Free Apple iPhones not allowed in promotions or advertisment
3 June 2011 by Olav Hellesø-Knutsen
According to a guideline document, Apple will not allow third parties to use the phrase "Free" as a modifier in Apple product references
The strict guidelines was directed at WTVD-TV, a local TV station in US. The ABC affiliate TV station held a contest where an iPad from Apple was the first price in a sweepstake. According to Apple, this is not permitted. Doing so will break the Guidelines for Third Party Promotions.
Some of the restrictions set by Apple are
If that's not enough, the following statement should cover the rest: "In any event, we reserve the right to revoke our consent to your use of Apple products in your promotion at any time and for any reason"
We totally understand that Apple wants to protect their brand name, but think this is a little over the edge.
What do you think?
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But why? just more ridiculous controls from Apple.
apple are so precious it is unreal! They do want to sell them right?
I think thats fine. Honda Phil will not allow any Honda to be used as a taxi.
Just shows why many of us don't like Apple's communist controls.
I can't see the harm in Apple, or anyone for that matter, wanting to protect their image/trade mark/copyright etc etc
But this does seem a little excessive
One more reason to avoid apple and its overpriced (equivalant u.s 800.00 here for a damn iphone) overhyped rubbish thats made by slave labour. Screw apple