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Hot News: It’s April Fools’ Day

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Monday, March 31, 2008
News Categories: Site News

Welcome to iLounge—we’re still here! Every year, pranksters use April 1 as an opportunity to disseminate fake news stories, press releases, and reviews. Some people (including certain iLounge editors) enjoy the spirit of April Fools’ Day; others (we’re looking right at you, U.K. editor Bob) don’t.

Rather than trying to fool readers, we decided to use today as an opportunity to parody Apple.com’s “Hot News” page, a collection of links to Apple’s favorite stories about its own products. Often packed with syrupy praise and breathless tales of heroic Apple computers and programs, the real page was almost funny enough to just copy and paste, but we wanted to do a little something more. If you missed it, here’s our version of Hot News. We hope you enjoyed it.

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Comments

21

Very funny iLounge. But what about all of the people who come here for the first time today after hearing about you from the Daily Telegraph’s ‘101 most useful websites’? Oh well, it’s still funny.

Posted by tom.b on April 1, 2008 at 6:03 AM (PDT)

22

I was all, “What the…” Then it dawned on me.

Ha! Funny guys. Best joke in… about one year, actually.

Posted by CHAD LAFORCE on April 1, 2008 at 6:23 AM (PDT)

23

I hate April 1 so much just because every site now has some fake page or news items and think they’re so clever.  Drop it already.

Posted by m.sherman on April 1, 2008 at 6:34 AM (PDT)

24

Hehe, the funniest bit is everybody who believes it! grin

Posted by Graeme Smith on April 1, 2008 at 7:31 AM (PDT)

25

Fool me once, shame on you!  Fool me twice… oops that’s right - I fell for this last year too!  Nevermind!

Posted by entogeek on April 1, 2008 at 7:58 AM (PDT)

26

Well played guys, for a second my mind was how much did apple pay you guys, and pictured Dennis at some sunny caribean beach coctail in hand calling the rest of the former ilounge staff, hey guys life is good! damn fools day

Posted by OSMAC on April 1, 2008 at 9:56 AM (PDT)

27

you got me ... i was almost on the brink of tears ...

Posted by muffluvin on April 1, 2008 at 10:19 AM (PDT)

28

Ironically, the ads at the top of the page seem spot-on truthful.

Posted by The Doctor on April 1, 2008 at 11:03 AM (PDT)

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