Mea Culpa - What WERE Those Glass Pics?

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As was the case with many of you, today TMO staffers and friends looked onward and watched as Apple introduced their now famous iPad tablet device. We all had lots of questions, of course, one of which was, "and how close is it to the glass pictures we recently posted?" The answer? Close... but no cigar. Yes, they both have the home button, and are approximately the same size, but dimensions are definitely different, as is the layout. 

So what were those pictures of, anyway? We think we have an answer. Or, more accurately, TechCrunch's Jason Kincaid does. Check out the video below.

Apple's mystery glass: In-store displays

Nice to know the glass was of something being used, even if it wasn't the iPad. That's, OK, though, because we know you had as much fun as we did speculating about it!

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9 Comments Leave Your Own

Urby

It’s all good, we still love you smile

Dave Hamilton

Thanks, Urby. We love you, too! grin

iJack

Didn’t you say that you got them from a trusted source?

WetcoastBob

The speculations from all the various sources was fun to read and makes us think about what we want to see.  Cerebral exercise for all.  grin

JonGl

Didn?t you say that you got them from a trusted source?

well. We know one thing. He does work for Apple and is familiar with the hardware. Considering all the secrecy one can see how this could be confused. And one almost wonders if the powers that be in aApple didn’t plan this ad campaign as a smoke screen.

- Jon

Ogham

Those pics were actually for the McGraw-Hill Special Edition iPad, but Steve pulled it from his speech at the last moment….

me

You knew it was fake. Seriously, who believed that the image of an over sized iphone was real.

You did that simply so you could get clicks to your website.

Dave Hamilton

You knew it was fake. Seriously, who believed that the image of an over sized iphone was real.

You did that simply so you could get clicks to your website.

Thanks for sharing your comments.

As far as the glass - we knew it was real. We still know it’s real. There was nothing fake about it. It just turned out something different, that’s all.

When we got the pictures we wanted to share them with our readers, and did so in what I consider to be a responsible fashion: we shared what we knew, and we also shared the fact that we didn’t know everything. Our readers like to be informed, and we did just that.

As for “clicks”—TMO gets plenty of those. The “clicks” from these pictures were a mere blip in the grand scheme of what we do here, and certainly weren’t the driving force behind our decision to publish.

WetcoastBob

Like I said before:
“The speculations from all the various sources was fun to read and makes us think about what we want to see.  Cerebral exercise for all.”

Luv Ya Dave:

Bob grin

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