Their iPhone may be rubbish (okay, MY iPhone may be rubbish – see earlier post) but Apple has its heart in the right place. From Apple’s Hot News comes the following:
No on Prop 8
October 24, 2008
Apple is publicly opposing Proposition 8 and making a donation of $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign. Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employeesâ€™ same-sex partners, and we strongly believe that a personâ€™s fundamental rights â€” including the right to marry â€” should not be affected by their sexual orientation. Apple views this as a civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue, and is therefore speaking out publicly against Proposition 8.
I (heart) Apple. And, as an Apple shareholder, to boot, I heartily approve of this message
It sings (iTunes). It dances (more iTunes). It finds my way when I’m lost (which is often – I’m still trying to master the difference between turn right and turn left and have never got the hang of the Canadian custom of giving directions by vector!) It finds the nearest Timmies for me (thanks to a sweet little app called Where) and one of these days, it’s actually going to make the coffee for me, just as soon as Jobs and his geeks in Cupertino get working on it. BUT IT WON’T MAKE OR TAKE A PHONE CALL! ARRGGGHHH!
For the past three days, every call – incoming or outgoing – has failed, so now I’ve got to carve out several hours in my day to spend on a land line with some tech in Mumbai and find out what the hell is going on with this multi-talented piece of crap!