Lots and lots of vitriol spewing over at the Bitcoin subreddit lately — Apple's decision to shun Bitcoin apps has Redditors heaping negative criticism upon the company.
Here's a look at just some of the stuff being passed around the Bitcoin discussion page on Reddit. One guy even shot his iPhone in protest.Take this Photoshopped ad, for example. It's a play on Apple's old ad challenging IBM. This guy shot his iPhone 5S with a rifle in exchange for a much more Bitcoin-friendly Google Nexus 5. Those not wanting to destroy their devices can swap their iPhones for Bitcoin using a service called MintSpare. Redditors are also celebrating celebrity support — Joe Rogan's on board with them. And famed investor Mark Cuban, while he doesn't seem too interested in the currency, is bothered by the ramifications of a less-than-open mobile web. There's even a contest to re-edit Apple's famous "here's to the misfits" commercial with a Bitcoin bent, hopefully as a way to change the company's attitude on Bitcoin. Here's the unedited original commercial.
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