Apple snuck a Toronto Raptors tribute into its Canadian home page

Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch:

The Toronto Raptors won the 2019 NBA Championship last night, which is probably not news to you if you’re A) Canadian (like me) or B) a basketball fan. But unless you’re starting your Friday off shopping for Apple gear on their Canadian website, you might not have noticed this subtle Easter egg.

If you go to, which is the Canadian localized version of Apple’s home page, you’ll be greeted by a fleeting animation that pushes down from the top of the screen… It’s fun, and probably done with the approval of headquarters in Cupertino — though there’s likely a fair number of Golden State fans there who aren’t thrilled at the reminder of who took home the win.

Here’s Apple Canada’s animation:

MacDailyNews Take: Congrats, Toronto and Canada!


      1. Not laziness or lack of education. The Canadian flag, T-Rex and basketball are all clearly from Apple’s emoji set, and there is no emoji for a raptor, so the T-Rex was the closest available.

        1. Yes, I believe you nailed it. This is embarrassing for Apple to misrepresent the Raptors. FIRE the person in charge responsible for approving it, not the person doing the actual animation under company direction…

  1. Not a surprise coming from liberal Cook. Will we see the same for the NFL or NHL? Probably not. Women’s World Cup is up next. That said, congrats to the Raptors!…

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