At the end of an article looking at iOS 9 beta 3, which includes Apple Music, CIO‘s Jim Lynch reports:
One last tidbit about the third iOS 9 beta concerns the News app. While I was scrolling through topics and channels, I noticed that the Android topic had a very interesting choice of image: Tim Cook laughing. Yes, Tim Cook laughing his head off was picked by the Apple News app to represent the Android category.
I wonder if the Apple developers or the editors who are curating content on the News app were having a little fun at Android’s expense? I guess it’s open to interpretation, but I found it rather amusing. I wonder if the folks at Google are laughing too?
Tons more about iOS 9, including screenshots, in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: Smirk.
Aw, Android phones aren’t selling like they used to – July 8, 2015
Apple is killing Samsung in China – July 8, 2015
Struggling Samsung’s profit falls for seventh consecutive quarter – July 6, 2015
Investors lower Samsung expectations amid Galaxy S6 sales doubts – July 6, 2015
Lower than expected Galaxy S6 sales fail to drag struggling Samsung back into profitability – July 1, 2015
Apple’s indomitable iPhone 6/Plus sales unfazed by Samsung’s anemic Galaxy S6/Edge – June 2, 2015
iPhone 6, killer: Beleaguered Samsung’s Galaxy S6 sales are a total disaster – May 22, 2015
Beleaguered Samsung reports 30 percent decline in operating profit – April 28, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 phones suffer weaker than expected sales in South Korea homeland – April 22, 2015
15 percent of Samsung Electronics execs quit amid profit slump – April 2, 2015
Significant Android to iPhone switching weakens market for Samsung Galaxy S6 – March 24, 2015
Apple iPhone takes smartphone market share from Android around the world – March 4, 2015
Poor man’s iPhone: Android on the decline – February 26, 2015
Apple grabbed 93% of mobile industry profits in fourth quarter 2014 – February 9, 2015
is it true? if it is … LOL.
I love it. It means Apple developers still have freedom to have fun, just like before.
Brilliant. I love Tim’s leadership of Apple, never afraid to have a nice little jab at the “competition”
Posted from my iPhone 6 after receiving a notification on my Apple Watch.
Hopefully with iOS 9 we’ll be able post from our Apple Watches.
FIVE STAR RATING for TC !
No but the folks at Google are getting a real kick over built-in Ad blocking. Good one Apple!! 😉
I’d say that was a monstrous Cook cruel chuckle going on at Android expense. “That’s the Android FAIL signpost up ahead – your next stop, the dead Smartphone Zone!”
Does anyone really have to “wonder” if Apple was having a little fun here?! I mean, Tim’s a far cry from a green garbage can looking robot.
OK. I’ll stir the pot. What if “they” (human curators) had put that picture on a ‘Hillary announces run for president’ article? ‘Trump announces run for president’ article? If you don’t see the problem here then you probably don’t see a lot of problems here. This may just be for fun, since it’s just betaware at this point, and it IS funny, but what are “they” going to do when it’s time to be serious, and who is going to have oversight of that?
I’m with Bob. If you’re serious about being a major news-curating player to tens of millions of people, you need to observe journalistic ethics, Apple.
No one else does, why should Apple be any different? They will because they are Apple.
And I’ll lay odds that iOS Beta 3.1 is right around the corner….
….disguised as security and app enhancements heh heh.
Seriously, credibility – or at least the veneer of, is ‘all’ …in the news industry. This just crossed the line. But still….
Gut wrenchingly funny.