Apple moans over sex toy ad
iGasm gets lawyer's knickers in a twist
Apple isn't tickled over an Ann Summers sex toy ad that mimics the company's iconic silhouette ipod campaign.
News of the World reports Apple lawyers are flushed over sex shops hawking a £30 iGasm peripheral, which plugs into a music player and vibrates to the beat.
The ads picture the silhouette of a woman on bended knee with familiar white wires leading from ears, to peripheral, to — ah — down there. By the looks of things, she is very pleased with her purchase.
Like a grandmother banging on a bathroom door, demanding to know what you could possibly be doing in there that takes thirty five minutes, Apple is seeking to put a stop to such ribaldry.
Apple has released the cease and desist hounds, but NotW reports the stores aren't bowing to Apple's threats.
Apple has form here: last December it grumbled about iPod-driven sex toy the iBuzz being promoted with a silhouette image not dissimilar to one of its own iPod promos.
Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold told the publication: "Perhaps I can send them an iGasm to put a smile back on their faces!" ®
And another thing...
Has anyone else noticed that Ann Summers is a sex shop that is so lame they don't have to have a licence and can let minors in?
If you are going to shop at a sex shop, you should feel, at least, just a little dirty when you come out. It makes it much more fun.
So Jobs really could be the Man Who Sued God?
Here in Auckland, a church is using a similar tack. The character in black profile is a priest, with only one square, his clerical collar, in white. The poster also has the word "iGod".
Surely this ad nostaligically reminds us all of the old days when iPods were new and expensive and only owned by stuck-up a**holes?
RE: Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit
>> Rather than just a dull buzzing sensation that any streetwise chick could obtain via a bag of honey bees or wasps...
Probably better to buy an iPod. That way you only get stung once.