Apple Remembers Nelson Mandela on Its Homepage

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by MacRumors, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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:
    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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    Article Link: Apple Remembers Nelson Mandela on Its Homepage
  2. sputnikv macrumors 6502


    Oct 3, 2009
    this whole thing is reminiscent of the old think different ads
  3. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2009
  4. designgeek macrumors 65816


    Jan 30, 2009
    This is nice.

    So sad to hear of his passing yesterday, truly a legendary human being.
  5. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
  6. proline macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2012
    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.
  7. FrizzleFryBen macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
  8. Jared Strike macrumors regular

    Jared Strike

    Aug 10, 2013
    Took the words right out of my mouth.

    This is just another reason why I love Apple. They actually give a damn.
  9. sentiblue macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2012
    Silicon Valley
    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!!!
  10. musika, Dec 6, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2013

    musika macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2010
    New York
    This perfectly shows that Apple as a company is still, as much as ever, honoring the crazy ones.

    I love this.
  11. winkchris macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2013
    What other companies do this in honor of many historic figures? Not Samdung or LG!
  12. swingerofbirch macrumors 68040

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    I checked Apple's page earlier today for this. Google did a small tribute, as did Amazon.
  13. Jared Strike macrumors regular

    Jared Strike

    Aug 10, 2013
    And I am surprised that Google's tribute did not link to Google search results so they could capitalize on his passing.
  14. sfrancis928 macrumors member

    May 31, 2012
    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.
  15. tbrand7 macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2013
    New York
  16. proline macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2012
    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.
  17. fedup flyer macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2008
    I see all of the acts of terrorism that Mandella engaged in that landed him in jail have been forgotten or just brushed aside.
  18. proline macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2012
    I stand corrected.
  19. Azazello007 macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2008
    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."
  20. skottichan macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    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.
  21. MacVista macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2007
    Mandela never broke out of Jail. Apple never wants you to jail break your iPhone. I get the subtle hint, Apple.
  22. sfrancis928 macrumors member

    May 31, 2012
    Hold up. You didn't REALLY just try to justify terrorism, did you?
  23. taran420 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    as soon as i saw the thread, i know it would get ugly.
  24. nylon macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2004
    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. :rolleyes:

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