John Mayer has apparently betrayed Apple's way of life.
In comments made before his performance at Macworld earlier this year, when Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, sapless singer/songwriter Mayer told attendees that Jobs' penchant for making consumer-friendly products was "like the opposite of terrorism." Should we therefore assume, then, that Mayer's current gig as a high-profile sponsor of iPhone competitor BlackBerry Curve means he's gone over to the dark side?
Research In Motion (RIM) is the official sponsor of Mayer's summer tour, coming soon to a high-school cafeteria near you. The Unofficial Apple Weblog spotted a Web page on RIM's site that contains "exclusive" video and photos of Mayer fondling a BlackBerry Curve. The Curve is "an extension of thought," Mayer says in the video. "The BlackBerry kind of betrays geography."
Long a favorite of traveling executives, RIM is trying to make the BlackBerry more consumer-friendly with models like the Curve and the Pearl. In endorsing a competitor to the iPhone--which he helped introduce--has Mayer compromised his integrity through smart-phone bigamy? Jobs referred to Mayer's appearance at Macworld as a "tradition," but I'd be surprised if he's invited back for an encore performance.