All right, enough joking; we’ve all been force-fed a steady diet of Apple tablet talk for weeks now. We know everything there is not-to-know about the deified device — the iSlate, iPad, iTablet, or iWishAppleWouldAnnounceThisThing- SoEveryoneWouldStopSpeculatingAlready. (Take your pick.)
But what if we could see an actual ad for Apple’s larger-than-life creation? A real commercial, leaked from the airtight walls of Cupertino?
It’s no surprise such a possibility would intrigue the Web’s many Apple fans.
The video features lines of text fading in over splotches of paint (similar to the ones seen in Apple’s cryptic media event invitation). “After 10 years of development,” the text says, “a revolution in personal computing. iPad. Spring 2010.”
“Here’s what advertising might look like … if it was finally called iPad.”
Look further down on the page, and you’ll see the story’s author responding to comments about the video’s authenticity (or lack thereof).
“Here is how the iPad advertising could look like,” he re-emphasizes in one comment. “I never said that this video is authentic.”
Sorry to burst the bubble. If you’re still looking for a wild Apple-related rumor, though, I heard something about a pair of superpowerful new iVision 4D goggles. A friend of a friend of my brother’s ex-girlfriend’s mechanic’s step-uncle swears they’re real.