“A Chinese smartphone maker has apologized for an ad comparing Apple to mass-murdering Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler,” Luke Dormehl reports for Cult of Mac.
“The ad depicted a cartoon Hitler performing the Nazi salute, with his red armband showing the Apple logo instead of a swastika,” Dormehl reports. “‘I am deeply sorry for publishing the animation ad on Weibo on Friday,’ Letv CEO Jia Yueting said in a statement issued to Cult of Mac. ‘In hindsight, it was a misstep and I have removed it. It was insensitive and wrong to try to use such an image in a lighthearted way … My intention was to express our vision that open-ended technology ecosystems are more beneficial to consumers and encourage true innovation. Please accept my sincere apologies, and thank you for your attention and understanding.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Open-ended technology ecosystems are more beneficial to consumers and encourage true innovation? Oh, really? All evidence shows that Apple’s vertically-integrated, curated ecosystems are more beneficial to consumers (ease-or-use and security, for just two examples of many) and encourage true innovation (ApplePay and Continuity, for just two examples of many) than fragmented, insecure, so-called “open” platforms.
With a rocket scientist like Jia Yueting in charge, the outlook for Letv (whatever that is) seems bleak.