Apple Gets Upset With Ellen's iPhone Spoof Commercial

The Mac vs. PC debate has been raging for as long as the two have existed in the same market, but if there's one thing you can say for certain about Apple, it's that the company hates to see their image tarnished. It's why the company is going after Gawker Media so hard for the lost next generation iPhone, and it's why they carefully plan their marketing schemes in a way that no other company does.

So when Ellen, a famed comedian and talk show host in the U.S., decided to create her own iPhone 3GS spoof commercial and show it on national television, it didn't take long for Apple's team to contact Ellen's team. Shortly after the spot aired, Apple contacted Ellen's show with a gripe: her spoof made it seem as if the iPhone were difficult to use, which is exactly what Apple doesn't want anyone to think.

To be fair, the iPhone actually is easier to use than Ellen's commercial made it seem, but it was quite obvious she was kidding. Not so obvious to Apple, though. Check out the video below to draw your own conclusions.