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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 theapparition on 5/5/2010 3:40:01 PM , Rating: 5
Mr. Fic2,
You are hear by ordered to cease and desist all communications (written, verbal, telekinetic and methods yet unknown) regarding your infringement of the i(everything) brand copyright by order of Apple.

Furthermore, your actions have caused demonstrated damages to the Apple brand so we must restrict you to one iPad only. Unfortunately, your actions have limited your access to this magical device.

Please refrain from attempting to futher damage Apple's brand image, their i(everything) copyright, by employing the illegal actions of tarnishing the reality distortion field (RDF) on internet forums, blogs, personal communications and pillow talk with your significant other.

We sincerely hope you comply with this cease and desist order, but in the mean time, the police have already broke into your house and confiscated your personal computers. Plus we took all your dirty magazines as proof that people who bash Apple support pornography, masturbate and are generally uncool compared to the hip Apple consumers.

Sincerly,
Law offices of
Duey, Cheatem, and Howe


RE: sad
By catavalon21 on 5/5/2010 4:37:50 PM , Rating: 2
Sincerly,
Law offices of
Duey, Cheatem, and Howe


I wonder if Click and Clack would have made better apology spokespersons? LMAO - well done!


RE: sad
By bupkus on 5/5/10, Rating: 0
"I mean, 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!" -- Jon Stewart on Apple and the iPhone














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