A commercial promoting the iPad app of a newspaper, Newsday is reported to have been pulled after Apple reportedly threatened the publication with a cease and desist letter besides vowing to remove all of their apps from the App Store if their orders were not followed.
The commercial itself was a humorous take on digital news apps taking over print newspapers. However Apple’s objection appears to have been targeted at the cracked iPad screen that didn’t quite show the iPad in the light that Apple would have liked to. Here’s a quote from a person claiming to be a Newsday employee.
“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.”
Anyway, thanks to the fact that the ad got pretty viral, you can still find several copies of the commercial on YouTube. Check it out below while it lasts.