Celebrities admit Apple never singled them out with red carpet treatment
posted by Victor H. / Mar 15, 2012, 7:30 AM
Sometimes it’s hard to believe that celebrities are just like us - usually most of them have what we don’t. But when it comes to Apple, there was never a difference. NBA superstar commenter Shaquille O’Neal found out about it first hand. O’Neal begged Steve Jobs to give him the first iPhone, but was only met with compassionate denial.
Another NBA star, Phoenix Suns’ three-point bomber Channing Frye, whose cousin works in Apple marketing exclaimed:
It’s not just basketball superstars either - celebrity publicist Bradley Frank also never got the early access to gadgets he was asking for:
And it’s interesting to look at the importance of Apple’s secrecy and what connection it has to the company’s success. If we had to describe Cupertino, secretive would probably be the second adjective we’d use after successful. So here’s a challenge for you: how would you describe Apple and its culture in just a couple of words? Let us know in the comments below.
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Wtf cant these guys just wait a little like the ready of us?!?!?
posted on Mar 15, 2012, 8:11 AM 4
Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011
Apple is a religion and great part of its phenomena could only be explained by this presumption. It goes way beyond classic late-capitalism consumersim and fetishes of objects of desire. It's based on a prophecy, a meta-language of signs that constitue our culture - the embodiement of our system of values, and opposing forces are very strong, with excesive energy just like in religious wars. Of course, its does not manifest itself as a tradiotional religion, because of completely different paradigm - but the mechanism is the same - we worship it and it's in everything, we want it and we don't know why. The "Apple Conspiracy" project is focused on sarcastic remarks on this problem. There is no conspiracy, and that's a conspracy ((c) Southpark)
posted on Mar 15, 2012, 8:50 AM 2
Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 08, 2012
That has to be untrue in some cases cause my brother goes to a private school with the daughter of yolanda adams the gospel singer and her daughter was playing with the original ipad i saw before they had the official show announcing it. I was pissed since she was 8 and didnt even know how to use it.
posted on Mar 15, 2012, 8:55 AM 0
Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012
legendary; exclusive its always best to keep quiet about your products until the time to announce them... we as people tend to make things less valuable once we open our mouths. Its best for them to release that info on their own terms first then deal with the love&hate afterwards. "the more you wait for it, the more you want it"
posted on Mar 15, 2012, 9:43 AM 0
Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 18, 2012
Its actually refreshing to see that celebrities are not getting everything they want firsthand because they can sing or act. There are thousands of people who can do what actors and singers can do they just choose not to pursue that path in life. I have more respect for the actors who are modest and choose not to make a news story out of everytime they party or potty. They are people and they forget that because they make millions.
posted on Mar 15, 2012, 10:57 AM 3
Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011
wow. not surprised abut Shaq, but why does giant would want a phone 3'5 screen?.. the haters here. not surpised either.. thanks to them Apple is what it is.. thank you., guys..
posted on Mar 15, 2012, 11:08 AM 4
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Celebrities and other VIPs don't get privileged because that's actually one the main strategies in Apple. They are playing in the position of deity by conistency: there shall be no other gods among them, everyone is the same, Apple is the only God.
posted on Mar 15, 2012, 12:18 PM 0
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