What Do *You* See In Apple’s WWDC 2011 Invite? [Fun With Pareidolia!]



Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon that leads us to interpret a random image as somehow being informationally significant. It’s why you see Jesus in the char on the face of your morning slice of toast, and it’s why you see Kermit the Frog on Mars.

It’s also why several prominent Apple blogs think they see an S (if they squint) in Apple’s WWDC invite, heralding the arrival, perhaps, of an iPhone 4S. Or it could be a 5, proclaiming the announcement of iOS 5. If you really squint, it even looks a little like an ampersand!

Hey, this is fun. What do you see? As a little bit of pre-WWDC frivolity, tell us in the comments the wackiest thing you see in the pareidolia of the WWDC invite.

[via Razorian Fly]

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74 responses to “What Do *You* See In Apple’s WWDC 2011 Invite? [Fun With Pareidolia!]”

  1. rtruby says:

    It’s a mermaid holding a briefcase.

  2. fitandcompanybeja says:

    looks like a 5 but it could be an s

  3. James Kindred says:

    Oh, it’s a Schooner.

  4. Daniel Middlecote says:

    if you really squint and get the right angle it looks like the twitter bird…

  5. quietstorms says:

     I just see breasts.

  6. Rocky Liu says:

    I see a rubber ducky

  7. Gustavo Santana says:

    i see dead people

  8. dushmis says:

    so may be iPhone 4S or/and iOS 5 ? :-s

  9. JackSparrow says:

    I definitely see a bigger hole being burned in my wallet. 

  10. Zlinx Wired says:

    Twitter bird…

  11. Mlbailey1 says:

    To all. I think you missed it. It’s a $

  12. brownlee says:

    For the record: I see Rebecca Romijn as X-Men’s Mystique sinuously bending over to pleasure herself with her own mouth, but that’s just me.

  13. tiresius says:

      Reminds me of the old joke about a patient visiting his psychiatrist.  The shrink was administering the Rohrshach ink blot test.  With each new image, the patient responses were something like: 

      “I see a man and a woman doing it doggie style.”
      “That’s  a couple having sex in a hammock.”
       “Wow!  Looks like Caligula was having a wild party”

    The shrink said, “You sure see sex in everything,” 
    and the patient answered,  “Me… you’re the one with all the dirty pictures.”

  14. Ka says:

    iOS 5 or is it just a $ sign?

  15. Blabla says:

    i see chuck norris kick a baby in space while he’s riding a giraf

  16. wizard32843 says:

    Wow I stared at it and fainted for about 10 minutes…

  17. iMunas says:

    I see a grub on an apple :)

  18. lil' bozo says:

    (@ @)

  19. Táyò Salako says:

    Meh u guys must be bored huh… 

  20. Ed_Kel says:

    Does anyone know if WWDC will be covered via live feed like the iPad 2 keynote?

  21. Mirko von Berner says:

    A ying-yang.

  22. Jancey says:

    Oh, great…. An “S”.. Now I can’t see the vagina anymore!

  23. Miguel A. Maldonado says:

    Hey! There is an apple in the pic!

  24. Djlevans says:

    I looked at the image for a few seconds before I read the article, and I thought for sure it was about the Mickey head that’s clearly visible.  Jobs- largest Disney stock holder, way to drop the ball!

  25. Davide Callegari says:

    I see Da Vinci painting the Gioconda

  26. Joshua says:

    You dumb bastard.  It’s a sailboat! :p

  27. mattster says:

    that’s hot

  28. billmayor says:

    I see “666”.

  29. johnbijl says:

    There’s also a “J” at the right side.

  30. pfml07 says:

    Definately an S for who gives a shit

  31. iDUSCRAFT says:

    I see a 5…

  32. CharliK says:

    Oh John you really need to get better sources. Ones that could tell you that Apple dropping the whole G and S caca from the iphone names. The next phone is merely named iphone 5 and THAT is what the 5 in the invite means. 

    See they are really going to talk about the iphone 5 hardware at WWDC. They just wanted to make folks think they weren’t so no one would be out trying to hunt down employees that might have a prototype like last year. 

    However, it won’t be out until October due to the component factories in Japan being destroyed in the earthquake. 

    (Actually I am talking out of my arse like most bloggers but it sounds good doesn’t it)

  33. Luke says:

    i see a bunch of application icons

  34. Arham Maher says:

    i see a red dot… :S

    oh wait, thats my dead pixel playing hide and seek again!

  35. Max says:

    to me it looks like a &

  36. Lasuite218 says:

    It a 4.  If you look to the right of that image there is something that looks like a G there.

  37. Applegeek says:

    A schooner IS a sailboat stupid head!

  38. John Howell says:

    I saw $

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