Apple Labs put under a fatwa

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

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The Middle East is set to blow

With the release of their new devices, the iRaq multiple computer system and the iRan, the GPS enabled iTunes player for joggers, the Middle East is up in arms, and have issued a fatwa on the computing giants.

"We feel Apple are taking the piss out of us," said Muslim cleric, Mustapha Nifone. "They are taking the names of two very religious countries in vain, and this will not be tolerated."

Consumer Watchdogs have called for Apple to consider changing the names of these products prior to any official launch in order to quell the unrest that the names are causing.

"Do Apple consider themselves above such trivialities as racial and religious discrimination?" demanded Aigor Tanifone-al-reddy, Middle Eastern correspondent for Immobile Computing. "It is insensitive."

Steve Jobs refused to be drawn on the subject, but a memo leaked from within the company stated simply: If the product is called the iVorycoast, what would it do?

Apple have attempted to prove that they do not discriminate on religious grounds by releasing the automated plane taxiing system, iReland, and the automated boat docking system, iCeland. Whilst the Icelandic peoples are not bothered, the Irish are none too pleased; though they have found themselves stymied in reforming the iRA after discovering Apple have it trademarked.

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