Shocking news over the weekend has rocked the Macintosh community. In a series of devastating revelations posted to Slashdot and other sites, Apple has been revealed to be a hoax.
As the following pictures will reveal, the company, the staff and even the Macintosh itself are all an elaborate fabrication.
In this startling picture, obtained from Apple’s own web site, you can actually see the wires holding up the “Power Mac” and “Cinema Display”.
Around the “Apple” world today, users report tapping on the front of their “screens”, only to have them fall over, revealing them to be nothing but cardboard facades.
“I’m not sure why I never noticed that the ‘computer’ I was working with was simply a cardboard facade held up with wire,” said the San Jose Mercury News’ Dan Gillmor. “But I’ll admit, I was had.
“Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go buy a PC.”
Further evidence comes from Mac user Matthew Reddick, who posted his findings to the Internet on Sunday. According to Reddick, he was startled when he walked into a local Target, looking to purchase a picture frame.
“I was fishing through a bunch of them and there, at the back, was a frame with pictures of all the Apple executives in it,” Reddick wrote, also posting the following image.
“Cleary the images on Apple’s site are stock footage taken from a store-bought frame. These ‘executives’ don’t even exist.”
Finally, calls placed to “Apple” today were met only with a message indicating the number was not in service.
While it is still unclear who has perpetrated this elaborate hoax, spanning decades and involving the great expense of trade shows and fake marketing campaigns, some point to well-known kidder Leonard Swinton of Montoursville, PA.
“I ain’t sayin’ he did it, but Lenny’s always pulling crazy stuff like this,” said Marvin Aikens, a friend of Swinton’s.
“Heh. That Lenny…”