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



1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol, I'm impressed. Even Joy of Tech stopped sucking up to Apple for 30 seconds in order to comment on this issue. When even that comic can't find a way to put a positive spin on Apple's position, you know the company screwed up.

9. waddup121 unregistered

lol hahahha

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

At least they're rectifying their mistakes unlike your precious Motorola who continues to mess up at practically everything. Botched Nexus 6 launch. Botch Moto 360 launch. Botched Moto X launch with the Moto Maker exclusivity.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Wow, Apple looking foolish really causes you pain.

2. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

that's real creative !

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


4. gaming64 unregistered

The only thing I think of the original commercial are Nazis.

5. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Taylor exposing Satan.

20. KRONeage

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Taylor exposing Satan? Are you kidding me? She is Satan's daughter and proud of her GREED and ignorance of the fact that for 8 yrs she was satisfied with what she was making from Spotify. Then when Apple Beats.... more for their Music Industry Connections than because it was successful. Which it wasn't and isn't. At least in the streaming music business. If you fools can't tell this is a canned encore performance by this wicked little spoiled brat. The deals are always out of public eye with Apple and everybody knows that. So it's obviously some kind of backdoor deal to make it look like she challenged Apple. When in all reality..... a deal such as this would never be out for public debate in the first place. That's not the way the Music Business, Apple or Taylor Swifts army of handlers and lawyers operate. None of them.... including Taylor would ever being involved in this. Simply because she was going to miss the few pennies (which are far less than she was getting from Spotify percentage wise) on Free Streamed Music. Which in all reality Spotify pays on their trial premium plan too. How is Apple different? They're not.... only their interoffice connections got them landing Taylor Swift. Who is only ONE artist getting paid and none of them really get much from either Album or songs sold or streamed anyway!!! We can only hope the FEDS dig in as deep into this deal as they did eBooks!!!

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Hmmmmm that girl's outfit in the old Mac commercial looks a lot like the Hooter uniform.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

For the rest of us who aren't scumbags, we know that the outfit is a track and field uniform.

11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

scumbags? Please proceed to explain why you think my comment led you think I'm a scumbag? I know it's a track and field uniform. However, it's just so happened to be to white and orange like what Hooter uniform looks like. On the record, I have never been to Hooter.

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

"On the record, I have never been to Hooter." Liar.

18. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I never have. I don't find any of their food to be desirable. I know more places to go to is way better than Hooter's food. You want to believe me or not, it's not my business. Next time please build a better case before calling people out as "scumbag", otherwise you are just being a troll like Mxyzptlk.

10. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Do I really believe Apple, a global multimillion-dollar-a-year company, backs up only on behalf of ONE artist's rant??? Nope. I suspect publicity stunt. An amount with several zeros has been added to Mrs. Swift account for putting Apple's music service on the spotlight in such short notice... because what I do believe is that she is a business masterclass...

16. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

haha. clever! got a laugh out of me

17. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015


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