Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 22:57 UTC
Apple Apple doesn't have a particularly healthy relationship with the press; it has sued websites for publishing information it didn't like, and has tried to keep information under wraps that a journalist tried to uncover via the Freedom of Information Act. Now, however, it has tried to prevent The Times from publishing an article about Steve Jobs.
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So special?
by Hakime on Thu 20th Aug 2009 07:47 UTC
Hakime
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2005-11-16

I don't understand why when it comes to Apple the media and pundits out there have to make it so special and particularly reporting the facts wrongly?

it has sued websites for publishing information it didn't like


The information that you refer to, are industrial prototypes and industrial informations vital for the Apple's strategy. Since when it is so special that a compagny sues people who are making public its internal confidential informations, informations which will be inevitably used by its competitors? Th history is full of case like that, just recently a french car compagny have sued some journalists who have published prototypes and informations of their new cars. Why you make it sound that is is only an Apple thing? It is not. Get you facts right, and stop spreading your anti apple crap.

and has tried to keep information under wraps


Wrong gain, you read too much of the sensationalism press (i guess you can only understand that). What Apple does is what any other compagny does: protecting itself from wrong and sensationalist reporting which usually don't separate what is a fact and what is imaginary. Any compagny does that, remember the Mercedez Class A car? Some cars were defective and journalist made such a mess of it, but it was way too much exaggerated.

it has tried to prevent The Times from publishing an article about Steve Jobs.


So what? Some people preventing other people to write (usually non-sense) about their personality is not an Apple thing. Actors, politicians, singers, they is a ton of example of such cases.

And you want other companies name that keep press far from them. Here it goes: Renault, BMW, Boeing, Sony, and the list is big.

So what it is your point on bashing (like the Times jackass) Apple on the matter?

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