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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: down with apple
By Ted Landry on 5/6/2010 2:20:45 AM , Rating: 1
Why are you so jealous of high quality products? Apple stuff is by far the best, that's why they are so popular. They can't be overpriced since they are selling faster than any other devices, and technically they are currently the fastest products available.

Apple is 90% open source, Windows is 100% CLOSED source so again, you seem uniformed about high quality products.

Your jealousy is incredibile, but hang on, once you get a bit older, you'll have Apple products too!


RE: down with apple
By Reclaimer77 on 5/6/2010 3:07:37 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Apple is 90% open source, Windows is 100% CLOSED source


????

WHAT!?


RE: down with apple
By Ted Landry on 5/6/2010 3:18:04 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, you can download OSX and the iPhone OS on Apple's opensource page... plus Apple only uses open standards, unlike Microsoft & Adobe, that's why Macs are considered the most open & universal machines you can buy. Apple = Freedom

http://www.opensource.apple.com/


RE: down with apple
By JediJeb on 5/6/2010 2:28:13 PM , Rating: 2
Actually I would think a home built PC running Linux would be the most open machine you could buy. Not only would you have open source software but any choice of hardware also, which Apple doesn't support.


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