Apple says NO! to iPad Cutting Board

by kaplandj on February 7, 2011

I’ve been sitting on this one for months. I came up with this iPad Cheese Cutting board idea and my fabricators after some hard work were able to make one. I like coming up with creative ideas like I did with the  iPhone Sketchbook and Stencils. A few months back we received a call from Apple lawyers and we were told to stop selling them. The reason given was based on “likeness” issues. A Wood cutting board. Lord have mercy on my soul.

Not sure why I picked today to tell the world. Maybe that football season is over or something along those lines. Or it is Monday and I’m cranky.  Truth is I never sold any, but a few lucky people in the industry received a few (like at last WWDC). I still have a stack of them, along with original prototype. I think I’ll figure out a way to give them to the truly deserving among us. Maybe someone who thinks this is outrageous will blog or tweet about it and catch my eye. Just maybe.

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Chad Bergeron February 8, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Cheese board? Shouldn’t it be used for cutting apples? In bad joke, you don’t cut apple, Apple cut you.

jeffram February 8, 2011 at 10:42 pm

The best IPad cutting board would be a real IPad with a wood-grain background pic.

Rhimmer February 8, 2011 at 10:51 pm

just perfect for cutting up apples on !

Djlucky February 9, 2011 at 12:24 am

Seriously! Wheres the freedom of creation!!!! I think apple are getting over reaction. If they would be smart this could be a marketting technique showing that ppl love their product and they would do anything and everthing to incorporate them throu creation objects (i mean not the same as their f**king object). I truely think that these apple bastards are getting over reaction and that they should try to conceive it as a wooden piece instead of an ipad unless they woukd like to associate an ipad with a piece of wood in their delusions! Man i think u should sue apple for blocking ur creation and from threatening you! Gd luck it’s a nice product;)

Tjp February 9, 2011 at 1:12 am

Definitely a cool product. Too bad it is not being sold, I would have loved one! The top photo is flipped I think! or that is the backside … Buttons are in the wrong place. :)

While I won’t say that I will never buy Apple again (please, like there is a rational choice for the bulk of their products…) I will buy my next cutting board pho-tablet in Android dress…


Renee February 9, 2011 at 1:54 am

give me a break! they midas well say all cutting boards must cease and assist because they could resemble the rectangle that is our products shape! this is insane. what a bunch of bull hockey! i dont have a tweet or a blog but i would love a cutting board! lol

Br.Bill February 9, 2011 at 1:57 am

The iPad looks just like a mini version of my big screen TV. Panasonic should sue Apple to change the design.

Dominique3 February 9, 2011 at 2:20 am

apple SUCKS

JFairweather February 9, 2011 at 2:22 am

Absolutely true. If a company has a record of letting this kind of thing go a rival company can file a suit on the grounds of patent abandonment.

As for the folks who condemn all of a company’s products because of this kind of thing need to grow up. I would imagine that Microsoft’s legendary misuse of confidential customer information or other rather enormous ethical violations hasn’t stopped these idealists from using Windows.

Mike McKenzy February 9, 2011 at 3:22 am

:( I really wanted one. I love my sketch pads with certain ‘likenessness’ to other Apple goods. This was the crowning glory to my fanboyism. I am a chef, and Apple lover to the max. Mix the two…? Serenity!

Cole Orton February 9, 2011 at 4:14 am

i have to have one of these :D

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