Preston Gralla

Jon Stewart rakes over Steve Jobs and the "Appholes"

April 29, 2010 6:28 PM EDT

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, a big fan of Apple's products, raked Steve Jobs and the rest of the "Appholes" for their Big Brother-ish behavior during the lost iPhone fiasco. 

Stewart started off by admitting he's a fan of Apple products, and pulled out his Macbook, iPhone, and iPad to prove it. Then he described the controversy to date, and noted that when the police raided the home of the Gizmodo editor who wrote about the iPhone, they broke in his door. Stewart quipped:

"The cop had to bash in the guy's door? Don't they know there's an app for that?"
The show also noted that Wired reported that Apple security guards tracked down the person who found the lost iPhone and gave it to Gizmodo, Brian J. Hogan, a 21-year-old resident of Redwood City, California. The guards showed up at his house, and asked to be allowed to search it. They were turned down. Stewart flashed the words "Appholes" on the screen and said:
"Apple, you guys were the rebels, man, the underdogs, people believed in you. But now, are you becoming 'The Man'"?
Stewart cut to the infamous Apple ad in 1984 about overthrowing Big Brother and said:
"It wasn't supposed to be this way. Microsoft was supposed to be the evil one. But now you guys are busting down doors in Palo Alto while Commandant Gates is ridding the world of mosquitoes.
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