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Happy April Fools' Day 2015: HiRise Toast, Pets Unleashed 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 39th anniversary, with their partnership having officially been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.

As has become tradition, a number of today's pranks have focused on Apple and tech, and here are a few of the more interesting ones to surface so far today. Keep in mind that some hoaxes may be mildly NSFW, so turning down your volume or watching later may be best if you are at work or in a public space.

iFaxit

Repair your Apple products using iFixit's repair manuals, now sent through fax.


HiRise Toast for iMac

Twelve South announced the HiRise Toast, an iMac stand that doubles as a toaster.

HiRise Toast
T-Mobile Pets Unleashed

T-Mobile introduced Pets Unleashed, a revolutionary new family plan that lets your pets get their paws on the hottest smartphones and stream the latest animal-related content without using up your data. The plan includes several apps such as Fetch Freedom, FitPet and Pet Tinder, ensuring that your dogs, cats and entire family stay connected.


Apple Watch Teardown

iFixit tears down the Apple Watch, except not the one you're probably thinking of.



Tesla's Model W

Tesla announced a new product line that pokes fun at the Apple Watch, the Model W. The Model W is a watch that tells the time and the date, and will improve your health. If you exercise. And it's available in platinum.

teslamodelw
This incredible new device from Tesla doesn't just tell the time, it also tells the date. What's more, it is infinitely adjustable, able to tell the time no matter where you are on Earth. Japan, Timbuktu, California, anywhere! This will change your life. Reality as you know it will never be the same.

No longer will you need to rudely examine your phone to read text messages. Now you can politely stare at the tiny screen on your wrist without anyone noticing.
Other Pranks and Hoaxes

  • Com.Google — Google's search engine in reverse
  • Amazon.com — Amazon's homepage goes retro to celebrate April Fools' Day
  • YouTube — Enable the new Auto-Darude Mode in the settings menu of any video
  • Moshi Kameleon Kloak — The first cloaking case for iPhone 6
  • Nintendo Apple Watch — A revolutionary new gaming experience on the wrist
  • Selfie Shoes by Miz Mooz — Taking the selfie stick to a whole new level
  • PlayStation Flow — A new wearable technology for the swimming pool
  • Redbox Petbox — The latest movies and games for your pets
  • MS-DOS Mobile — Microsoft releases MS-DOS for Windows Phone

    This post will be updated throughout April Fools' Day with the latest pranks and hoaxes.



  • Top Rated Comments

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    26 months ago
    Am i the only one who feels april fools was funny in my teenage years, now its just stupid
    Rating: 21 Votes
    26 months ago
    Grumpy posters on MacRumors are becoming such killjoys when it comes to April Fools' Day.

    Lighten up.
    Rating: 20 Votes
    26 months ago

    Am i the only one who feels april fools was funny in my teenage years, now its just stupid


    yes - you are the only one.
    Rating: 15 Votes
    26 months ago
    Ha ha, Apple again beat all the others. Their site announces a watch for 10.000 bucks.
    Rating: 14 Votes
    26 months ago
    Funny.

    Rating: 10 Votes
    26 months ago
    T-Mobile was good.
    Rating: 8 Votes
    26 months ago

    Am i the only one who feels april fools was funny in my teenage years, now its just stupid


    It was definitely funnier in the 40's :eek:
    Rating: 5 Votes
    26 months ago
    I'm sure there are people who legitimately want pet unleashed.
    Rating: 4 Votes
    26 months ago

    yes - you are the only one.


    Rating: 4 Votes
    26 months ago
    Received this email from the woodworking supply store Woodcraft this morning. Too bad it's not on their web page.
    Rating: 3 Votes

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