Apple builds world’s biggest iPod?

Australia’s dark secrets are finally being exposed by Google Earthers – just weeks after a flying car was spotted near Perth, this giant iPod has been

Australia’s dark secrets are finally being exposed by Google Earthers – just weeks after a flying car was spotted near Perth, this giant iPod has been found in the outback and hailed as Apple’s biggest publicity stunt.

The rumour mill immediately went crazy following the find by a blogger (whose site is currently down), with Pod-ists convinced that Apple has been working on it since 2002 and is ready to unveil it with a new video iPod on April 1st, coincidentally its 30th birthday.

Cynics have already spotted a couple of problems with the theory, though. Firstly, the construction is still visible in photos going back to 1999, well before the iPod existed. And, secondly, it’s actually a tailing dam for Paddington Mine in western Australia.

Far be it from us to pick bones in a perfectly good theory, though – we’ll be waiting with anticipation on April fools day for an invite to Oz.

Whatever the truth about Apple’s birthday plans, one thing you will definitely have a chance of getting on the day is a free, tough iPod Nano case, courtesy of Envious.

Envious will be giving away £7,500 worth of its smart new Capsules – which apparently use the same material as NASA space helmets – on the 1st April. Winners will be selected every day of the month from those who register at its site here. We’ve got our heart set on the ‘Red Mama’.