http://cryptocrimson.com / 14 Apr 2014 Posted by Aaron Sines
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. 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.” – Apple Inc.
This slogan was the central focus of Apple’s “Think Different” ad campaign that went on to receive the 1998 Emmy Award for Best commercial and the 2000 Grand Effie Award for most effective campaign in America. Many argue that since the passing of the late Steve Jobs, Apple has lost this vision — some would say the company’s position in regards to bitcoin is supportive of this theory.
To get straight to the point of a possible explanation for Apple’s apprehension in respect to bitcoin — it is quite simple. In a Forbes piece by the Bitcoin Foundation’s Jon Matonis he explains, “With the introduction of Passbook, Apple has launched mobile payments on iOS and competing virtual payment systems, including bitcoin, must be terminated.”
Further support of Apple’s stance against bitcoin came on January 16th of 2014 when a patent dubbed “Method to send payment data through various air interfaces without compromising user data” was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Then just days later came Apple’s well-publicized removal of the Blockchain app which ensued with dozens of angry iPhone users destroying their devices in a most public matter. - READ MORE