Looks like they struck some fear in to ellen's heart lol I wonder how many lawyers they sent to get that effect? lol
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They probably told the network they were going to pull all their advertising $, and the network told Ellen they would pull her show if that happened.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
LOL @ Apple.
This just makes them look like they are quite uptight...
Anyways, it wasn't even very funny what Ellen did though. I mean she tried to be funny, but she/they could have made it much better.
Imagine if her joke was more about flash...that would have been funnier.
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I doubt they threatened to pull Ellen's show. I'm sure her show pulls in more money than Apple gives them seeing as there are other commercials airing during her show. The most that would have probably happened is that she would be responsible for any money they'd have to pay Apple had they sued.
This shows that Apple recongnizes that Ellen has a huge influence on people.
Apple gets their panties in a bunch over anything. They're as bad a the 'politically correct' police.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
The thing is, Ellen had a point. Being of aged (and otherwise damaged) eyes myself, I also have trouble texting on my iPod-- or doing anything that requires the keyboard. Web browsing? Fuhgeddaboudit. Maube Opera Mobile will have some legs, but knowing developers, I doubt it.
As Ellen (one of my favorite comediennes-- she has the best comedic timing of anyone) pointed out, this is not exclusive to the iPhone; she might as well have been doing it about the Android or Palm phone OSes. They try to display lots of information on the screen at once and wind up shrinking it down so much that people like me need to carry magnifiers just to use them.
The difference is that the iDevices showed such great promise for low-vision users that it's a shame they haven't fulfilled it. I also expected it from Google, but wasn't too surprised when they went down the same tired UI path as everyone else. Windows? Hah! Apple has had a better track record, and I still hope for the two missing pieces of the iDevice puzzle (handwriting input and user-controlled typefaces), partly so that I won't have to carry both my iPod Touch and Newton MessagePad around.
"I didn't cry when Bambi's mother was shot... but I cried when HAL was turned off."
Funny, Apple can make fun at PCs in their commercials but when some ridicules them they cry, threaten people, sue, etc.
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