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February 6, 2014

Athletes, don’t show your iPhone at Winter Olympics or you’ll upset Samsung

ban_appleThe Winter Olympic organizers are requesting that athletes who take their iPhones to the Opening Ceremonies cover up the Apple logo. Smartphones are as common as miniature flags at Olympic opening ceremonies, as the athletes like to capture memories with their phones’ built-in cameras. Samsung is one of the main sponsors in fact they are the official smartphone partner of the 2014 Winter Olympics, that’s why its Galaxy Note 3 the event’s official phone, is being given  free to all participating athletes.
|However, it looks like this gift comes with some strings attached.banned

It’s not that the folks putting together the Sochi Olympics have anything against Apple, per se. Samsung figures it’s not too much to ask to declare the opening ceremonies an Apple-logo-free zone.

Samsung likely sees nothing wrong with asking this year’s crop of Olympic athletes to hide their iPhone or iPad.

Via MacRumors

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini