“The International Olympic Committee confirmed today that Olympic athletes are free to use any device they wish during the Opening Ceremonies, including iPhones,” Jordan Golson reports for MacRumors. “They are also not required to cover any logos on their devices.”
“Yesterday, it was reported that Samsung had asked athletes to cover the logos on devices made by competitors during the opening ceremonies as a condition for receiving a free Galaxy Note 3 smartphone in the gift bags given to all athletes,” Golson reports. “It is possible that Samsung requested that logos be covered, but it is not an official IOC request and athletes will not be penalized for using or displaying non-Samsung phones.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yet another weasel move from convicted patent infringer Samsung.
Olympic sponsor Samsung demands Apple logos on athletes’ iPhones be covered during opening ceremony – February 5, 2014