Aluminum MultiTouch MacBook, New MacBook Pro, and More? [Fake]

Wednesday April 16, 2008 8:43 PM PDT by Arnold Kim
Getting fake Cease and Desist Letters. Confirmed hoax

A MacRumors reader ran across a very unusual .Mac web page yesterday and was kind enough to forward it on. The page contained promotional images for Apple products, including a couple that are not yet shipping products. Specifically, an aluminum MacBook with multitouch and an iMac-like MacBook Pro design were shown:

Typically, we might dismiss such images as some of the many speculative fan-made mockups floating around, but the web page also listed a valid "@apple.com" iTunes Store account and password. Due to the live account information listed, we are not linking directly to the site, but have provided some screenshots below.

The site also revealed a number of other details, including teasers for iTunes 8, a 32GB iPhone, and a WWDC launch date (June 10th). The amount of information included at this early date, especially on a publicly accessible site, makes it difficult to believe. However, the live @apple.com iTunes account is difficult to ignore.

Update: The images appear identical to previous user-submitted mockups making these unlikely to be legitimate, however, they were still inexplicably associated with an Apple-owned account.

Update 2: Apparently, you can sign up for any Apple ID you want if no one else has picked it (stevenjobs@apple.com, sergeynpage@google.com, etc...) and they don't require you to have control of that email.