Having previously stolen key product ideas from Watson, Kaleidoscope and others, sources indicate that Apple has now stolen the concept for MacZOT!
Documents obtained by Crazy Apple Rumors Site show that after the holiday buying season, Apple intends to keep sales brisk by implementing MacZOT!’s patented (pending) methods for moving units without actually making any money.
An angry MacZOT! founder Brian Ball lashed out at Apple in a tirade excessively laden with both expletives and gratuitous exclamation marks.
“DamnIT!” Ball shouted. “This is BullSHIT!
“I invented the art of not making any money and Apple knows it.”
The documents indicate that Apple has several promotions it is preparing to lay out at Macworld in January.
- 100 video iPods will be sold for $1 each.
- A $25 license for either Final Cut Express, Logic Express or Aperture, depending on your blood type.
- A mystery bundle for $5 that includes five Apple products, at least one of which is an Xserve.
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller said Apple believes the promotions will raise the profile of the company’s products.
“We’re going to lose money on these things hand over fist,” Schiller said. “But we’ll make it up in the long run.
“We haven’t really figured out how. Probably can’t call Brian and ask him. He seems kind of mad.”
Ball reiterated that he is indeed mad and that he does not want Schiller to call him.