Despite the seemingly unimpeachable nature of the source, many Mac users believe that Steve Jobs’ Leopard presentation yesterday was nothing but a collection of cleverly Photoshoped images.
After a string of supposed Leopard screen shots were promulgated on the Internet prior to WWDC, many may be gun shy.
As soon as Apple posted the QuickTime stream of the WWDC keynote, Mac users noted some troubling details about the so-called “Leopard demos.”
Analyzing screen captures he had taken of Jobs’ demo of Spaces, Mac user Alex Johnson noted “There’s severe pixellation on the edge of every window. And the font kerning is all wrong.
“Here,” he said pointing at the screen with a Space Food Stick. “And here.”
“Now, sure, it could be because it’s a screen capture of an overloaded QuickTime stream. Or it could be because this is yet another phony collection of Photoshop creations intended to fool eager Mac users into thinking Apple is going to release features called ‘Time Machine’ and ‘Spaces.’
“Wake up, sheeple!” Johnson shouted.
Then he angrily took a bite of the Space Food Stick.
Other Mac users went further than Johnson and speculated that Jobs himself may be a clever Photoshopping, pointing to the pronounced edge of his outline against the screen behind him.
“But I don’t just mean in the picture,” said Carl Stoller. “I mean all the time.
“Maybe I’ve just been burned too many times by Apple screen captures, but don’t you think Steve is just a little too good to be true?”
Apple representatives stood by the veracity of the screen images shown during the keynote.
But, under closer questioning, they did admit that Phil Schiller wasn’t really on a rollercoaster in the iChat demo.