I still remember it like yesterday. It was sunny and my father went to the Future Shop at Park Royal in West Vancouver to buy me an iPod mini. The iPod mini proved to be an insanely popular device and was completely sold out with the exception of an open-box unit. My father bought it anyways knowing my impatience. This was the first unboxing experience I remember vividly. The smooth, white box opened in half, presenting the iPod on the right side, and a booklet simply marked “Enjoy” on the left. Then I held the iPod mini. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever held.
It’s never a bad day to look at some fantastic photos of, in my opinion, Apple hardware’s finest hour. I had the green one.
Mea culpa. It wasn’t Apple that kept the comic out of the Comixology app:
Turns out, however, Apple wasn’t to blame, at least according to ComiXology CEO David Steinberger. He wrote that it was ComiXology, not Apple, that made the decision — although it was based on the startup’s understanding of Apple’s policies. Steinberg also insisted that the decision wasn’t based on sexual orientation: “We did not interpret the content in question as involving any particular sexual orientation, and frankly that would have been a completely irrelevant consideration under any circumstance.”
Earlier today, Vaughan (best known for Y: The Last Man), issued a statement saying that Saga #12 would not be for sale through Comixology or any other third-party app on iOS. “As has hopefully been clear from the first page of our first issue, Saga is a series for the proverbial ‘mature reader,'” he wrote. “Unfortunately, because of two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex, Apple is banning tomorrow’s Saga #12 from being sold through any iOS apps. This is a drag, especially because our book has featured what I would consider much more graphic imagery in the past, but there you go.”
Wow, is this stupid. Click through for the bonus stupid: Apple’s still selling the same issue in its own iBookstore.