Apple demands public apology for iPhone parody - and gets it
On May 1, 2010 the American comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres on her eponymous television show broadcasted a parody iPhone commercial.
Most people find it very funny, guess who was not amused? Yes, the guys at Apple headquarter; residing in Cupertino (the street is named "Infinite Loop"). The former genius at Infinity Loop seems to have lost their sense of humor
and demanded an apology, for displaying their beloved iPhone at a hard to use device.
The apology promptly followed on May 3rd 2010, albeit not without showing the audience the troublemaking parody - again.
Quotes: (mischievous prosody) "I love my iPad, I love my iPod, I love IHOP. So everybody at Apple - Steve Jobs, Mr. Macintosh - I apologize. I'm sorry. I love the stuff."
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"The Daily Show" » A rant on Apple's iPhone; Wednesday April 28, 2010
Transcription of the video (not available online any more):
This whole thing is out of control. You know what, Jobs, Apple, come with me:
You know I love you guys, right? I love your products and use them all the time. I even love your stores. So futuristic. They look like futuristic Swedish hospitals. The kind were they keep your clone is the back to replace your organs, when you need it.
Apple - you guys were the rebels, man, the underdogs. People believed in you. But now, are you becoming the man? Remember back in 1984, you had those awesome ads about overthrowing Big Brother?
Look in the mirror, man! Or actually, look into the screen of your iPad before you turn it on. Because it is surprisingly reflective, it is really beautiful. […]
It wasn’t supposed to be this way - Microsoft was supposed to be the evil one! But you guys are busting down doors in Palo Alto while Commandant Gates is ridding the world of mosquitoes! What the f**k is going on???!!!
In fact, if you wanna break down someone's door, why don't you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone! I mean, seriously! How do you drop four calls in a one-mile stretch of the West Side Highway! There're no buildings around! What, does the open space confuse AT&T's signal?!
Come on, Steve. Chill out with the paranoid corporate genius stuff. Don't go all Howard Hughes on us.