How to Retaliate Against Apple’s Anti-Bitcoin Stance, The Socially Acceptable Edition

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By Super User Feb 7, 2014 12:44PM BST Updated


How to Retaliate Against Apple’s Anti-Bitcoin Stance, The Socially Acceptable Edition

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Broken iPhone for Bitcoin

Look, folks. We get it. The lot of you are absolutely annoyed that Apple has killed off the application from the App Store. It’s an overall crummy situation. And with users retaliating by smashing, stabbing, and even shooting their iPhones — we come to you with three simple steps to tell Apple where to go in a socially acceptable fashion.

  1. Sell your iPhone, don’t smash it, toss it, launch it into space, or throw it at somebody. Seriously, this doesn’t really do anything aside from make you seem crazy. Something tells us Tim Cook isn’t hanging out on YouTube and shedding tears because you’re smashing your device (and filming it really poorly). Get it to eBay or sell it to someone you know who may actually need one. The bonus? Apple won’t be getting the money from the iPhone sale – you will.
  2. Take your business elsewhere by purchasing an Android (or other device) that will allow you to enjoy the bitcoin world freely. That iPhone you sold will help you cover the costs of your new device.
  3. Tell Apple you’re unhappy with their current stance on bitcoin. You can do that at Just remember, no cursing, excessive use of exclamation points, and no caps. Be professional and keep it to-the-point. Realistically, you won’t receive a reply, but there’s power in numbers. Enough voices will be heard, eventually. The do read feedback.

We can sit here all day and condemn Apple’s decisions, or we can do something effective to change it. The question is: how will you react?

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Nuno Menezes is a Bitcoin Entrepreneur and a crypto currency’s enthusiast strongly supporting the Bitcoin Portuguese Community. He is an Anthropologist and a Writer and his current field of work is virtual currencies.Complementing his Social Sciences Master degree with a Professional background in telecommunications along some experience in Computer Science, he intends to bring knowledge and understanding about the impact of crypto currencies in society. Updated
  • Zarathustra

    Nice effort but the real way to get Apple to see the light is for a few thousand people to take them to Small Claims Court for unfair restraint of trade. Costs less than $200 to prosecute and if you are suing for less than $2000, Apple won’t even show up – they can’t send an attorney in most states either.
    The publicity would be devastating, thousands of verdicts against the corporation and they can’t consolidate it into one class action suit, because it’s Small Claims.
    My Take: If I had an Apple device with an app to tend my money/property/assets and Apple took that app away, that’s an unfair restraint of trade issue, so Apple is responsible for giving me my money back on the phone and all costs involved.
    Don’t scoff. I’ve used this technique to force huge dental insurance corporations to pay up when they had refused…works fantastic!
    Interested parties should contact FilerNet – just Google us – for resources and assistance.

  • Wayne

    The simple fact that there is only one comment here indicates to me that Bitcoin is way overvalued and its price is being manipulated like all other currencies are.This bubble is going to burst!