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Apple doesn’t let crooks use iPhones in movies, says Knives Out director

Knives out and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson said that Apple does not let the bad guys in movies use iPhones. “Apple … they let you use iPhones in movies, but – and this is very crucial if you ever watch a mysterious movie – bad guys can’t have iPhones on camera,” the director said in a video interview with Vanity Fair.

He joked that disclosing this information could potentially spoil future mystery films by revealing who the goodies and baddies are. “Any filmmaker who has a villain in his film who is supposed to be a secret wants to kill me now,” he joked. It is a particularly important detail in a movie such as Knives out, where at a certain point in time every character is suspected of killing the rich crime novelist Harlan Thrombey. But don’t worry, the specific screenshot that Johnson shares is not really a spoiler if you haven’t seen the movie yet.

There have long been rumors about Apple’s control over how its products are shown in TV shows and movies. According to MacRumors, the company says its products should only be used “in the best light, in a way or context that has a positive impact on Apple products and on Apple Inc.” It is especially difficult if Apple is the one who rolls a production. Last year, The New York Times reported that Apple was concerned about how its devices were depicted in content created for its own streaming service.

Apple did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

This check seems to go far back. Take a look at this Wired article from far back in 2002, which indicated that all the good ones had arrived 24 use Macs, and all bad guys use Windows PCs. According to that logic, I think everyone is inside succession seems to be use Samsung products makes them chaotic neutral?