Apple's London Stores to Distribute iPhone and iPad Olympic Pins

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    With the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics set for tomorrow in London, Apple is preparing to offer an extra bonus to some customers visiting its stores in the area during the roughly two-week event. The company has produced a series of four lapel pins commemorating the London Olympics, displaying the flag of the United Kingdom in place of the screen of both black and white iPhones and iPads.

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    The pins are distributed attached to larger sheets of cardboard that appear as five iOS device flags hanging on a line, with the center one being the actual lapel pin.

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    We have not confirmed the exact details on distribution of the pins, but we've heard that select stores will be distributing the free of charge while supplies last on select days. Also unclear is how broad the distribution will be: Apple has a total of six retail stores inside the M25 motorway encircling London, with several others just outside and a total of 33 in the United Kingdom.

    Apple offered a similar promotion during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, distributing an iPod nano pin with the Canadian maple leaf at one store and a pair of pins showing off the maple leaf and the Apple logo at the other Vancouver-area store open at the time. Apple now has four stores in the Vancouver area.

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    Wow. That's not tacky at all.
     
  3. macrumors G4

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    Nice. It's great how everyone has gotten round the IOC's branding police by simply hoisting the Union Flag all over the place :)

    Unfortunately I have nothing to buy at the Apple Store, so will have to do without.
     
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    Incoming eBay onslaught. I am sure someone will make a killing, especially considering they are free.
     
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    Dang. I won't be in London at any point during the Olympics.
     
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    Why not British Flag on underwear? :cool: It would sell like hot bread rolls! Sigh...
     
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    USA! USA! USA!

    Does anyone else hear that song from that stupid "justice league" movie?
     
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    These are nice, I want a one!

    Leave it up to Apple to pay attention to detail when localizing their products.
     
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    Yeah, but that's nothing special. ALL British underwear has the Union Flag on it by law already, although the Scottish are allowed to substitute with the Saltire if the wearer prefers.
     
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    omg want
     
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    I wonder if some customers will sell them for prices making their "purchase" free. There will be some Applenatics out there paying it, right? :D
     
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    Yeah, cool souvenirs. :cool:
     
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    :( Shame I'm going on holiday.
     
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    That's pretty awesome! I want one with an American flag!
     
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    Just pop in and show a Genius your Britain-branded boxers, he'll be legally obliged to offer you a badge in return. :)
     
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    In the Olympic village the two primary activities are exchanging and trading of pins, and condom usage contests. The pin exchange is also popular among the tourist crowd.

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    Tacky
     
  18. macrumors G4

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    This is true, although like deannnnn above I want one with an American flag on it instead. I wonder if they have any of the pre-1783 design in stock...
     
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    Grow up

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    It doesn't stick so it isn't tacky.
     
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    I'm not sure if that's legal or not.
     
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    hip hop... cherrio... how nice of Apple to give us blokes somethin to pin to me blazer! Nuttin ta see hare ma'am... move along ya bloody wankers!!
     
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    My goodness man. You sound just like one of the natives.

    Quite.

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    Ah. Prince Harry's famous 2006 debutante pair. Very fashionable, even now :)
     
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    Hmm.... might have to swing by if I can brave the crowds! I wonder how difficult it will be to get a set...
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking, this is somehow going to become a must have product
     

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