Ellen DeGeneres Monday aired a spoof advertisement for the iPhone in which the talk-show host demonstrated how the touchscreen makes it very easy to accidentally launch the wrong apps or send text messages you hadn't finished typing.
However, it looks like the powers that be at Apple didn't find the joke funny. Yesterday, Ellen apologised for the video and explained that Apple had said her sketch made it look like the iPhone was hard to use. Ms. DeGeneres said she was sorry if it came across that way and assured audience members that she's a huge fan of Apple:
"I have an iPhone, Portia [De Rossi] has an iPhone. I just learned how to text on an iPhone; it's the only phone that I can text on and I love it. I love my iPad, I love my iPod. I love iHop if you have anything to do with that. So everybody at Apple, Steve Jobs, Mr. Macintosh, I apologize."
Check out the ad, along with Ellen's apology, below.
and they need to learn how to take a joke and have a sense of humor.
Apple complaining about a joke or Ellen apologizing for it.