Apple deleted a galaxy


85 Responses to “Apple deleted a galaxy”

  1. ToMajorTom says:

    Apple’s clean design policy is universal.  And they’re richer than FSM, so they can do whatever they want.

  2. Today M110, tomorrow ze Great Attractor. Gettin’ less crowded in my sky.

  3. M110 was merely converted into dark matter.

  4. I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened. Oh, NM, it’s just Apple.

  5. tannerc says:

    Hey, if you had as much cash reserves as Apple, you’d push the universe around a bit too.

  6. Bill Connell says:

    The galaxy is still there, but you have to enable it in preferences now.

  7. Omar Kooheji says:

    Given their lawsuits against Samsung I’m sure this isn’t the only Galaxy they’d like to delete.. 

  8. A_Lwin says:

    Apple – redefining reality today, re-writing history tomorrow

  9. robin ♫ says:

    Perhaps they mistook it for a Galaxy Tab?

  10. madopal says:

    You don’t need a functioning two buttoned mouse, and you don’t need that galaxy either.

    • Cowicide says:

      You don’t need a functioning two buttoned mouse, and you don’t need that galaxy either.

      That was the Windows 7 galaxy filled with malware.  It was ugly and useless anyway.  Deleted for the good of all.

      [cow pokes joe with magic stick]

  11. Mark Cresswell says:

    The Galaxy is available once Apple owners pay a $1.99 fee to activate it on their system.

  12. Matt Ross says:

    Isn’t Steve Jobs mantra “Let’s make a dent in the universe”?

  13. Jarek Sawiuk says:

    Steve Jobs’ new official title: Chairman and CEO, Apple; Destroyer of Galaxies.

  14. In related news, Galactus is suing for copyright infringement………

  15. A_Lwin says:

    Go to the center of gravity’s pull and find the galaxy you will.

    This shows how Apple is worse than the Sith. The Sith deleted only a planet from the Jedi archives, not an entire galaxy.

  16. Jose Alberto Abreu says:

    I suspect they did this in order to be able to claim copyright for the image.

  17. Listener says:

    It’s actually a secret advertisement for Apple’s next product: The iDyson Sphere

  18. Chuck says:

    Those jerks in M110 airbrushed our sun out of all their photos of this galaxy.  So it’s only fair.

  19. xzzy says:

    Also, they colored the “atmosphere” around the galaxy blue. Then highlighted some dust lanes, and smudged out others. Even looks like the perspective changed slightly!

    Almost as if it’s intended to be a piece of art, rather than an accurate depiction of reality.

  20. Xof says:

    Yeah, I always thought having M110 just meant there was one more galaxy to confuse the user.

  21. Pete Harbeson says:

    They HAD to delete M110; that’s where Steve Jobs’ home planet is, and they have privacy laws.

  22. retepslluerb says:

    Well, M110 is just another name for Andro-Alpha, a galaxy nearly wiped out by the planet-consuming Mobys, controlled by the Lord of Andromeda.

  23. MrMarieBlanc says:

    M110 wasn’t photogenic enough.

  24. Petty Irks says:

    Let’s keep this in perspective – its only an image and not the actual galaxy. Some people would argue with a Stop Sign.

  25. HiTek LoLife says:

    “Destroyed… by the Empire”

  26. Rob Cruickshank says:

    Maybe they decided it looked messier with too many galaxies. 

  27. Cowicide says:

    That was the galaxy filled with Apple detractors that used to keep saying it was, uh… fruitless… for me use Apple products because they were definitely going out of business.


  28. Bubba73 says:

    Overly defensive fan-boys in 3…2…  too late

  29. Selkiechick says:

    M31 … airbrushed like a magazine cover model!

  30. howaboutthisdangit says:

    It was only a matter of time – M110 has been deprecated for years.

  31. dculberson says:

    “Let’s keep this in perspective – its only an image and not the actual galaxy.”

    “Comments like this only go to show how ignorant of things you actually are.”

    Wow.  Maybe M110 was sucked into our own galaxy due to the density of comments like this.  That enormous wooshing noise we heard was the galaxy collapsing into a singularity just after the jokes flew over Irks and Merlin’s heads.

    • John Merlin says:

      After 6 years, is it really still a joke? Had the original comment been “You don’t need BluRay” or “You don’t need user serviceable parts” then I’d have let it slip as fair comment. This joking about something that was fixed six years ago just seems lazy.

      Now I’m going to go have a sandwich.

  32. monopole says:

    This explains why Steve is ending his keynotes with “This is Jobs Speaking for Boskone”

  33. Graysmith says:

    In all fairness, it’s not like Apple is claiming their desktop wallpaper to be anything other than a piece of artwork, and there’s no requirement on art to represent the truth. Complaining about this is like complaining that heads in Picasso paintings shouldn’t have two eyes on one side of the face because it’s anatomically incorrect. If this was part of some “iSpace” app then yes, it’d be wrong. In this case, you’re just being silly.

  34. BookGuy says:

    This reminds me of an incident of scientific photoshopping that actually bothered me.  I used to work for a scientific journal, and they used images taken directly from one of the articles for the cover of each issue.  Naturally, they often took one that was visually impressive, not necessarily one showing the most significant result from the most important article.  But on occasion, they essentially photoshopped data (especially background data and stray outliers) out of the images to make them look cleaner and prettier.  The argument presented to me was, “Well, it’s just the cover, it’s not the actual article. It doesn’t have to convey correct information, just look good.”  Still made me feel uneasy, though.

  35. edgore says:

    Editing of this type, removing galaxies and so on, promotes unrealistic body images for universes, the effects of which can be devastating.

  36. blueiridium says:


    University of *Wisconsin* Milwaukee, btw.

  37. Evan Lyons says:

    “If the system doesn’t show up in our archives, then it doesn’t exist.”

  38. Dipper Well says:

    “In cases of major discrepancy it is always reality that’s got it wrong.” – Douglas Adams, The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  39. KBert says:

    I point to Apple. I point to galactic entropy. That is all.

  40. Aaron Weiss says:

    I know Apple hates Samsung these days, but this seems extreme.

  41. You can only not see it if you’re in the UK.

  42. MrEricSir says:

    This is bad news for people who expect their desktop wallpaper image to accurately reflect the universe.

  43. B A says:

    Perhaps M110 gets in the way of one’s ‘user-experience’.

  44. Nick says:

    You are getting it all wrong, we now have proof there is life in the universe. When M110 saw that they would be on an Apple machine, they activated cloaking. 


  45. Brian Bress says:

    They probably just moved it the trash.

  46. Twitter Fail says:

    They heard a new vehicle was setting out to document Google Universe, and pre-emptively opted out.

  47. Rob Reiter says:

    OK, Cruickshank-what’s the object of your post?

  48. Dan Clair says:

    you’re holding the telescope wrong.

  49. I’ve made mock galaxy images before. Even a single star in the wrong place can distract you.

  50. fauxscot says:

    I suspect there were competitors in those regions of the universe. I do know there aren’t any hereabouts.  Just saying.

  51. Pepper says:

    You can get the stars who disappeared back by downloading the App from the Apple store, Apple has patent on the stars, so the app will cost you $1  

  52. Pete Zich says:

    Ok guys, seriously, it’s a desktop picture for a computer, why is this becoming a scandal?

  53. Garry says:

    Search Google for this…. SHW-M110S

  54. Jim Smith says:

    Well they are Masters of the Universe

  55. Bitmap101 says:

    Apparently, the official classification of Galaxies has recently been changed.
    They will now be known as iM110, iM31, iM32 …

  56. Korbenonline says:

    If Steve doesn’t like it….. Nobody should like it… Everybody else is just looking wrong at it.

  57. Korbenonline says:

    M110 will disappear anyway… It’s just a matter of time… Look at adobe flash player….

  58. I’m extremely surprised and disappointed that the words ‘reality distortion field’ have not yet appeared in this comments section.

  59. Scylla Kat says:

    Are you telling me there’s all this hoohah over something that’s just meant to look pretty?  Am I missing something here?

  60. Marktech says:

    Are you telling me there’s all this hoohah over something that’s just meant to look pretty?  Am I missing something here?

    That is why the internet is in flames and bloggers are being hanged from lampposts, yes.

  61. It’s a joke, people. And it’s funny because it’s true. That’s how it works.

  62. Guillermo Marraco says:

    Aple will charge extra for each galaxy and star.

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