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Old Dec 6, 2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Apple Remembers Nelson Mandela on Its Homepage




Apple has removed all product placements on its homepage tonight and has instead replaced them with an image of Nelson Mandela, honoring the late South African president's life a day after he passed at the age of 95.

Apple executives had previously commented on Mandela's death on Twitter, with SVP Phil Schiller tweeting a quote from Mandela. CEO Tim Cook also tweeted a quote, but offered thoughts on the passing of Mandela as well:
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Amazing human being. Champion of freedom and human dignity. He set an example for all of the world. RIP Nelson Mandela. We miss you already.
This is one of the few times Apple has honored someone's life on its homepage, with the others being people such as*Rosa Parks, board member Jerry York and Steve Jobs.

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Old Dec 6, 2013, 11:01 PM   #2
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this whole thing is reminiscent of the old think different ads
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That's a lovely tribute. :-)
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This is nice.

So sad to hear of his passing yesterday, truly a legendary human being.
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Great guy, big proponent of freedom and liberty. Of course if you didn't agree with him he could always send his wife to murder you by tying a burning tire around your neck. And of course once he got power and she became a liability he dumped her. Other than that though, Mandela was a wonderful person.
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Whether or not a PR stunt, this is awesome.
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Old Dec 6, 2013, 11:05 PM   #8
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Took the words right out of my mouth.

This is just another reason why I love Apple. They actually give a damn.
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Old Dec 6, 2013, 11:07 PM   #9
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The World thanks him!

Mr. Mandela left behind a legend.

He, similar to Pope John Paul II, promoted peace and were able to bring South Africa out of a violent system, just like the Pope brought Poland out of communism.... peacefully.

I have nothing but great respect for Mr. President.

Rest In Peace!!!
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Old Dec 6, 2013, 11:09 PM   #10
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This perfectly shows that Apple as a company is still, as much as ever, honoring the crazy ones.

I love this.
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Old Dec 6, 2013, 11:09 PM   #11
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What other companies do this in honor of many historic figures? Not Samdung or LG!
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Old Dec 6, 2013, 11:11 PM   #12
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I checked Apple's page earlier today for this. Google did a small tribute, as did Amazon.
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Old Dec 6, 2013, 11:12 PM   #13
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What other companies do this in honor of many historic figures? Not Samdung or LG!
And I am surprised that Google's tribute did not link to Google search results so they could capitalize on his passing.
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Of course if you didn't agree with him he could always send his wife to murder you by tying a burning tire around your neck. And of course once he got power and she became a liability he dumped her.
Oh c'mon, Mandela would never do that since he cleaned up his act. If you did disagree with his policies he would do nothing more than shake your hand and secretly order a 7-year tax audit on your non-profit organization, like he did with Dr. Peter Hammond.
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Mr. Mandela left behind a legend.

He, similar to Pope John Paul II, promoted peace and were able to bring South Africa out of a violent system, just like the Pope brought Poland out of communism.... peacefully.

I have nothing but great respect for Mr. President.

Rest In Peace!!!
Incorrect. Mandela said that there is "no alternative to armed and violent resistance" and helped organize the ANC into a cell structure to facilitate persistent violence. Over the years, the ANC was involved in the deaths of thousands. This went on for thirty years, during which time Mandela somehow convinced a bunch of people he was a man of peace.

Now a person could well come to the conclusion that violence was justified against apartheid (or communism for that matter). However, the point remains that Mandela was a man of violence, nothing like JP2.
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I see all of the acts of terrorism that Mandella engaged in that landed him in jail have been forgotten or just brushed aside.
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Oh c'mon, Mandela would never do that since he cleaned up his act. If you did disagree with his policies he would do nothing more than shake your hand and secretly order a 7-year tax audit on your non-profit organization, like he did with Dr. Peter Hammond.
I stand corrected.
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one great man!

one small correction (of usage): he died.

We don't pass, folks: we all die.

Have the courage to name things by their names to honor Mandela who was ready to die for what he believed in: "I am prepared to die."
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I see all of the acts of terrorism that Mandella engaged in that landed him in jail have been forgotten or just brushed aside.
I know right? Fighting against the white minority, who cracked down on the black majority for wanting things like protection under the law, voting and property ownership. How dare he.

Yes, he committed acts of terrorism, so did the American colonists.
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Mandela never broke out of Jail. Apple never wants you to jail break your iPhone. I get the subtle hint, Apple.
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Old Dec 6, 2013, 11:27 PM   #23
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I know right? Fighting against the white minority, who cracked down on the black majority for wanting things like protection under the law, voting and property ownership. How dare he.

Yes, he committed acts of terrorism, so did the American colonists.
Hold up. You didn't REALLY just try to justify terrorism, did you?
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as soon as i saw the thread, i know it would get ugly.
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I see all of the acts of terrorism that Mandella engaged in that landed him in jail have been forgotten or just brushed aside.
Since when was the apartheid regime not considered a terrorist regime. It sure acted like one. Oh that's right white terrorism is less evil then terrorism committed by people of a darker skin tone.
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