iWalk photos/video - Removed
Brett Barden wrote in to report that SpyMac.com removed their iWalk photos this evening:
By legal request, we have removed all iWalk footage from our server. Sorry everyone, but we held out as long as we could.
Based on the level of doubt everyone has had regarding the authenticity of the photos/video... I'm sure there will be questions whether they were really forced to remove the video or if it was to make the fraud complete. I'll let you decide that for yourself.
Personally, I've seen too many arguments for why images are "clearly fake" that have turned out to be real to believe the "self-appointed" experts on the net. (Why the Cube photos were "fake", Why the Quicksilver photos were "fake"). However, SpyMac does conveniently cover their ass:
So will we see this released on Monday? Judging from the video, no way. The unit seems to still be in a testing phase - how else can one explain the large "wheel" at the bottom of the unit and the obtrusive port at the top? Indeed, it could be speculated that the "iWalk" exists in many different forms which are currently being evaluated (thus the reason why our source originally described the unit as looking completely different). Designs evolve over time.
Judge for yourself...
Update: Spymac updated their site with a claim that combo drives will be standard across all iBooks come MWSF. (thanks to Kevin Grant for the headsup)