Comic puts Taylor Swift's feud with Apple in the middle of Apple's classic Super Bowl ad

Comic puts Taylor Swift's feud with Apple in the middle of Apple's classic Super Bowl ad
So Taylor Swift penned an open letter to Apple about artists not getting paid royalties during Apple Music's three month free trial. And yes, Apple caved. That makes the whole darn affair fodder for the comic strip writers at The Joy of Tech. There are actually two versions of the comic, which we will get into in a second.

The comic references Apple's classic "1984" commercial for the Mac. Tim Cook is Big Brother, his face filling a giant screen. Taylor Swift is the girl with the sledgehammer that is used to destroy that screen. The implication is that Apple, with the introduction of the Mac, is eliminating the conformity being forced on the public by Big Brother (IBM and Microsoft).

Today's comic had two different ending panels. Before Apple reversed its position the screen on the last panel read, "On June 30th Apple will introduce its streaming music service. And you'll see why Taylor Swift's 1989 makes Apple look like it's from 1984." With the news that Apple has done a 180 degree turn, the last panel now reads, "On June 30th Apple will introduce its streaming music service. And you'll see why Taylor Swift's 1989 helped Apple from looking like it was from 1984."

Check out the comic by clicking on the slideshow below. We've also included the original Apple "1984" ad for reference.





source: TheJoyofTech, SeanCollier

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