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Will apple.com change its frontpage and say something about the crisis in Japan?
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Mar 13, 2011, 06:35 PM
 
It's been a few days. Apple should have done something?

(Edit: the Japanese Apple website has some words on its frontpage.)

     
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Mar 13, 2011, 07:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Sealobo View Post
It's been a few days. Apple should have done something?
Like what? They’re a tech company; their web site doesn’t have anything to do with the crisis in Japan.

Donating or in other ways helping in the massive amount of salvaging and reconstruction that Japan is now facing would be a decent move for them, but it’s not really anything that belongs on their web site.

(Edit: the Japanese Apple website has some words on its frontpage.)

Hm. Most of that makes a lot of sense, even without knowing the kana (“Earthquake … hurt by the tsunami … places … heartfelt (?) … extend (upon?). Deep grief … the devastated places … families … thoughts and prayers …”). But what the hell is that “watch dancing” doing there?!?
     
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Mar 13, 2011, 07:32 PM
 
Watch the earth dance? (too soon?)
     
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Mar 13, 2011, 07:45 PM
 
The only time the US Apple Store page has ever changed for a natural disaster is the 2004 earthquake/tsunami in SE Asia. If they changed the website for this I suspect they'd take a lot of heat (as they should) for doing nothing about Haiti. It's worth noting that Apple did allow donations through iTunes for Haiti as they are doing for Japan.
     
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Mar 17, 2011, 10:01 PM
 
In all fairness the iPad 2 just launched... you can't expect Apple to downplay that for a bunch of dead people...

(just incase someone didn't realize the sarcasm there, I'm spelling it out right now.)
     
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Mar 17, 2011, 10:26 PM
 
Why ?

Every day(!!!), more than 3,250 people day from automobile accidents. (Source)
Nobody cares.

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Mar 18, 2011, 03:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Like what? They’re a tech company; their web site doesn’t have anything to do with the crisis in Japan.

Donating or in other ways helping in the massive amount of salvaging and reconstruction that Japan is now facing would be a decent move for them, but it’s not really anything that belongs on their web site.
Just a little something from my screenshot archive...

( Last edited by Lateralus; Mar 18, 2011 at 04:46 AM. )
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Mar 18, 2011, 04:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
But what the hell is that “watch dancing” doing there?!?
お見舞い you mean?

みまい【見舞い】
Ⅰ. 〔見舞うこと〕an inquiry; 〔見舞いの言葉〕an expression of one's sympathy ⦅for⦆⇒みまう(見舞う)
負傷者を見舞いに行った|I went to see how the injured people were doing.
暑中見舞い|⇒しょちゅう(暑中)
病人に見舞いの言葉を述べる|express one's concern for a sick person

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Mar 18, 2011, 04:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by Sealobo View Post
To all affected by the earthquake and tsunami, we express our deepest sympathies.
At this time of great sadness, we are thinking of any praying for the victims and their families.
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Mar 18, 2011, 05:53 AM
 
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Mar 18, 2011, 07:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by B Gallagher View Post
お見舞い you mean?
Yup, that one. What an odd development of meaning.
     
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Mar 18, 2011, 10:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Why ?

Every day(!!!), more than 3,250 people day from automobile accidents. (Source)
Nobody cares.

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Yet no one wants to ban cars.
     
   
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