You’ve heard me say that the technoverse that covers Apple news is basically a bunch of cut and paste artists that throw up rumors with the frequency of a supermodel recycling her lunch. There is very little critical thinking that goes into reblogging the latest Apple rumor, which is why the scam pulled by Swedish design firm 4Day is absolutely hilarious. They seeded a rumor that was sure to get the iFixIt crew all rankled: the next iPhone would feature asymmetrically-headed screws that would make it a bitch for people to take the things apart. They even added a 3D model for some added authenticity and posted it to Reddit. The predictable result? The rumor mills went crazy re-posting the story while the 4Day people likely had themselves a good laugh.
You can see the 4Day crew fessing up here, but if you’re interested in anything else they do, you’re going to have to speak Swedish.
+1 to the 4Day crew for highlighting the silliness of Apple rumor mongering. It won’t stop the proprietors from continuing to churn garbage, but hopefully this stunt will infuse a little skepticism into an otherwise mindless operation.