17 Jan 06Intel-Based Macs To Have "Intel Inside" Logo.


In an event that is sure to be almost as disappointing to Mac users as the naming of the MacBook Pro, Crazy Apple Rumors Site has learned that Apple has lost the legal and marketing battle with Intel to keep the “Intel Inside” logo off of Intel-based Macs.

According to sources, while the Intel-based iMac’s “Intel Inside” logo will be placed unobtrusively on the back of the computer, the same logo will deface the top of the MacBook Pro.

Internal Apple images funneled to Crazy Apple Rumors Site show the MacBook Pro as it would appear with Intel’s logo.

As with the stickers it places on Windows-based PCs, the Intel logo on the MacBook Pro can only be removed with an acetylene torch.

In order to balance out the look of the MacBook, Apple is planning on adding a more palatable image to Mac users on the other side of the lid – the traditional Mac OS logo.

But that’s not the end.

Due to a contractual obligation on Intel’s part to Microsoft, all laptops that ship with Intel processors must ship with the Windows logo affixed to them. Therefore, the MacBook Pro will also feature the Windows XP logo.

Apple, in a counter-move, will add the QuickTime logo.

However, through a trail of contractual obligations too complicated to follow, the final image of what the MacBook Pro will look like when it ships may be too hideous for many Mac users to handle.

Apple declined to comment on this story, but several hundred thousand of those white, waxy sticker backings have been turning up in landfills near Cupertino.

47 Responses to “Intel-Based Macs To Have "Intel Inside" Logo.”

  1. John says:

    Huw? what kind of name is that?

  2. Aimon says:

    And what the hell kind of name is “John”?

    Oh and 3rd!!!!!!!!

  3. iBode says:

    4th!

    The Horror! My eyes!

  4. Tim says:

    damn fifth…one day I will be first

  5. OverclockedLemon says:

    Aiieeeeee! Nooooo nooo nooo!

    5th.

  6. OverclockedLemon says:

    Wow, I was really off. 7th…no, 8th! no, 9th!

    aaaaah!

    *head explodes*

  7. Elmer says:

    What kind of name is Omicron?

  8. Nxxx says:

    PRETTY. I want.

  9. Bean says:

    Eleventyith… and I make fun of all your names. How do you pronounce Nxxx, anyway, without any vowels? Or do you think you’re Welsh or something, and can make perfectly good consonants double vowels as you please?

    I hereby reclaim all x’s in the name of consonants worldwide!

  10. Huh? says:

    My pants have contractual obligations.

    Don’t ask…..

    moo

  11. Bean says:

    Oh yeah… where’s the Radeon logo? No MacBook can be without it! As a pretending representative of ATI, I hereby demand that this gross oversight be rectified.

  12. kiki says:

    Apple left off the ubiquitous “Mountain men love mountain women” sticker

  13. kiki says:

    Oh yeah, and “I compute and I vote”. Classic, classic stuff.

  14. kiki says:

    And don’t forget: “One not uncommonly converses with ones self”. THAT’S the gravy.

  15. Slowpoke says:

    i like it!! đŸ˜€

  16. Streetrabbit says:

    Moltz is that your Powerbook?

    That’s what I call “taking one for the team”.

  17. Streetrabbit says:

    …by team I mean the American Rumor Site Eclectic.

  18. Will Feldhusen says:

    Thats what my powerbook looks like now.

    Except I can take mine off. I’m getting scared again.

  19. Michael Dell says:

    I don’t get it.. Is there something wrong with stickers on laptops?

    Sincerely,

    Michael.

  20. Chris says:

    Where’s the “Git R Done” sticker?

  21. Brent says:

    What, no ikthys (Christian fish symbol) or Darwin fish?

  22. RMR says:

    Ah, yes the MacBook NASCAR version.

  23. Ace Deuce says:

    I’d expect a fruit sticker, like “Dole” or “Washington State Apple.”

  24. Abe Lincolnlogski says:

    Marketing Bastards from Hell !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Damm them all to ……… Hell ! ……. where I guess they orginally came from……. so they can just like go back to hell….. I guess.

    OH, and don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way back to hell ! You marketing bastards from ….. well you know where you’re from!

  25. Attorney says:

    This rumor can be confirmed. However, what was omitted is the fact that under secondary lawsuits, the keyboard keys Q-U have lost their positions. They will now be replaced by symbolic representations of the seven deadly sins. Hey, its strange new world.

  26. Where’s the Got Milk sticker?! Hmm, I dont know if Mac users are gonna be very happy without that.

  27. CTHULHU says:

    YOUR PUNY SCREENSHOT LACKS THE UNSPEAKABLE HORROR THAT WOULD ACCOMPANY THE REAL THING! SHOULD ANY OF YOU MORTALS WITNESS SUCH HORROR IN PERSON, YOU WOULD CHEW YOUR OWN HEAD OFF AT THE NECK TO ESCAPE!!

    THE CHURCH OF SATAN LOGO IS A NICE TOUCH!!! THEY’RE SUCH A FRIENDLY GROUP, FOR A BUNCH OF PUNY MORTALS!!!!!

  28. jimothy says:

    You forgot the all important “NOS” sticker.

  29. Del says:

    Wouldn’t that be Got SoyMilk?

    Also nice pic’s Howard. It’s been awhile since we’ve gotten to see your work.

  30. I don’t get it. Why are more stickers supposed to be funny? Am I missing something? I thought that was industry standard.

  31. I don’t get it. Why are more stickers supposed to be funny? Am I missing something? I thought that was industry standard.

  32. I don’t get it. Why are more stickers supposed to be funny? Am I missing something? I thought that was industry standard.

  33. won says:

    “Ask Dr. Ruth” heh heh heh

  34. Brent says:

    Hey, yeah! Good going, Howard!

  35. The Damned Ghost Of Tookie says:

    “Apple left off the ubiquitous “Mountain men love mountain women” sticker”

    Unless you are on Pokeback Mountian, or Brokeback or Bareback or whatever it is.

  36. Picker of Nits says:

    Hmmmm, this changes things. Now I can’t use my Calvin-peeing-on-an-Intel-Inside-logo sticker.

    Well, I can always put it on the back window of my pimped-out ’97 Nissan Sentra.

  37. troll says:

    Hooray! The SQL/DB Errors are back! Masako, go to my room.

  38. Leibnitz, N. says:

    Intel stopped the ‘Intel Inside’ campaign several months ago, rendering the entire column nonsensical.

    Which, I guess, is actually the point, now that I’ve thought about it for, like, 2-3 hours…

  39. MacMastery says:

    How about; “My other laptop is a Beowulf cluster”

    You should see the size of my lap.

  40. Hobbs says:

    Shouldn’t the Intel logo be inside the Apple logo?

    …….Har…Har…..Snort!

    Me soooooo funny!

  41. iFleming says:

    You forgot the Amiga sticker! (O_O)

  42. caerulea says:

    mmmmmm….. stickers

  43. It’ll be a cold day in hell before we see an abomination such as that. Blasphemous! Imagine a Windows logo on an Apple

  44. Windows User says:

    How could anyone devote so much of their life to caring about this crap

  45. elmerhomero says:

    damn!!! 44

  46. Zoidberg says:

    woo woop woop woop woop woo!

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