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First iPhone 6 Owner Immediately Drops it on Live TV: VIDEO

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As you may have heard there is a new iPhone coming out today worldwide. As stores opened in Australia, the media was there to capture the "iPhrenzy", interviewing the first fanboy to emerge with one of the coveted devices.

Unfortunately, the unboxing didn't go as planned.

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Jimmy Kimmel Dupes People on the Streets With Prototype of Apple's 'Largest iPad Ever' - VIDEO

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With Apple rumored to be working on the largest iPad ever, Jimmy Kimmel sent a camera crew out onto Hollywood Boulevard to show people a prototype of the new 'iPad Maxi' and get their reactions.

Except this prototype is really just a 27 inch Apple computer monitor...not that the Apple fans on the street really care.

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Gay Social Networking App Hornet Helps Users Find HIV Clinics

HornetAs mobile social networks like Grindr, Scruff, and Tinder continue to grow in popularity, the developers behind the apps race to add new features to entice users to their services. Hornet, a San Francisco-based relative newcomer to the game, is banking on a commitment to public health in order to expand its userbase. Typically used to help gay men find one another using their phones’ geo-location functionality, Hornet can now also assist its users in locating nearby HIV clinics.

Incorporating a locator tool developed by AIDS.gov, Hornet’s app will display the 10 closest clinics that administer HIV screening and counseling. Additionally, Hornet’s profile creator will emphasize the importance of knowing one’s status. Along with height, weight, and eye color, Hornet will provide users with the ability to designate their HIV status, as a part of its “Know Your Status” campaign. Once a user designates the date of their last HIV test, the application will automatically remind them to get tested again after a designated amount of time.


Portland Apple Customer Finds Homophobic Slur On Receipt, Calls For Social Competency Training

AppleSlurAdam Catanzarite went into a Portland, Oregon Apple store for a pair of headphones, and left with what could be considered a homophobic slur. A few days after his purchase, Catanzarite took a closer look at his receipt only to find "f@g.com" written where his email (which he declined to give to the employee) should have been.

Catanzarite, an HIV prevention specialist at Cascade AIDS Project and a self-identified queer individual, took action, calling the store, speaking with the manager, and eventually being promised a refund; as of yesterday, he had not received it.

PQ Monthly reports:

In a post to Facebook, Catanzarite explained his immediate response and why he felt this was unacceptable:

“The store manager did not do what he said he would to rectify the situation… being queer and having worked with queer youth, I know first-hand that this is an example of the type of #homophobic beliefs and actions that lead young people to harm themselves. This type of action is NOT OKAY, especially from a company that prides itself on being LGBTQ inclusive and welcoming.”

Rather than fire the employee who entered the offending phrase, Catanzarite believes that there should be more cultural competency training for Apple employees on the whole. The Oregonian reports:

Catanzarite followed the initial Facebook post with another on Wednesday morning, describing the encounter in greater detail. In that post, he said:

“The employee who entered f@g.com should not be fired (take a minute to let that settle in if you need to), but should be given an opportunity to learn about the impact of the use of the word fag and how these words impact the individuals who have been oppressed by them.”

Catanzarite said he hasn’t heard from Apple regarding how or why the slur appeared on his receipt but in this case, he said, the employee’s intent doesn’t matter.

“All I can really focus on is how it impacted me and how we can move forward to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” he said.

Several updates from PQ Monthly indicate that the incident really could have been accidental on the part of the employee, particularly regarding the quick input of emails (when not given to the employee) and the proximity of "f" and "g" on the keyboard. The unnamed contact--an employee at the same Apple store location--also said that they believe the employee in question is homosexual and that they have heard him use the word "fag" "in a casual, callous, or even joking manner.”

Misunderstanding or not, it is undoubtedly important to recognize the sensitivity around use of inappropriate or offensive language. Apple has yet to respond to the situation, beyond recognition of its occurrence. 


Jimmy Kimmel Dupes People On The Street With $20 Casio 'Apple' iWatch: VIDEO

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"Do people love Apple products so much that they'll look beyond [the fake logo we placed on the back of a cheap watch]?" asks late night host Jimmy Kimmel. The answer, evidently, is yes.

Kimmel and his staff bought a cheap $20 Casio watch, stuck an Apple logo on the back, and then took to the streets claiming to have a prototype of Apple's rumored "iTime" smart watch to see what the reactions would be. The general consensus is that people liked how it looked affordable, as well as that it showed both the date and the time.

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Celebratory Video Shows Apple Employees, CEO Tim Cook at San Francisco LGBT Pride: WATCH

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Yesterday, Apple posted a video on YouTube covering the company's support of the 5,000 employees who took part in San Francisco Pride on June 29th.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook also made a surprise appearance at San Francisco Pride last week.

"On June 29, thousands of Apple employees and their families marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade. They came from around the world — from cities as far as Munich, Paris, and Hong Kong — to celebrate Apple's unwavering commitment to equality and diversity. Because we believe that inclusion inspires innovation."

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