Indian Student's Encounter With Tim Cook Reveals 'Major Fumble' On iPad Pro Ad Controversy

Indian Student's Encounter With Tim Cook Reveals 'Major Fumble' On iPad Pro Ad Controversy

An Indian student meets Tim Cook at Stanford, humorously claiming Cook criticized Apple's iPad ad.

Siksha MUpdated: Thursday, May 16, 2024, 08:55 PM IST
article-image
@shaurya_sinha7

22-year-old Indian student Shaurya Sinha sparked a stir on social media when he said he ran into Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, at Stanford University. 

On X, formerly known as Twitter, Sinha shared a picture of him and his two friends with Tim Cook and tweeted, “Met the one and only @tim_cook on a dish hike run at Stanford. Asked him about the new Apple iPad campaign and here’s what he said.”

In the following post, Sinha further added that the tech leader labelled the ad, “ yeah twas a major fumble.”

However, Sinha later clarified that his post was meant as a joke and the Cook would never use such words. He wrote, “WAIT ON A SUPER REAL NOTE- this post was a joke. I means to say I’d never disrespect him by asking about a huge controversy like the iPad Ad TO HIS FACE. WHY IS THIS BECOMING NEWS IN MY COUNTRY? Tim would never use the word fumble.” 

What is the iPad Pro advertisement controversy?

Apple's latest iPad Pro advertisement sparked controversy due to its contrast of the tablet's features with visuals of a hydraulic press destroying creative instruments. Critics found the ad insensitive, suggesting that it implied technology hinders creativity rather than nurturing it.

CEO Tim Cook's post on X, encouraging users to imagine the creative potential of the iPad, faced backlash amid the ad controversy. According to BBC reports, responding to the criticism, Apple removed the ad and issued an apology. Tor Myhren, Apple's VP of marketing communications, acknowledged that the company "missed the mark" and confirmed their dedication to showcasing iPad users' creativity.

RECENT STORIES

Prof. Mohammad Shakeel Assumes Charge As Officiating Vice Chancellor Of Jamia Millia Islamia

Prof. Mohammad Shakeel Assumes Charge As Officiating Vice Chancellor Of  Jamia Millia Islamia

BSEB Class 10, 12 Compartment Exam Answer Key Out at biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in

BSEB Class 10, 12 Compartment Exam Answer Key Out at biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in

FLAME University Holds 15th Convocation Ceremony, Sania Nehwal Attends As Chief Guest

FLAME University Holds 15th Convocation Ceremony, Sania Nehwal Attends As Chief Guest

Bihar: 6 NEET Aspirants Admit To Parents Paying ₹30-50 Lakh To Obtain Question Papers

Bihar: 6 NEET Aspirants Admit To Parents Paying ₹30-50 Lakh To Obtain Question Papers

AP Inter Supply Exam 2024 Admit Card Out Soon at bie.ap.gov.in

AP Inter Supply Exam 2024 Admit Card Out Soon at bie.ap.gov.in