Apple's Beats brand in April unveiled the Powerbeats Pro, a redesigned wire-free version of its popular fitness-oriented Powerbeats earbuds.
Happy April Fools' Day: April 1, 2011
Among the popular April Fools' Day jokes making the rounds today:
- ThinkGeek is offering a Playmobil Apple Store Playset with an available "Line Pack" of extra figures to allow kids to accurately simulate the Apple retail store experience.
- Self-repair proponents iFixit have actually released an iPhone 4 Oppression Kit for those customers whose devices have standard Phillips screws and who find those screws too easy to remove. With the new iPhone 4 Oppression Kit, users can replace those screws with Apple's new pentalobular screws, making it nearly impossible to open their iPhone if they lose the compatible screwdriver included in the kit.
- Google is debuting Gmail Motion a new Gmail interface that takes advantage of the user's webcam to interpret gestures and other motions for controlling Gmail.
Google has of course rolled out a number of other April Fools' Day features from its different product teams, including a "1911" YouTube filter that turns any video into a sepia-toned silent film.
MacRumors does not participate in April Fools' Day prank news stories, although we have in the past occasionally supplemented our coverage with such special features as a Big Bunny Bundle and Page 3 rumors.