Steve Jobs figurine cancelled due to "Immense Pressure"
Previously this month we reported on Apple threatening legal action over a Steve Jobs figurine that was to be produced by "in icons". We'll it looks like it worked with "in icons" posting the following statement on their website:
"I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that the original intention for creating the figurine was driven by a fan’s admiration of Steve. We respect copyright and trade mark rights and therefore indicated on our site that we were not providing any Mac, iPhone and iPad models with the figurine. Further, we haven't used any Apple related brands. Unfortunately we have received immense pressure from the lawyers of Apple and Steve Jobs family. Regardless of the pressure, I am still Steve’s fan, I fully respect Steve, and his family, and it is definitely not my wish or intention that they be upset. Though we still believe that we have not overstepped any legal boundaries, we have decided to completely stop the offer, production and sale of the Steve Jobs figurine out of our heartfelt sensitivity to the feelings of the Jobs family."
I'm personally glad they didn't go ahead, despite their statement they were still more than happy to make a profit off the death of this visionary. Steve Jobs is part of the Apple brand and always will be.