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Apple Fools’ Day: Who fooled ’em in 2014?

Over the course of history, there have been plenty of hoaxes, from Switzerland’s ‘spaghetti trees’ to Paul McCartney’s death and subsequent replacement by an impostor in 1969. But thanks to the internet, the internet can now compile historical hoaxes into one internet post, but it also means that modern day hoaxes and news reports are too numerous to mention. However, Apple-related hoaxes… well, we can just about do that. Here’s our top three:

1. Tim Cook retires


That’s right, AppAdvice delightfully informed us that Apple’s CEO would be retiring in August. So who would be announcing the next iPhone? Well, that would be Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue. The hoax started to unravel when it was revealed that Arthur D. Levinson, who supposedly announced Cook’s retirement, was also retiring – to be replaced by John Sculley III – the guy that essentially fired Steve Jobs in 1985 before his return in the mid-90s.

2. Apple buys iFixit


iFixit, the device repair company, frequently at odds with Apple announced it had actually been bought out by that very company. “It’s finally here. We’re thrilled to announce that we are joining forces with Apple starting this summer,” said an iFixit press release. The news turned more than a few heads…

3. BookBook for iMac


Plenty of us choose to protect our iPhone or iPad with a cover – and there’s no shortage of designs. Take Twelve South’s series of book-themed cases, for example. In fact, the company decided that April 1 was the perfect time to announce their largest model yet – BookBook for iMac, a full book-style cover for your desktop Mac.

We’ll take eight.