RUMOR: Mystery Apple ‘Media Cube’ photo and info surfaces

Okay, this one’s totally out of the blue, but we’ll post it to see what you think – and because it looks kind of cool and mysterious.

Early this morning MacDailyNews received a blurry photo and a brief bit of text from an anonymous source.

The text that was included with the photo:

I was only able to snap one quick shot of this as I was only in there for about 30 seconds. I sort of stumbled upon it – can’t say more about how or why. I only got about half a sec to look around back – there are a bunch of ports (and maybe a button or two) neatly arranged on the back (?) of the cube in a line along the bottom edge. It’s about 8-inches square and 8-inches tall – a perfect cube. It seems to be made out of a similar material as a Power Mac – aluminum perforated with a round hole pattern, but they’re smaller holes than found on a Power Mac. The top is the same material as the sides with the addition of the Apple logo, even though it doesn’t look like it in the photo – I had to snap it quick, sorry.

I don’t have any real detail on exactly what it’s designed to do, but I know from other things I can’t mention that it’s media-related. Apple “Media Cube,” maybe? Anyway, thought you guys would be interested.

That’s all we know. Obviously, this could be a fake, but on the off chance that it’s not, we’ll post it for Photoshop experts to pick apart (example). Unfortunately, this is the best quality image we have of this mystery cube.

What do you think? Is Steve Jobs going to try the “cube thang” again? Is this what’s coming next at next Tuesday’s special media event (see related article)? Or it is just a fake?

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Related article:
Apple to hold special media event next Tuesday – February 21, 2006


  1. Oh dear. MDN has fallen for the ” I was only able to snap one quick shot” line. Its a fake you idiots! Nobody does a quick shot with perfect lighting and fails to include the side with the buttons, etc. etc.

  2. It’s a cardboard box containing the name of the person who has just downloaded the billionth iTune.

    The official counter may say otherwise, but surely nobody believed that it was showing an accurate figure at the correct time ?

  3. Okay—-so somebody sends MDN a photo.
    Why does MDN think they have the right to plaster their “” over the front of it if the photo was taken and owned by someone else?

    When you get a photo of an Apple computer do you put in 72 point type “” on it?

    Did MDN take the photo? Does MDN own the photo? Then how can you claim you own the photo by putting your name on it?

    ANSWER: MDN took the photo and is making up its own rumors news…

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