Earlier today both Slashdot and Digg have had articles promoted to their front pages that cover the story of the Fake Steve Jobs being threatened by Apple over “trade secrets”. There have been several posts on Fake Steve’s blog, and the entire thing has been played out like it is real.
Fans have gotten riled up, and some have even started campaigns against Apple over the situation.
There’s just one problem.
It’s a Hoax. At least, it looks that way after contact “Steve Jobs” at Apple. I don’t know who actually answers sjobs(at)apple(dot)com, but multiple sources have informed me that it is “high-level customer service representatives”, and they have confirmed that, as far as they know, this is a joke.
So don’t get too bent out of shape over it just yet. It looks like the whole thing is another fabrication by the Fake Steve Jobs blog – what makes this one different than previous entries is that it’s being played out by Daniel Lyons (a.k.a. Fake Steve Jobs) like it’s real. This is the first time, that I know of, that he has broken character on the blog for a fake story.