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GTA 4 totally disses Apple

"As it turns out, if you browse the internet enough on GTA, you might come across an Apple ad parody. The not so subtle mockery of Apple consists of a computer ad for "Fruit", that implores you to "THINK Simple. THINK Minimalism. THINK Overpriced." Ouch.

There's also an ad for a banana shaped "iFruit Phone" with "No buttons. No Reception. No storage capacity. All ego."

Looks like the folks at Rockstar aren't too impressed by the iPhone either." writes (Grand Theft Auto IV, PC, PS3, Tech, Xbox 360)

spacetoilet  +   2840d ago
It's funny coz it's true!
ravinshield  +   2839d ago
everybody loves microsoft.wooow
Kakkoii  +   2840d ago
It's odd that Microsoft get's made fun of all the time. But when someone makes fun of Apple it becomes headline news.

Just stating my observation..

I personally believe people shouldn't get to worked up about these things. Cause in the end it's always about what YOU WANT. People will always be around to joke about a product. It's there personal opinion and there entitled to it.

Study the kind of product you want, always go around and look at different companies to see what they have to offer. A lot of the time you may find something you like better then what is advertised out the wahoo in the media.

Touch screen phones and Wifi in devices have been around long before Apple did it. Like the Archos 604/605 for instance. I'd rather get the 605 then an iPod Touch any day. Yeah it may not look as pretty, but it has the kind of features I want.

The iPhone isn't innovative. It's ARTISTIC. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, as I am an artist and appreciate products that have a good look, as do most other people. I just wish people wouldn't get the 2 confused so much.

But what the iPhone and such has done is helped push Touch screens and mobile Internet more into the mainstream in North America. More and more companies are taking the plunge instead of the few who used to do it. So that's a great plus :).

I do think the iPhone is a top of the line product tho. I just think Steve over prices his stuff to much. I wish he would take the fact that.. If you make something really cheap, you can still end up making the same amount of money, if not more. Due to it selling SO MUCH more due to it's price. If you take a look at the graphics card market. Most of the money is made in the low and mid range cost cards. Not the high end expensive ones.

This comment was probably a bit off topic to the story.. But when I feel like talking..... I gotta do it :).
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Bonsai1214  +   2840d ago
did you really say the iphone wasn't innovative..
Tsalagi  +   2840d ago
Brand loyalty
Kakkoii  +   2840d ago
Well Bonsai1214... Explain to me what makes the iPhone so much more "innovative" than existing products from other companies.

Cause.. touch screens have already been done ALOT, so you can't say that. Wireless internet has already been in many phones for quite some time also, so you can't say that.

You know something that's innovative? Nvidia's upcoming APX 2500 hardware that will be used in new phones.

What they did was, they shrunk down their best GPU on the market and created a super power efficient design. They created a new power management system to further improve power usage in the device. It is capable of playing 10 hours of 720p video. The hardware is capable of using up to a 12MP camera. There's so much more to what they've done but it's to much to go into. Here's a link to there site about it.

I personally can't wait until a Phone or even just a PMP comes out that uses the APX 2500. And I bet alot of homebrew scene people would love to have it also. All the power under that hood, would be capable of doing ALOT.
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neil_1980  +   2840d ago
the whole iphone thing really bugs me...

my last 3 phones have been touch screen with inbuilt wifi, gprs and the ability to store 4 gigs worth of mp3's

infact my latest phone (tytn II) has inbuilt gps and 3g too and that was out before the iphone.

so yes how exactly is the iphone inovative seeing as I had a phone on a par to it 3 years ago and my current phone can do everything an iphone can and more and was out before it????
crazy25000  +   2840d ago
Rockstar is def right, despite what Apple fanboys want to believe
GAMER NOT FANBOY  +   2840d ago
gotta love rockstar. apple is soooo very much over priced
wass007  +   2840d ago
PS3 FTW!!!!
Hahahahaha Rockstar totally pawned dere ass!!!!!!
OoOLeafsOoO  +   2840d ago
u do realize that GTA IV is multi-plat right?
wass007  +   2840d ago
PS3 FTW!!!!
yh a do, do u realise master cheif is a power ranger lol!!!
niall77  +   2840d ago
lol awsome
There’s also an ad for a banana shaped “iFruit Phone” with “No buttons. No Reception. No storage capacity. All ego.”

great stuff rockstar
cpuchess  +   2840d ago
Really?? I got to look for that, that's pretty funny....
GAMER NOT FANBOY  +   2840d ago
Kakkoii  +   2840d ago
Meh not really lol. It had only taken a few minutes.

Decided to risk my bubbles and speak my mind :P.

It's not so much that I take it really seriously. I'm just a very talkative person. So writing about things that interest me is no problem. And with the auto-spell check I can type faster without worrying as much about mistakes lol.
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Bathyj  +   2840d ago
I saw that last night and pissed myself. Apple are probably flattered.
replikka  +   2840d ago
i was playing it and i also heard a simcity dis on the radio lol. it was funny
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muddygamesite  +   2840d ago
:( i got a 17" macbook pro. does that make me a fruit? :(
JokesOnYou  +   2840d ago
just means you probably dont mind paying more for electronics just because it has a "fruit" symbol on it.

Bnet343  +   2840d ago
When you buy an Apple product, you pay for what it is on the outside, not the inside.
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   2840d ago
The keyboard is crap on the macbook, I had to have it replaced twice. The Iphone joke was funny.
Glitch929  +   2840d ago
The Simpsons Game made a (harmless and in no ways actually 'making fun of') parody about GTA, and Rockstar threw a little hissy fit and demanded the Simpsons' creators to remove it from the game. Now they're directly insulting one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry? Very childish... these kids that call themselves "creators" should just grow up.
Bnet343  +   2840d ago
"biggest names in the entertainment industry"

They aren't the biggest, and they sure as hell aren't in the entertainment industry.
PS360PCROCKS  +   2840d ago
EDIT: your right kigmal, haha read it wrong. Apple is not an entertainment company.
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mirroredderorrim  +   2840d ago
I don't think the electronics giant cares what a game studio thinks. They might even find it flattering and funny.

I know I would.
Imallvol7  +   2840d ago
That is so cool. I have a whole new respect for Rockstar and want to buy this game now just to see this.
SaiyanFury  +   2840d ago
I agree with Rockstar's views. Apple products aren't necessarily bad, but are definitely overpriced.
cpuchess  +   2840d ago
What else is new?
Same thing with all kinds of software, you go to your local department stores and there is hardly anything for the Apple.
ry-guy  +   2840d ago
I love how PO'ed the comments are in that article from the "Fruit Heads".

I think they missed the part where Rockstar takes pot shots at everyone and everything.

But no, Apple should be sanctioned from such actions!
jinn  +   2840d ago
microsoft had something to do with it

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