After weeks of speculation that next week’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference would see the long-awaited introduction of new iMacs, several sites have recently reported that an iMac refresh is off the table for months.
Some say that this is due to the current line’s continued success while other point to the difficulty in getting high volumes of the backlit LED displays the iMac will feature.
However, Crazy Apple Rumors Site has learned the real reason the new iMacs will be delayed.
According to sources, the new screens will not only be backlit LEDs, they will also be scratch-n-sniff.
“For years Mac users have dreamed of the ability to have odors delivered to them over the Internet,” said Peter Mehring, head of Mac hardware engineering. “And we’re about to make that dream come true. Our hardware is ready. The problem is there are no sites yet that take advantage of HOML. That’s Hyper Olfactory Markup Language.”
Mehring said that Apple has been trying in vain to get content providers to take advantage of this startling new technology.
“The Food Network. 1800Flowers. We even approached ESPN about having a ‘smell your favorite athlete’ option. What does Serina Williams smell like? I bet a lot of people want to know.
“I know I do.
“Anyway, we can’t launch with just the handful of porn sites we have. That’s just not going to cut it.”
Despite Mehring’s enthusiasm, several beta testers CARS reporters spoke to indicated the technology may benefit from a delay.
“I scratched the hell out of that screen and I still couldn’t smell the peppermint stick,” said Dan Moren. Out of the eight screen elements Moren was given to scratch and then sniff, he could only really smell the orange.
“Although, that is just like a real scratch-n-sniff.”
Apple’s scratch-n-sniff iMacs are expected to be delivered in time for the holiday season.
Hence the peppermint stick.