26 Jul 04Apple Working On Vaguely Tantalizing Device.

Highly placed sources in Apple hardware engineering indicate the company is currently in the prototyping stage on a vaguely tantalizing device. The new device is said to be round with buttons, has a unique user interface, and will come in multiple colors.

Unless it’s square with rounded corners, in which case it’ll be monochrome and have a set of knobs.

Still, several initial versions of the device have been seen around the Apple campus that are triangular and have a microphone jack and are jet black, so we can’t rule that out. At this point, though, sources were able to thoroughly debunk rumors that the device is shaped like a rhombus and has two switches and a tiny joy stick.

Unless trapezoids and rhombuses are the same thing in which case all bets are off.

One thing is clear. All sources agree that the device is a new form of music player that will also play digital movies.

Except for those who believe it’s a cell phone.

And a couple of guys swear it’s a tablet PC.

And, well, for the sake of completeness, one guy says it’s a pan flute, but we’re pretty sure he’s just yanking us.

Steve Jobs is expected to introduce the device at January’s Macworld San Francisco, or maybe next year’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference.

But introduction at an Apple event some time in between or after is not out of the question.

Apple declined to comment on any vaguely tantalizing devices it may or may not be working on, but did indicate it was working on things, by which the company means new products which will be released at some time in the future.

Which may or may not be vaguely tantalizing devices themselves. So in the company’s very refusal to confirm the existence of a vaguely tantalizing device that it is currently prototyping, it hinted at it’s existence.

So, to sum up…


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  1. Firsty the Clown says:


  2. Lasty the Boy Who is Afraid of Clowns says:


  3. Dwartz Farquhartz says:

    Question to Firsty: How do you get all your buddies in that frickin’ car?

  4. Firsty the Clown says:

    I don’t know or care. I just get there first, and let them cram their way in.

  5. Ambrose Chapel says:

    whatever it is…i need one!

  6. Thomas says:

    I just ordered one online, but each time I check, the ship date keeps changing, bummer.

  7. lurkin lurkin gurkin says:

    seven of nine was seen with one of the devices during a recent beta test.


  8. Question for Lurkin says:

    Are you saying that Steve is planing on releasing a new line of Borg implants?

    Talk about extending the reality distortion field…

  9. insider says:

    I heard that Seven of Nine did a deal with The Entity.

    Or, was that Seven Eleven.

    Drat, I’m so confused.

  10. Thomas says:

    Woo Hoo!

    Tenth post. Only next one is Eleven and you know how hot the eleventh post is!

  11. Joscelin says:

    Help, Help! It burns, it burns!

  12. UhhhDude says:


    (Not so hot, but at least it’s cool to the touch.)

    I heard they were developing a headless Powerbook. Just add your own LCD and go.

  13. Sounds like they already have.

  14. Moltz is God says:

    Posted on MacCentral just six minutes after this story:


    Could this be the vaugely tantalizing device?

    Could this be the end of crazy rumors?

  15. Angus says:

    When are Apple finally going to launch the iNuke, though? That’s what I want to know.

  16. Thomas says:

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    MegaPost Woot! Woot! Woot! Woot!

    *Dances around with boxers on head*

  17. Huck says:

    Dangit eleventh post, why must you come first?

  18. Firsty the Clown says:

    Hold on, here. I’m Firsty the Clown – and I’m seventeenth! I’m being impersonated by – Aaaaaaaargh

  19. Pan Fried says:

    Woo hoo! My second prime number post (see PvT)! Oh yeah!

  20. zamphire says:

    I for one cant wait for an Apple-fied pan flute.

  21. Moltz for President says:

    Now…exactly what is a pan flute? I tried looking it up in Tech Dictionary, but they had no clue. They did say they would consider adding it in the future, so apparently it is cutting edge!

  22. Camron Diez says:

    I’m Last!


  23. Del says:

    You are?

  24. Carlos says:

    Rhombi, neh?

    Live long and prosper,


  25. pran says:


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  27. pran says:

    comments moderating people freak out whenever you post stuff like this:



  28. deepkid says:

    Buaha! Reads like most mac rumors sites these days. :B

  29. Tenniru says:

    Pan flutes are awesome. I saw one once. It had wings, and it spat death rays. It even had a built-in coffee machine and a time traveling device.

    You know what? Fine. I’ve never seen a pan flute. Be that way.

  30. Huck says:

    I can see your epidermis.

  31. Cameron Diaz says:

    I’m last!


  32. Lasty the Hobo says:

    Not any more.

  33. won says:

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    Pan flute! Use it in good health.


  34. younghart says:

    Right, rhombi! Dude!

    And by the way: trapezoids and rhombi are not the same. a rhombus is a subset of trapezoid, the ones whose sides have all the same length.

    And while you`re at it: a square is a subset of that again. With the same angle ateach corner.

    Where are the geeks who care about this stuff?

  35. Lasty the Boy Who is Afraid of Clowns says: