A cease and desist letter was sent by Apple to Newsday about their popular and viral iPad app commercial that I wrote about last week.
The commercial demonstrated that the iPad could not possibly replace a newspaper...by using it as a fly swatter. If you use the iPad to swat flies according to the commercial the iPad screen will shatter. Apple wasn’t to happy about that ad.
Network World received the e-mail below, but wasn’t able to confirm its authenticity:
“Newsday got a cease and desist letter threatening all of our apps, if we did not remove the commercial immediately. They took exception to the fact that the (iPad) glass shattered into large jagged pieces … Your instincts are correct.”