Steve Jobs, sporting a halo and wings, extols the virtues of an Android tablet in a Taiwanese ad that’s getting attention in the U.S. for its disrespectful treatment of the late Apple cofounder.
The 20-second ad, which hit YouTube this week, features Taiwanese comedian and impersonator Ah-Ken. Clad in Jobs’s trademark black turtleneck and jeans, he says, “Thank God I get to play with other tablets,” and takes out Action Electronics’s Android-based ActionPad tablet PC and multi-language dictionary. The ad doesn’t mention Jobs by name.
Apple reps could not be reached for comment about the ad.
Chelsea Chen, a spokeswoman for Action Electronics, told Reuters that Apple should see nothing wrong with the spot. “Steve Jobs always promoted things that were good for people, Apple products, so his image can also promote other things that are good.”
Jobs, who died on Oct. 5, thought Google’s Android mobile operating system was a ripoff of Apple’s iOS, which is used in the iPhone and iPad. In Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of the Apple cofounder, Jobs is quoted as saying he effectively “declared war” on Android and that he felt “personally betrayed” by Google.
Apparently steve jobs has seen the light while dead and is now selling android tablets for chineese people