Dead Steve Jobs Selling New Tablet In Taiwan

Apple is in direct competition with Google's Android, and Jobs once told Walter Isaac, "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."

Now, only months after his death, a fake Steve Jobs is promoting an Android powered tablet called the "Action Pad" in a Taiwanese commercial. In it, Jobs is played by Taiwanese actor Ah Ken, who has previously imitated the former Apple exec. The actor studied in Vancouver and trained in New York.

Dressed in a Jobs' trademark black turtleneck, the fake Jobs pulls the Action Pad from his pocket -- much like Jobs famously pulled new devices from his pocket during presentations -- and puts his hands together in a gesture that resembles praying. At the end of the commercial, the fake Jobs says, "Thank God, I can play another pad."

The commercial does not explicitly refer to Apple or Jobs.

"Steve Jobs always promoted things that were good for people, Apple products, so his image can also promote other things that are good," an Action Electronics spokesperson told Reuters.

And while Jobs called Android "shit", Action Electronics told Reuters, "We have no choice but to use Android, we can't use iOS." The company does have a choice whether or not to use Jobs's likeness so soon after his death.

Why stop at merely ripping off the iPad when you can parody its dead co-founder?

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Comments

    Poor taste much?

    I'm no fan of the man but this is definitely in poor taste.

    He's wearing a turtle neck so it must be Jobs...

    If it is, I sense a law suit from the family and company coming

    Don't care, seems fine to me.
    I have little respect for some-one who badmouths the competition, claiming they're product is "stolen", when their own company was built "stealing" ideas from others (it was xerox wasn't it??).

      I have to agree with you on that point, as jobs stole a lot of shit, but c'mon, the man just died?

    yeah they stole mouse tech from xerox.

    Still no excuse for ripping off the guys identity, as others have said its VERY poor taste and regardless of if your a apple fan boy or even if you like Jobs as a person, ripping off a personality of a human being must be a new low. .

    Looks more like Morgan Freeman in a turtleneck than Jobs to me

    Ewww, scummy. >_<

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