Apple today announced a surprise move into the lucrative world of arms dealing with the release of an Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle for use in Afghanistan.
Formerly known for its dominance of the creative media market, with it's best selling telephone's and mp3 players, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs argued it was a "natural progression" to produce remote controlled planes capable of carrying a frighteningly powerful armoury.
"For us, it wasn't case of if, but when" he told an awe inspired crowd as he unveiled the iDrone 1.0 at the AppleWorld Expo in Las Vegas on Saturday Evening. "The iDrone literally revolutionizes this expanding market. Flyable from the comfort of the sofa using your iPad, the iDrone comes not only with US Warthog Tankbuster missiles attached as standard, but 3 USB ports, Google Maps and a 3 year AppleCare Warranty. Any problems simply fly it down to your nearest store and we'll be happy to replace it."
Arming the device has also been simplified with weaponry purchasable direct from iTunes and with the 'iDrone for iPhone' application (which can be bought from the iTunes online AppStore) it enables the 'pilot' to strike from 'anywhere at anytime' boasted a beaming Mr Jobs. However the question of insurgents downloading the app. was brushed aside at a Q&A session afterwards.
Critics did point out that Apple were not the only company entering the field. "Google's upcoming Google Bombs UAV, for example" explained Jason Webb of Janes Military Review, "allows you to select your targets from Facebook and send them a twitter message just before the strike. It's all about usability nowadays it seems" he said with a sigh.