Apple propaganda bites iPhone in the arseMikey 3 comments
The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK has banned the Apple iPhone advertisement from further broadcasting, due to the adverts claim that "all the parts of the internet are on the iPhone".
This claim is as we all know completely false, as 2 of the most significant Internet technologies are totally absent from the iPhone, Flash and Java, which on many web sites are essential to their functionality.
Apple says that their statement "all the parts of the internet are on the iPhone" was about availability, not the functionality of a web site. Pretty dumb when you consider having the Internet on a mobile phone is nothing new (although Apple seems to act like it's something new and special) and any given web site is only of use if you can - you know - actually interact with it.
As an example, I produced a flash animation on the home page of the company I work for, which demonstrates our key message of products and services. As our CEO and Managing Director both have iPhones, it must amuse them to no end to know they can't even demonstrate it to potential clients and investors on their brand spanking new toys when it would have worked in any other browser nearly a decade ago.