Apple on Tuesday morning debunked a juicy rumor that Steve Jobs vowed to never visit Japan again after security guards forced him to throw away ninja stars that he attempted to carry onto his private jet.
The rumor was first published by Japanese tabloid SPA! Magazine and reiterated by Bloomberg, who quoted a spokesman confirming that a passenger was stopped at the end of July for carrying shuriken (the Japanese word for ninja stars).
However, Apple in a statement suggested that the CEO is not a ninja after all.
“Steve did visit Japan this summer for a vacation in Kyoto, but the incidents described at the airport are pure fiction,” Apple told All Things Digital. “Steve had a great time and hopes to visit Japan again soon.”
(Damn. Because ninjas are cool. And by cool, I mean totally sweet.)
Apple hasn’t been showing much love to Bloomberg lately. The publication reported in July that Jobs was warned about the iPhone 4’s potential antenna problems. In a press conference related to the iPhone 4 antenna, Jobs referred to the Bloomberg report as “total bullshit.”
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Fuente: Gadget Lab