After looking at the purportedly "leaked screenshots" of iTunes 9 posted yesterday on Boy Genius Report something about them bothered me.
Then it hit me, it was the second shot, which contained an item in the left pane called "Social" -- it was simply a playlist called "Social." You can do that in iTunes now by clicking File > New Playlist. Duh.
But PocketLint beat me to it. Not only had they figured that one out, but they have dissected all three of the purported screenshots and come up with 14 reasons why the shots are clearly fakes.
As for the Last.fm integration in one of the alleged iTunes 9 screenshots? I doubt it. Apple is more likely re-brand their own (and stagnating) iTunes Radio feature into a Last.fm/Pandora-killer. Or just purchase one of them.
Fakes. The lot of them.
The screen shots, and they're debunking, after the jump...
- Smudging and cloning has occurred around the 9 and the base curve of the 9 is unconventional with the font.
- The 9 is higher than the T in iTunes, which is inconsistent with the current iTunes 8 version.
- No shadow under the about iTunes dialog box
- "Social" looks just like a user-created playlist created in iTunes
- Last.fm (at the top) is bold and inconsistent with other menu elements and within iTunes 8.
- The small Facebook and Twitter icons (bottom) have white borders and aren't spaced/aligned or centered properly.
There are all kinds of problems with the image with the last.fm information about J.Lo on it, and it's fully debunked over at PocketLint. Good work guys.