Charlie Hebdo was approached in 2010 by developers interested in putting the satirical weekly on the iPad. According to publisher Stephane (“Charb”) Charbonnier — one of eight staff members killed last week — he heard them out and sent them packing.
With that, Charbonnier launched into an attack on Apple — and Steve Jobs personally — that would make Mohammed blush.
Charbonnier contributed several drawings himself, including the adventures of the Gros Con (big idiot) reproduced above.
Some of the cartoons in the campaign are not so safe for office viewing: A representation of the press lapping at Jobs’ backside; a naked Adam, with iPad, pleasuring himself; men and women as Apple would have them portrayed, with their erogenous zones surgically removed.
Charlie Hebdo still doesn’t have an iPad app, and probably never will. There is, however, a Je Suis Charlie app on the App Store, its approval reportedly fast-tracked Tuesday with Tim Cook’s blessing.
UPDATE: I stand corrected: Apple has approved the Charlie Hebdo as a Newsstand app. See here.
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