Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2011 21:46 UTC
Apple So, yeah, uhm, I bought an iPad 2 today. I still don't think anyone really needs a tablet, but that doesn't mean I didn't want one. I wanted to wait until the HP TouchPad was announced, but now that it has, it seems it won't be coming to The Netherlands any time soon. As such, the iPad 2 it was. A few quick fist impressions.
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Giveaway?
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 11th Jun 2011 21:24 UTC
BallmerKnowsBest
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2008-06-02

Maybe OSNews should hold an iPad 2 giveaway...

...oh wait, better not, Apple has decided that they want iron-fisted control over that too:

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/06/01/apple-tries-to-put-the-kibos...

- iPad, iPhone and the iPhone Gift Card may not be used in third-party promotions.
- iPod touch is only allowed to be used in special circumstances and requires a minimum purchase of 250 units.
- You may NOT use the Myriad Set font on or in connection with web sites, products, packaging, manuals, or promotional/advertising materials.
- The use of "free" as a modifier in any Apple product reference in a prominent manner (headlines, call- outs, etc.) is prohibited.
- You must submit all marketing materials related to the promotion of Apple products to Apple for review.


But don't worry, I'm sure the Apple Apologist Army will be along to eagerly explain things & call us idiots/haters/poopie-heads for daring to apply critical thought to Apple... no doubt this is for our own good, it just coincidentally happens to be exactly the sort of thing that arrogant control freaks would do.

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RE: Giveaway?
by redshift on Sun 12th Jun 2011 02:22 in reply to "Giveaway?"
redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

I don't see how Apple can actually enforce that with a company they are not in contract with in the first place. A company like MacMall should be more worried about it, since apple could cut of there shipments if they don't like the way they use there product. But a TV station could acquire the equipment from any reseller, and if they want to give it away, they should be able to do so.

I don't think it would stand up in court. The article is pretty vague on what action was taken against the TV station. It only implies that they run afoul of the the rules stated in a contract that the station did not actually enter into. It points out that resellers (who are more likely to be bound by that contract) did not seem to be actively held to it.

If Apple is suing the station I would like to hear how it turns out.

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