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Apple Pays Homage to Robin Williams with Featured Section in iTunes

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Apple has created a new featured section in iTunes to remember the life of Robin Williams, who sadly passed away yesterday, shocking the entire world.

Part of the description in the featured section describes Williams as “one of the most beloved and unforgettable performers in the history of show business, Robin Williams brought laughter and inspiration to millions.”

Sections featuring the work of Williams include ‘Essentials’, ‘Comedy’, ‘Drama’, ‘Movies in French’ and ‘More to Explore’.

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A recent Apple TV ad from earlier this year featured a voiceover from Williams and his speech from his 1989 film Dead Poets Society, in which the actor was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role Academy Award.

Robin, you will be greatly missed.

 

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  • einsteinbqat

    That’s not honouring/remembering him if they are charging for his films. That’s just exploiting his death for money.

  • jabohn

    True. Also, in all honesty did his death really “shock the entire world”? I’m sure there are millions who have never heard of him.

  • Al

    Yea… They should be giving everything away for free.

    WTF dude. Your “einstein” monicor always floors me, because you often come up with some crazy stupid stuff to say.

  • Jae

    No, they should be donating the proceeds to mental health help programs and research.

  • einsteinbqat

    WTF yourself dude. Have I written that Apple should give everything for free? Perhaps you should learn to read.

    There are plenty of ways to honouring someone’s memory. You could offer all or simply a selection of his films (e.g. best hits) for free. You could donate the money from the sales to any organisation supporting suicide. Or any other possible way to not take that money to fatten your company’s bottom line.

    So WTF me all you want for I could not careless. In my books, you don’t honour someone by charging something that ends up profiting you.

  • ChrisShield5

    This.

  • Riddlemethis

    And there are billions of people who HAVE heard of Robin Williams. What’s your point?

  • Riddlemethis

    Where is Garp, Moscow on the Hudson? Hook? I know they’re on iTunes but buried underneath it all.

  • Riddlemethis

    more like donating money to sue the FDA and the pharma companies for prescribing psychiatric meds that have suicidal tendencies as a common side effect.

  • Gian Mameli

    Really…. my I phone just went in the garbage and when I get home the I dog going to follow.

  • Anon

    It’s not only Apple that’s profiting (Apple’s cut is 30%), but Williams beneficiaries (his kids, wife and family, etc). Also keep in mind that his first two parasitic wives screwed him for $30 million each in divorce settlements.

  • Al

    “Everything” in context, dumb ass. Meaning all his movies.

    Apple has no right to give away movies as they don’t own them. Man… Mind of an f’n child.

    And where do you get off dictating what a company must do? If you want to see money donated to charity then do it yourself. But “no”… You just want stuff for free. You cheap, self-entitled prick.

  • No attacks, AI. Please control your emotions during this difficult time.

  • einsteinbqat

    “Apple has no right to give away movies as they don’t own them.” So by your logic, Amazon has no right to sell products at loss, right? They don’t own the products after all… And yet, they do sell at loss.

    And where did you get that I was dictating what a company must do? Where did you read that? I clearly stated that the way Apple is honouring RW is not correct. Creating a section just because of the passing of a celebrity is exploiting the situation. Apple could easily relinquish their 30% cut, for, say, the next 2-3 days, and give that money to Comic Relief for example. That would be a much better way to honour his memory.

    Say one of your parent dies, and a friend of yours who appreciate and has photos of your parent makes a photo album to honour his/her memory, and sells it at the funerals to friends and families of the deceased whilst keeping all the money for himself. How is that correct in any way? Because if that is in any way right/correct to you, and I hope not, then you absolutely disgust me as a person.

    I give to all kinds of charities every year already. I don’t need you to tell me to do it.

    And how did you come to the conclusion that I want free stuff? Because I wrote that Apple’s way is wrong, I want free stuff? What kind of logic is that? And I already own my favourite films of his. Apple having a dedicated section doesn’t change anything for me.

    Therefore, calling me names doesn’t make you any more right. It just make you look out of arguments, but too proud to admit being wrong.

  • hawki

    Totally agree! Now of all proceeds to this went to mental health charities or research then I maybe could get on board.

  • hawki

    Don’t think Einstein said they should give them away but it is exploiting him. .

  • Steve

    Apple has donated well over 50 million to charities in the past, and Tim Cook himself has donated 100 million back in 2012. There are many actors/singers that have songs and movies via iTunes, some of them have passed and there will be others… If they donated their cut for Robin, they would have to do it for everyone else. They can’t just pick and choose certain people and ignore everyone else.

  • Al

    Do you work for Amazon? They will sell something at a loss only if they own the inventory and need to get rid of it, or if it will bring in business by attracting customers to buy.

    “And where did you get that I was dictating what a company must do? Where did you read that?”
    Your initial implication that they should be, and then your outright declaration that they should be free. And then you statement of what Apple should do to honor his memory. Followed by your further elaboration of what they should do (which reads as “must do” due to your outrage).

    “I don’t need you to tell me to do it.”
    Yet you feel you need to tell Apple what to do.

    “And how did you come to the conclusion that I want free stuff?…”
    You keep harping, and your emphasis is, on customers getting stuff for free or at a reduction. That’s where you immediately went with this situation…. which is a bizarre way to look at this situation…. “Somebody’s dead… Stuff needs to be free”

    Not out of arguments. Plenty of valid points. You just don’t want to see them.

  • einsteinbqat

    And Amzaon selling e-book at loss? Do they own the inventory? But that’s ok, though, they can sell at loss because it’s just business…

    So by your logic, a friend of yours telling you what you could have done, or suggesting ways to do thing, is dictating you what to do? So, if he’s tell you ways to cook an egg, he obviously is dictating you to cook the egg those ways! I see!

    Can you point to me where I wrote that Apple should ou must do something? I know, however, that I pointed out ways that Apple COULD do properly honour his memory. Apple can do what they feel like doing. I still stand by my point. Taking money for your own gain in the memory of someone is just wrong.

    It’s not “somebody’s dead… stuff needs to be free”! It’s “somebody’s dead, you should not take in money for your own gain”!

  • Al

    I explained it thoroughly already. If you still don’t get it “einstein”, then maybe you should change your name.

  • einsteinbqat

    Or perhaps you should take lessons on humanity.

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