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Ellen's fake iPhone commercial  (Source: Warner Brothers)
Ellen issues a hasty apology to avoid Apple's wrath

Self-proclaimed Apple product fan and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres isn't above poking a bit of fun at her gadgets of choice.  On a clip Monday, Ellen DeGeneres spoofed the iPhone commercials, showing that the interface can at times be clunky with simple chores like typing becoming a headache.

Apparently Apple wasn't very amused.  In a video Tuesday, Ellen said that Apple contacted her and was upset by the fake commercial.

Now you don't want to mess with Apple.  The company is more than willing to sue anybody -- asHTC knows far too well.  And the company has already shown that it isn't a big fan of satire; in fact, it's App store developer agreement has anti-satire provisions in it.

So in a long nervous apology, Ellen says that she really loves Apple products and that they're easy to use.  She even personally apologizes to the old Apple chief himself, Steve Jobs.

The video of that apology (which also contains the original faux commercial) can be found here.

Hopefully Apple accepts the forced apology and doesn't sue.  And hopefully someday they can learn to take a joke.  For a company that for years made fun of its chief competitor, Microsoft, Apple seems to have pretty thin skin.



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RE: sad
By MrBlastman on 5/5/2010 9:03:02 AM , Rating: 5
Apple gets angry at everyone. They are angry that people are even alive. If they had their wish, people would have dot-matrix printers (color, mind you), crappy black and white , a rotary touch dial for their navels and a touchscreen on their chest. Mind you, they wouldn't give you a mouth.

No, Apple wants their customers to shut up, suck down their products and fork over their cash while being berated, shat on and treated like a farm of pigs wallowing in the crap they force them to swim about in while slopping on gruel, and not even a generous amount of gruel at that.


RE: sad
By MrBlastman on 5/5/2010 9:06:14 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
crappy black and white


... 9 inch monitor,

I'm too quick to post today without getting all my facts in. :(


RE: sad
By delphinus100 on 5/5/2010 11:27:16 AM , Rating: 2
Actually, I once had that...but it was back in my Apple II days.


RE: sad
By superPC on 5/5/2010 12:22:54 PM , Rating: 3
Apple and the Chinese government would get along famously. Seeing they both have similar attitude and agenda (shamelessly using other people IP and claim it as their own, hunting their enemy with a vengeance, etc).


RE: sad
By jthistle on 5/5/2010 1:13:08 PM , Rating: 2
No, Apple would never give up the encryption keys for their perfect closed system.


"Google fired a shot heard 'round the world, and now a second American company has answered the call to defend the rights of the Chinese people." -- Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.)














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