Ok, this has been analyzed as fake, but worth a look anyway.
The box is too large, the styrofoam isn't apple's style, and you can even see the paper on top of the ihome on one pic, not to mention the dent on the ihome in one of the images. Its definitely a fake, but, nice try...
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On one of the pics, I swear you can see the ridges in the box. It's just a bad fake, and if anyone had that much time with the "real Q88" I would think they would show the book that was next to it and have zoom pics of it. Pathetic, but funny.
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:ohmy: The iBook box graphics are terrible and look nothing like the pictures on other i products. Additionally, what appears to be a head phone jack is on the front and is identical to what appears to be a powerjack on the back. The iHome has a modem, something that wouldn't be on an apple set top box (yes i am aware some digital cable and sat boxes have them). Regardless of any smaller details, just as i told jacob, it is blatantly obvious that this is a fake due to the cheap styrofoam used in the box(sometimes its the smallest of details that can give you away). Oh and Apple doesn't own the trademark to iHome that i know of.
Even with its flaws, I will give the creator of the iHome props for trying. He certainly did a better job than most people who try to fool rumor-hungry mac fans in the day before Macworld. I think this one will go down in the history books with the iWalk and the elevator iMac G5.
Achoo! Sorry I'm allergic to BS. But the concept with the apple logo isn't new. A while ago-before 1995, i think-Apple did make a set top box (the M4120 Interactive Cable TV Box)-only a few hundred were made and they were test models, but the product never made it to mass production. Pics-
I have no idea what its purpose was-but it was probly where the whole idea of web tv and tivo came from-another innovation that apple was ahead of its time with......
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well, apple learned its lesson with the Newton, and waiting on a set top box, was a smart decision in my opinion. I am a firm believer that the market is just now mature enough for such an item.
If indeed that item is real, as you posted, I am sure that Apple has had plenty of time to perfect the product. If this is the case, you can bet your bottom dollar that the product will be as good or better than the ipod. Who will need TIVO if Apple can offer that plus many many other features in a very nicely designed box? Apple will do what they did to the MP3 market times 10...
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damn whitlock, we're using the same brain cell again.
I ordered mine about 3 hours ago. CANNOT wait.
What options you get?
I dunno if anyone noticed, but the mini is 6.5 inches square by 2 inches tall. A single DIN car stereo is 7 inches by 2 inches tall. Now, with all the technology at our disposal, who else is thinking what I am?
Does anyone remember the joint venture between apple and BanDai? the set top box named Pippin?
Ubergeek, its kind of ironic, but the internals in that photo look almost identical to the internals of my NeXT Slab
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