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Apple has eliminated vocals from the Idris Elba monitor used within the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus advert “Massive and Larger,” seemingly over misheard lyrics.
Two months after releasing the advert on YouTube, and after gaining over 5 million views, Apple has reissued the video with out its opening vocals. The corporate has not commented on its determination, however it’s seemingly that the change was due to a lyric that was generally being misheard.
The brand new model of the advert simply contains the music component of the dance monitor “Greatest,” by Elba. Initially, the advert used the music from round 65 seconds into the monitor, at a degree the place there’s a repeated chanting of the phrase “greater.”
Heard with out the primary minute’s value of lyrics previous it, the phrase will be misheard as a racial slur.
At time of writing, the unique model of the advert can nonetheless be seen as posted on YouTube by Apple’s division in Australia.