Apple Forces Newsday to Stop Airing Viral Ad for its iPad App?

Apple Forces Newsday to Stop Airing Viral Ad for its iPad App?

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Apple has forced Newsday to stop airing an ad for their iPad application that shows the iPad being accidentally destroyed in an attempt to swat a fly, according to NetworkWorld.

The video disappeared from YouTube with Newsday saying: "We have taken the commercial 'Flypaper' down and its short, glorious run appears to be over." Newsday would not say why.

NetworkWorld has since received this message from someone wishing to stay anonymous:

"Newsday got a cease and desist letter threatening all of our apps, if we did not remove the commercial immediately. They took exception to the fact that the (iPad) glass shattered into large jagged pieces ... Your instincts are correct."

We've tried to embed a working copy of the video below... Hopefully it stays up.

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CliqueOfone - September 18, 2010 at 4:47pm
*LOL* Actually, the iPad wouldn\'t/doesn\'t break like that in real life. Funny commercial, though!
ByronChurch - September 18, 2010 at 4:11pm
Steve ! Get hold of your dogs ! Thais is a great commercial .
Alfons Rädel - September 18, 2010 at 12:28pm
Well - does it shatter in RL too or is it just SFX?
Billy Bob - September 18, 2010 at 3:47am
Hmm .. the land of the free ... yea right .. not in Job\'s world ... you Americans are loosing your identity and Apple and Job\'s are becoming a communist company ... I would have told him to F+ck off !!!!!
Jethro - September 17, 2010 at 9:30pm
That\'s a hilarious commercial, Apple has become so sensitive with bad publicity that they are making something that hardly affects them so outrageous. If anything, this is bad publicity for Newsday. Apple has little to do with how good (or bad) Newday\'s app is. By forcing Newsday to remove the commercial, they\'ve actually brought bad publicity on themselves!