[Update: This was a bust. There was no such device introduced on Monday.]
Score one for The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) — maybe.
Only hours before Monday’s opening of World Wide Developers Conference, they posted the first leaked photograph of a new Apple product — or what certainly seems to be a real product — and it’s not an iPhone.
It’s called Mac Fusion, according to the promotional copy that surrounds the photo, and looks like a mini-Mac Mini — or an Apple TV into which someone has cut a slot wide enough for a CD or DVD.
The headline in display type — “Bridge the gap” — fits the two-bridges theme set by Apple’s e-mail invitation. And it’s a product aimed at developers, which makes sense given that WWDC is, after all, a developers conference.
If this is a fake, it’s a very good one. The copy certainly reads like it came out of Apple’s (AAPL) marketing department:
That’s not something intended for the consumer market. No price is indicated, nor shipping date, but there is a big Buy Now button on the page, which would suggest sooner rather than later.
[Photo courtesy of TUAW.]