Future Apple Hardware Images Leaked in Draft Website?

A reader over at MacRumors.com apparently has discovered a website containing promotional website graphics for yet to be announced Apple products. As MacRumors states, typically such images are easily dismissed as fan made mock-ups based purely on speculation, however these images (in apparent draft form) were accompanied by a valid @apple.com iTunes store account and password.

The products apparently revealed are a new Aluminum MacBook and a MacBook Pro which resembles the current iMac. The site also included teasers for iTunes 8, stating a release date as the 10th of June, and a website graphic introducing the iPhone to Australia.

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I knew they were fake. They're just too ugly for being real :P

(and I didn't buy my mac for the looks. I don't think people have to buy their laptops for the hardware, but for the usability. My mac can do everything any other windows laptop can do except for playing games. If you want games, buy a console that is designed for it. The only difference that my macbook has with a Dell XPS of a friend of mine is the graphics card. But OS X doesn't need superb hardware to run on, unlike Vista. I bought mine for the ease of use. It's simple)

Why do people fall for these fakes, time after time, after time. More importantly perhaps, why do people create them in the first place? What possible benefit is there?

Why is a Neowin news poster taking them seriously enough to post them as "news"?

Why where we all stupid enough to not only click, and read, but also comment on this obvious trap?

Hmmm, does anyone have pictures of the fake leak? Macrumors post is down. I know they're fake but I still want to see 'em!

Who cares? They are still overpriced for what they offer, and look very similar to the stuff they already make.

Apple is nothing more than a fasion statement.

(LTD said @ #1)
It runs OS X.

Sold.

Which only applies to you and yourself only. Anyone with a reasonable head on their shoulders will look at hardware specifications and/or features before buying any computer, as the computer must do what you want it to do, and if it cannot perform those tasks, then the whole point of buying it is lost.

Hell, just look at Air. Many people were disappointed as it was.. well, featureless aside from being thin and having OS X.

(tsupersonic said @ #7.4)
Congratulations, you have an operating system that can be hacked within 2 minutes. :P

That's true of any operating system.

Meh. I can't wait til they release the Apple Exploding Butt Plug, cuz you know all the fans will buy it...

Apple has interesting design, which people are interested in. It also helps if someone is considering a new MacBook (Pro) and doesn't know whether to buy or wait until there's an update... There are lots of reasons to care.

(Skyfrog said @ #3)

You do realize Apple is an American company, right?

Good point. But that does not mean that Apple cannot use it on its UK sites.

Case in point: Apple UK - Apple Keyboard

With its elegant anodised aluminium enclosure, the Apple Keyboard looks equally at home in your living room or on your desk.

(JamesWeb said @ #2.5)
But it's not the UK site, I don't get ya mate.

Well, theoretically, they could have come from Apple UK source material. We wouldn't know that if it were leaked though.

If anyone bothers to read the comments posted on the MacRumors post you will see the many reasons why this is fake.

With instant "internet" news becoming accepted as a valid and truthful source, every day has the potential to be "April Fool's Day".

It is hard to balance getting news out quickly to avoid the "old news" comments, yet ensure that the source is correct.

(EduardValencia said @ #1.3)
True,however the thing that worries me more,is that neowin is having the fake apple campaign in their main news
Because this is a conspiracy against Microsoft. Let's all hate everything non-Microsoft.

Whatever.

(markjensen said @ #1.1)
With instant "internet" news becoming accepted as a valid and truthful source, every day has the potential to be "April Fool's Day".

It is hard to balance getting news out quickly to avoid the "old news" comments, yet ensure that the source is correct.

Ah right, because it's more important not to trigger the stupidity of such Internet morons than to do a proper job as a "journalist". =p

(markjensen said @ #1.1)
With instant "internet" news becoming accepted as a valid and truthful source, every day has the potential to be "April Fool's Day".

It is hard to balance getting news out quickly to avoid the "old news" comments, yet ensure that the source is correct.

Yes, I have read a very scary article in the newspaper on how the internet turned into a source of disinformation and as how people believe the first thing they read...

(Beastage said @ #1.6)
Yes, I have read a very scary article in the newspaper on how the internet turned into a source of disinformation and as how people believe the first thing they read...
I saw that article on DIGG, and instantly believed it 110%! :P
(ok, just being silly here)