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Apple Takes Newsday’s Viral iPad Ad Down

Remember the great commercial Newsday ran to promote its official iPad application? The one where an iPad was used to kill a fly on the table, yeah. It’s gone. According to NetworkWorld, Apple got in touch with Newsday and sent a cease & desist letter threatening all of their apps.

The story is also confirmed by a Newsday employee, who chose to stay anonymous. Apple and Youtube have thus started removing all the copies of the commercial still online, but luckily enough AppAdvice has found one Apple has still to remove.

Newsday official comment was:

We have taken the commercial ‘Flypaper’ down and its short, glorious run appears to be over.

While the employee added:

Newsday got a cease and desist letter threatening all of our apps, if we did not remove the commercial immediately. They took exception to the fact that the (iPad) glass shattered into large jagged pieces … Your instincts are correct.

In case you missed it, check out the Newsday commercial below. Personally, I think it’s one of the best iPad commercials ever made.

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