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Apple prematurely announces billionth AppStore download…: “

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…but only, of course, if you set your computer’s clock forward! (Click for the full-size graphic). Camillo Miller writes in:

Wanna see what Apple will do at the 1Billionth download mark? Set your Mac’s clock to friday 24th and head to http://www.apple.com

Now here’s a great piece of blogsanity: the source has watermarked its screenshots of this, as if it were some sort of exclusive not available to anyone with a web browser and a clock. Great find, though!

Update: Commenter GabrielM wonders why we’ve got it classified as a ‘fuck up.’ It’s not because of the existence of the page itself, but because Apple’s set the ‘billionth app’ threshold as a date rather than a number! (The actual counter is, as commenter Youngbrendan points out below, probably reasonably accurate)

Source [Mac Magazine via Apple Lounge]


(Via Boing Boing Gadgets.)

AppleInsider | Apple near ready with release of Mac OS X 10.5.7 Juno: ”
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Apple near ready with release of Mac OS X 10.5.7 Juno

By Sam Oliver
Published: 11:00 AM EST

Apple as early as this week could announce the release of Mac OS X 10.5.7, a seventh maintenance and security update to its Leopard operating system scheduled to deliver over a 100 minor tweaks and bug fixes.

After providing developers with weekly betas of the software for nearly two months, the Mac maker in recent days cranked up the frequency of the pre-release distributions, wh”[…]

(Via AppleInsider.)