President Obama has given the Queen an Ipod

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  1. MacHiavelli macrumors 6502a

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    1750 The BBC's Peter Hunt says: President Obama has given the Queen an Ipod during their private meeting at Buckingham Palace. It contains footage of her state visit to the US in May 2007. The Queen has given the president a silver framed photograph of herself and her husband. The official picture is what she gives all visiting dignitaries.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7973178.stm
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Depending on the current price of silver she got the better deal. :)
     
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    Don't get it. Why not a DVD is a special commemorative case? Region free of course. That way they can play it and see it on a TV.
     
  4. MacHiavelli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :p

    But what a nice 21st century gift, eh? Great PR for Apple as well. :D
     
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    Are you suggesting that Bazza would give Lizzie a cheap model? :D
     
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    I'm guessing an iPod Touch..She can watch the BBC better on that one. Which brings me to this.

    Are the BBC playing an April Fool's joke with the flash player? It goes to eleven just like Spinal Tap.
     

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    She already had a iPod, I believe it was a mini though so it was well time for an upgrade.

    The iPlayer has gone to 11 for a long long time.
     
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    [in my best Rob Reiner voice]

    Why ? Why not just turn it up and make it 10 ?

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  10. MacHiavelli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ten is just so last year ;-)
     
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    Yea its been a jolly 11 since it was introduced. God I love the BBC, sometimes.

    Can I have an iPod, Obama? I have an 80gb 5.5g but need a touch or nano for running. PM for address and gratitude.
     
  12. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    Obama gives the Queen an iPod Video

    Apologies in advance if this has been posted elsewhere.
     

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    I was just about to post this. I wonder what she'll put on it?
     
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    These gifts are so dumb. He definitely doesn't want a framed picture of her, and she can buy an iPod if she wants one. The DVD thing was practically an international incident - and for what?
     
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    There have been stories that the Queen has an iPod. The pictures she gives is a tradition. But agreed that it's silly all around.
     
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    but will we see her silhouette in a commercial?
     
  18. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    you have stamps for that, way ahead of ipod commercials.
     
  19. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Its more of a sign of peace then anything. I shudder to think what would have happened if he handed her a zune....:eek:
    :p
     
  20. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    Obama is officially the most retarded gift giver in the history of mankind.

    :rolleyes:
     
  21. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Um, what?

    I was born in the same year as you, BTW.

    You've got some catching up to do. ;)
     
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    Doesn't matter which iPod...

    What he gave her was a US product that was made and designed with US intellectual property! He gave the teacher an APPLE! Very symbolic as are all "State" gifts.

    Think about about it.

     
  24. Keniff macrumors 6502a

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    With all respects, Yes, it is a US company and product, but Jonathan Ive, the principal designer of the iPod is British, and it was made in China!

    Sorry to be fineky...
     
  25. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    Why the hell do people even bother scrutinizing all these stupid things? Concentrate on the major issues and forget about the silly gifts..
     

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