Happy April Fools' Day 2013: RunKeeper for iPad, iPlay Game Console, and More

apple_original_logo_150As happens every year on April 1, today is April Fools' Day, and readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites. Today also represents Apple's 37th anniversary, with their partnership having officially been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

As has become tradition, a number of today's pranks have focused on Apple, and here are a few of the more interesting ones to surface so far today.

RunKeeper for iPad

For those users not content with the small iPhone screen to help track their runs, RunKeeper has announced RunKeeper for iPad.

We’re always trying to do more to make running and getting in shape easier and more intuitive.

In the process, we’ve discovered that for many of our users, the phone screen is just too small to get all that important real-time fitness information into one convenient place.


iPlay Game Console

IGN today shared a "promotional video" for a new "iPlay" game console from Apple, including a numbers of features such as motion control and an extensive library of launch titles.


iWatch

TechCrunch points to a video from AppleInsider.ru showing off Apple's "iWatch" project, which actually turns out to just be a premium-priced wrist strap to allow users to attach their iPhones and iPads to their wrists.


Orange Teardown

Tired of tearing down Apple products to examine their internals and assess their repairability, iFixit has moved on to a different fruit with its new Orange teardown.

MacRumors has not participated in April Fools' Day prank news stories in the past, and have no plans to breakout from that tradition this year. All news stories posted on our site today are real.

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99 months ago
See, this is the annoying part about April Fools: fake products that you wish were real.

I mean, sure, RunKeeper for iPad is absurd, but there are probably a lot of Android phone owners out there that would like to have that enormous chest strap for their new phones.
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99 months ago


MacRumors has not participated in April Fools' Day prank news stories in the past, and have no plans to breakout from that tradition this year. All news stories posted on our site today are real.


I see what you did there ;)
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99 months ago
I'd still like to get my hands on a Macbook Wheel.
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99 months ago
OK. I usually hate April fool's day jokes. That's because most of them aren't actually funny jokes. So many people think that it's "humor" to simply lie and say something like, "OMG. Tim Cook is leaving Apple to become CEO of Dell." That's not humor--that's just pathetic.

BUT... that iFixIt teardown of an orange--now that was funny. Make sure you get to the conclusion when they assign it a 0/10 repairability and list the reasons.
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99 months ago

All news stories posted on our site today are real.


Or are they?
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99 months ago
I wish my AAPL stock crashing again today was a hoax. *sigh*
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