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andrew.wilson
15th October 2007, 01:14 AM
TUAW is reporting that of all places...Frequency in Syndey has dropped the date of Leopard release on their website! I personally am skeptical. read the article here:

http://www.tuaw.com/2007/10/14/rumor-aussies-call-leopard-date-of-10-20/

and this is the page in question:

http://frequency.com.au/sales/apple_products/leopard/party.php

If it's true (I say not likely) then Frequency are in big trouble! If not...they have just generated a lot of publicity with a deliberate or not typo!

Edit: Seems this is a load of BS as I thought...gotta love the Apple rumor mill! Either way...frequency just got a hell of a lot of publicity! Maybe that's what mactalk needs to get more users ;)

Galumay
15th October 2007, 01:37 AM
ROFL!! GOLD, total Gold!

the story is generated by this tongue in cheek post on whirlpool,

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=839692#r10

OziMac
15th October 2007, 01:39 AM
Jeloz - care to add anything? ;)

andrew.wilson
15th October 2007, 01:42 AM
It is one of the better rumors I have heard :p

Hey...has worked wonders for frequency I bet! I wouldn't be complaining if Leopard was here by Saturday night either! :D

W9cae
15th October 2007, 08:13 AM
I think it is great how Jeloz can figure out ways to get some free advertising for his shop. Folks back at Apple do the same tactics, so whats good for them is also good conduct for retailers.

Prime example is the iPhone. Now that I have one & have it working. What I read is taken in a much diff context. It takes me allot of time to weed through all the commentary from folks who are not informed.

feeze
15th October 2007, 08:32 AM
Yay for fact checking.

marc
15th October 2007, 09:38 AM
TUAW really should have put a little more thought into that post. I guess they got hits, which is what it's all about, right?

Exocet
15th October 2007, 10:12 AM
Sadun'd

cosmichobo
15th October 2007, 10:23 AM
TUAW really should have put a little more thought into that post.


If nightly news programs followed the same logic, we'd have about 5 minutes of news...

As it stands, we get about 5 minutes of news, 10 minutes of "sport news", and the rest is just fluff pieces... usually hijacked from overseas sources.

mechcon
15th October 2007, 10:28 AM
october 32nd represent! :P

jeloz
15th October 2007, 02:07 PM
well, it did generate some interest but i was not expecting that!
its all good - have amended the site now as who would want to upset TUAW!!

As if Apple tell us anything early - when you find out - we find out - whoever stays up or gets up early knows 1st!

http://frequency.com.au/sales/apple_products/leopard/party.php

Cheers all...
Jeloz

Disko
15th October 2007, 02:59 PM
I still don't understand why TUAW would report on that? Everyone knows resellers don't know info like that. Especially them.

Kirium
15th October 2007, 03:42 PM
I still don't understand why TUAW would report on that? Everyone knows resellers don't know info like that. Especially them.

I took TUAW off my Google Reader feed after their "scoop" story on the Sydney Apple store last week.. :rolleyes:

I think it's become a waste of bandwidth, full of them crapping on about the iPhone, stories already reported by engadget/Appleinsider/MacNN, more crapping on about the iPhone, some hyperbolic fanboi response to anything remotely critical about Apple (real or imagined), more crapping on about the iPhone ("TUAW can exclusively link, for the first time, to someone else's blog about how they managed to use their iPhone while on the shitter"), bagging the crap out of anyone who dares look at taking Apple to court for any reason, legitimate or not, and finally, some more crapping on about the bloody iPhone...

It seems to be a case of blog first, research second and worry about retractions/corrections later over there... :thumbdn: