April Fools' Day

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April Fools' Day Articles

Happy April Fools' Day 2019: T-Mobile's Phone BoothE, Hyper's Ultimate Ultimate Hub, LEGO's Find My Brick App, and More

Monday April 1, 2019 6:20 am PDT by
The calendar has once again turned over to the first of April, and that means that April Fools' Day pranks will be running rampant online for the next day or so. With that in mind, as you browse the internet today you should be very wary of everything you read, particularly regarding any stories or announcements by major brands. As a point of comparison, last year companies teased their...

Google Maps Gains Version of Classic 'Snake' Game for April Fools' Day

Monday April 1, 2019 2:15 am PDT by
Google Maps has temporarily gained a new trick for April Fools', with users of the mobile app able to play a geographical version of the classic game Snake. To play the game, simply launch the Google Maps app, tap the menu icon in the top-left corner of the interface, then select Play Snake. Pick which city you'd like to play in – options include Cairo, London, San Francisco, São...

Happy April Fools' Day 2018: T-Mobile Re-Launches 'Sidekicks', Roku Streaming Socks, Brewolingo, and More

Sunday April 1, 2018 4:00 am PDT by
April Fools' Day is here once again, and this year it falls on the same day as Easter. As you browse the internet today, be forewarned that many of the stories, press releases, and announcements discovered over the next few hours will likely be hoaxes made by companies with a proclivity for teasing their customers every April 1. If the past few years have been any measure, you can expect bizar...

Happy April Fools' Day 2017: Siri, iFixit Micro Tech Toolkit, AirRings, Ms. Pac-Man Maps, and More

Saturday April 1, 2017 6:54 am PDT by
Today is April 1, 2017, otherwise known as April Fools' Day, and as you are likely aware that means over the next few hours you should be highly wary of anything you see, read, or hear online. As MacRumors has covered over the past few years, tech companies love to prank their customers with silly products, out-there announcements, and largely weird press releases meant to highlight the jovial...

Happy April Fools' Day 2016: SpatiaFlight AirPlay, Google Cardboard Plastic and More

Friday April 1, 2016 1:17 am PDT by
April 1 is here again, and as with every April Fools' Day that comes around, readers should be on the alert for hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites. As tradition would have it, plenty of today's pranks involve Apple and tech. Here are a few of the more intriguing ones that are making the rounds so far today. Bear in mind that some of the hoaxes may be NSFW, so after-office viewing...

Happy April Fools' Day 2015: HiRise Toast, Pets Unleashed and More

Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:22 am PDT by
As 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...

Apple Buys iFixit, and Other 2014 April Fools' Jokes

Tuesday April 1, 2014 7:48 am PDT by
Today is April Fools' Day, which means readers should be wary of what they read online as much of it will be a gross hyperbole created in the name of fun. Today also marks Apple's 38th anniversary, with the company having been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Among the popular April Fools' Day jokes making the rounds today are the following: Apple Acquires...

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

Monday April 1, 2013 11:05 am PDT by
As 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...

iPad Hungry Hungry Hippos and Other April Fools for 2012

Saturday March 31, 2012 10:57 pm PDT by
It's April 1st again -- also known as April Fools' Day. Today also represents Apple's 36th anniversary, having been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Here are a couple of the more ambitious pranks floating around the internet today: Hungry Hungry Hippos for iPad ThinkGeek has introduced a modernized version of the classic Hungry Hungry Hippos game for the...

Happy April Fools' Day: April 1, 2011

Friday April 1, 2011 7:25 am PDT by
Today is April 1, 2011 and represents April Fools' Day -- so readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites today. Today also represents Apple's 35th anniversary, having been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Among the popular April Fools' Day jokes making the rounds today: - ThinkGeek is offering a Playmobil Apple Store Playset with an...

Happy April Fools' Day: April 1, 2010

Wednesday March 31, 2010 9:01 pm PDT by
Today is April 1, 2010 and represents April Fools' Day -- so readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites today. For example, Australian Macworld reports that Apple is dropping its computer line in favor of iPhones, iPods, and iPads, while ThinkGeek announced an iPad Arcade Cabinet: Today also represents Apple's 34th anniversary -- Apple was founded on April...

Happy April Fools' Day: April 1, 2009

Tuesday March 31, 2009 9:13 am PDT by
Today is April 1st, 2009 and represents April Fools' Day -- so readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites today. Today also represents Apple's 33rd anniversary, as the company was founded on April 1st, 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. April Fools' Day pranks around the web (to be updated): - Adding "&flip=1" to a YouTube page results in an interesting...

Happy April Fools: April 1, 2008

Monday March 31, 2008 8:29 pm PDT by
Today is April 1, 2008 and represents April Fools' Day -- so readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites today. Today also represents Apple's 32nd anniversary. Apple was founded on April 1st, 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. While we avoid tainting our news stories with April Fools jokes, we've posted hidden April Fools' pages in the past: 2007. MacRumo...

Happy April Fools: April 1, 2007

Saturday March 31, 2007 8:01 pm PDT by
Today is April 1, 2007 and represents April Fool's Day -- so readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites today. Today also represents Apple's 31st Anniversary. Last year's April Fools' was met with much of anticipation. Many were certain that Apple would celebrate their 30th anniversary with some form of announcement. No announcements were made. Enjoy the...

April 1 2006; Apple's 30th Anniversary and April Fools 2006 [Update]

Friday March 31, 2006 8:00 pm PST by
Today is April 1, 2006 and represents April Fool's Day -- so readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites today. Today, however, also represents the 30th anniversary of Apple Computer. Steve Jobs commented on this particular anniversary during his Macworld San Francisco keynote speech, and suggested there would be some recognition of the day. Many felt that...

April Fool's Day: April 1, 2005

Thursday March 31, 2005 11:59 pm PST by
Today is April Fool's Day so be wary of hoaxes and practical jokes, especially at news sites.Despite the date, rumors that Mac OS X Tiger will be announced today have not changed.Real announcements are sometimes made on April Fool's Day, such as Google's announcement of Gmail last year. Apple Computer itself was founded on April 1, 1976, with today being its 29th birthday.However, even respected ...

April Fools: April 1, 2004

Thursday April 1, 2004 3:20 am PST by
Happy April Fools... Rumors and rumor sites are particularly susceptible to today's holiday... so be wary of everything you read today......

April Fools: April 1, 2003

Monday March 31, 2003 8:31 pm PST by
Today marks April 1st -- or April Fools Day. Rumors, and rumor sites in general tend to draw their share of "April Fool"ers. Please refrain from posting April Fools posts in all but the Community Discussion forums to prevent an overflow of these postings. And keep this in mind while visiting other sites on this day......

April Fools Stories

Friday March 31, 2000 2:55 pm PST by
Be warned, April Fools is upon us, and as a result, every mac writer with a html editor and a dialup connection think they're just about the funniest thing...