New fat nano, eh?

So, there’s supposed to be a fat new nano coming out, and this is supposedly confirmed by the release of a new case “for new iPod” by some little-known company called Uniea. Riiiiiight.

So, what’s wrong with this picture? Well:

  • There’s no mention of this case on Uniea’s site.
  • Google doesn’t throw up a press release or anything – where exactly did this story come from? iLounge don’t give a source. Fishy indeed.
  • It’s a very low-quality image – other images on their website are bigger and clearer. Looks like someone was trying to hide a crappy Photoshop job.
  • Since when do Apple show their products off to anyone, let alone some unknown case manufacturor?
  • The pictures of the “new nano” look utterly fake, and the original shot appeared to be an image open in Photoshop.
  • Apple just don’t release butt-ugly stuff. I’ll eat my hat if they release something that looks as bad as those original “photos”.

There are so many more things I could say. Now, it’s true that Apple Legal apparently got Engadget to pull the original photo. But that’s hardly unprecedented. And don’t forget, that’s the photo that Engadget themselves suggested was suspicious.

Simply put: whatever comes out on 5th September, even if it is a new fat nano, doesn’t mean all this stuff was true. It’s complete and utter crap. There is not a shred of believable evidence.

And yet… The only people who have publicly rubbished this Are John Gruber and Dan Benjamin on The Talk Show. The overwhelming majority of people seem to be taking this as truth, without even taking such basic steps as checking the supposed manufacturer’s website.

When Apple don’t release the fat nano next week, I hope there are a lot of people who feel ashamed of themselves. And if I’m wrong, and by some chance we get this monstrosity released on the world: it’s coincidence, pure and simple.

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