:

    Let’s give Apple Recon a little slack. A new rumor site doesn’t have much to talk about until it develops a network of informants. Better to post anything than nothing to let us all know he’s alive. At least this one keeps us entertained!

  18. The Nerd says:

    I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but seriously get a clue. If you want to get your blog noticed get your heads down and do some hard graft blogging. Talk about new widgets, new freeware for Macs, possible features in the next version of OS X and on the iPhone.

    Making up shoddy rumours to get attention will only damage your own reputation and leave you without any readers because you can’t be trusted.

    It would be great to see another really professional Apple blog on WordPress, so why don’t you guys try and be that site and leave the crap rumours up to ThinkSecret.

  19. Greg says:

    This image seems to have been picked up by enough sites that it deserves to at least be a “page 2” story, as it is on MacRumors. However, all things considered, it does look like a fake. In addition, to the evidence cited above, there is a serious typo: 11:30.. The extra period makes the sentence not only grammatically incorrect (as only one period is required at the end of a sentence, regardless of the circumstance. sigh, yes, I am a teacher), but it is also ugly. With very few exceptions, Apple does many things––sometimes good, and sometimes a bit on the evil side––but never ugly (questionable at the worst––like the old toilet-seat i-books).

  20. Jeremy says:

    Apple Recon, you’ve severely damage the reputability of your neophyte rumor site with a image-gasm like this. I don’t blame you for holding this “Juicy, exclusive” news for Monday morning, but putting something like this up will cause lots of new visitors to smell “youthful ignorance” and stop visiting unless your digg’ed or TUAW’ed to again.

    Be careful the things you post.

    Thanks!

  21. Bob says:

    I’m afraid you’ve now damaged the fledgling reputation you were just starting to create…

    I must agree with everyone else that this is an obviously ill-conceived fake. The problem is that you guys should have seen that as well and not posted it as some sort of newsworthy posting.

    Nothing else to post, it would appear…

    As my mom would say, “If you don’t have something good to say, say nothing at all.”

    However, I’m willing to give you guys a try for a while, so you’ll stay in my Mac bookmarks… 🙂

  22. Jeff Ventura says:

    Apple Recon, come on. You’re spreading nothing but thin-air crap right now.

    I told you before, and I’ll tell you again: if you want to be a real, LONG-TERM player, you need to build credibility. Posting garbage like this isn’t going to get you there.

  23. Michael says:

    Completely fake. That’s the wrong font. Apple uses it’s own version of Myriad Pro, called Myriad Set (used to be Myriad Apple).

  24. astromoose says:

    I don’t see why some of you have to slam them for this post. the post was full of disclaimers as to the veracity of the invite. BTW i thought the speculation on the ipad was very astute. keep it coming guys.

  25. Kendal says:

    The image is fake, and the language used is too poor for Apple to bother with.

  26. Johnny Appleseed says:

    The funny part is, it can be easily verified by simply asking Apple PR. If it’s real they’re not going to deny it.

  27. CottonIJoe says:

    lol, since when does Apple use Arial or something similar? Poorly done fake.

  28. Casper says:

    Why don’t you guys post something after you ask any 5th grader to check the grammar on the ad copy? Leading people on to believe this crap doesn’t help the credibility of this site.

  29. Alex says:

    Why is everyone so up in arms about the diction of the supposed invitation? The “grammar” is quite in keeping with it’s original source, Robert Burns’ Poem “Auld Lang Syne”:

    Burns’ verse:
    “Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    and never brought to mind ?
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    and auld lang syne ?”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27Auld_Lang_Syne%27

    Relax, folks, and allow for a little artistic license (and accuracy) in even faked advertising. 🙂
    ..alex.

  30. webmacster87 says:

    Well, congratulations, you guys were dead wrong. This looked so fake from the moment I first layed eyes on it–heck, the Apple logo even had a drop shadow!

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  34. Loren says:

    It’s some werid but maybe acceptably

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