MacBidouille has posted a comment from a user of their forums regarding new Apple boxes arriving at Fnac marked only with an Apple logo and the explicit warning, “Do Not Open Before Monday, June 23rd.” Fnac is a computer department store in based France with stores in many countries in Europe, as well as outlets in South America, and Asia. Here is our translation of the original post:
“I work at Fnac and we have indeed received cardboard boxes which we cannot open from Apple France under threats of strong punishment, I presume. According to the size of the small cardboard boxes, it would seem that there are new portables inside whose size I would estimate to be around 15-inch screens. The large boxes are “very large.” I do not know any more, but would speculate that Apple wants to begin selling whatever are in these boxes immediately after they announce the products.”
Full article in French here.
MacDailyNews Take: As usual, take these type of rumors with a grain of salt, especially one based upon a forum posting. Still, this would not be out of character for Apple; they have done similar things prior to major product introductions in the past. One thing’s for sure, we’ll all know for sure on Monday.