Apple pays tribute to Nelson Mandela on its homepage

By , Dec 7, 2013

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Apple has updated the homepage of its website this evening to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. The late South African president and anti-apartheid revolutionary died on Thursday at the age of 95.

As it did following the passing of Steve Jobs and a handful of other figures, Apple has removed all product placements on the landing page and replaced them with a large portrait photo of Mandela…

Additionally, CEO Tim Cook and SVP Phil Schiller paid homage to him via Twitter:

Nelson Mandela passed away this week after battling numerous health issues in recent years. He had been receiving intensive medical care at home for a lung infection after spending three months in hospital.

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  • Sokrates

    That proves once again what kind of company Apple is, compared to others (e.g. Samsung). Terrific!

    • Tope

      Grow up. Don’t bring your stupid fanboyism into this. Just appreciate gesture for what it is. The man is legend.

      • Steve Jobs

        Tope, you clearly miss the point.

      • Steve Jobs

        Woooooo !!!!!! That’s my name, Brah !
        How dare you ?!

      • thetomthebomb

        What’s up brah? U wanna go brah? Cause we can go brah. I’m ready brah. Ok you ready? Let’s go brah.

      • Steve Jobs

        wait wait whats going on… This is originally my name.. how dare you both ?

      • Nelson Mandela

        Everybody stop okay!

      • Nelson Mandela

        I know.

    • on3simpleclick

      Proves? It proves nothing. They are paying respect towards one of the greatest human beings of our time. Mandela left an unbreakable legacy, & who’s life will be celebrated for a very long time to come.

  • Sway

    They say immortality is impossible but when you’re gone and never forgotten and your legacy lives on…I think that is a form of immortality being achieved.

    • FrankensteinBlack

      And this is the lesson that right wing billionaire cash hoarders and their broke bagger followers don’t get. At the end of the day they will all just be forgotten bones in the dirt no matter how wealthy, for only deeds that contribute to the betterment of humanity makes one truly immortal.
      Bayete Nkosi! Godspeed…

      • Guest

        steve jobs was liberal, soros is liberal, gates is liberal. i can go on and on about the left wing billionaire nuts

  • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

    Apple only pays tributes to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

    So, RIP Nelson Mandela.

    • ɑղժɾҽա

      Beautiful!

    • Steve Jobs

      *Tears*..I couldn’t have said it better.

    • Nelson Mandela

      I’m not a misfit or crazy.

  • Burge

    If Tim cook wants to give his condolences it should come from him not the company he works for.
    This is a cheap move to get the name Apple along side the name Nelson Mandela

    • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

      Are you stupid or you don’t know Apple at all.

      Because if you knew more about Apple, you would know that Apple pays tributes to all people that have changed our would for better…this is not new at all.

      • Burge

        Did Apple do this for Neil Armstrong? That guy what I thought was a US hero..?

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        Are you serious? Neil Armstrong was a guy who landed on the moon. Could be other person. It was a team job.

        You can’t compare to Nelson Mandela, Nicola Tesla, Leonardo Da Vinci, Martin Luther King Jr, Albert Einstein, and many others like them…

      • Burge

        So what your saying is a guy who risked his life to do what a US president said we are going to the moon . Is not worth it .

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        He’s a icon.. not a legend. That’s the main difference.

        Everybody respect him, but you can’t compare to the others. He had a mission that with a lot of bravery he (Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins) accepted.

        But could be other astronauts…in case none of them accepted.

      • Burge

        Now your picking who’s a icon and who’s not . What did Apple do about getting Mandela free..

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        Now we all should pay a tribute to the Mr Facepalm.

      • Carlos Gomes

        Now that we all know that Apple has been a gigantic company since the beginning of times:
        What did Apple about getting Jesus free?

      • Steve Jobs

        I flagged your comment as inappropriate. :)

      • nyangejr

        never head of him!!!!

    • Jay

      Exactly. Thank you sir. I find this quite disgusting to be honest. They’re just using the man’s fame to boost their image. These multinationals rarely, if ever, do anything out of goodwill. They always have agendas.

      • CollegiateLad

        Wow…

  • jack

    SA is now one of the most violent cities in the whole world. People die every day from kidnaps, robberies, etc. What exactly did this guy do?

    • CollegiateLad

      South Africa is not a city… OMG this guy.

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        San Andreas, GTA… for sure. :D

      • jack

        Fixed. What is your criticism now?

    • Carlos Gomes

      Yay, the kind of ignorant people that I hate!

    • Micaiah Martin

      He promoted Communism and spread democracy. Also he even wrote a book for communists! Check it out. http://www.freerepublic(dot)/focus/f-news/1255245/posts

    • Nelson Mandela

      Not only did I stop Apartheid I also did a lot to fight against AIDS and fight poverty. Boom.

  • Nirvana

    After all, Apple only pays tributes to those who dedicated their entire life as they die, Apple shows respect to him just like Steve Jobs 2 years ago. Not many companies do the thing but Apple does, and I don’t mean to make comparisons between Apple and other firms.

  • Micaiah Martin

    Why is everyone honoring this guy?

    • Derp

      Please educate yourself. SMFH!

    • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

      It’s the new internet sensation.
      we choose random people to honor, that’s why.

    • Nelson Mandela

      Because I stopped Apartheid. I planned protests and against the Apartheid. I narrowly escaped execution and went to jail for 18 years to fight against racism. Also I fought against aids after my presidency, and I completely changed South Africa.

      • Maxim∑

        dont make a mock account of someone who passed… But your right

      • Micaiah Martin

        you are also a communist!
        yay!!! (sarcasm)

  • Steven Code

    Think I can get a job at the CIA but contacting them?

  • Ted Forbes

    The good will remember the good you ave done.
    The good will try to do the good you have done.
    May you soul find peace and rest as you traverse the breath and width of this mystical, magical, majestic, eternal and infinite universe…So long Madiba…

  • Balduin Berger

    Its just sad to see people writing comments with the name of Steve Jobs or Nelson Mandela or any other famous person which died. Pay respect to them.