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Selfie sticks are officially too tacky for Apple

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Take your stick and go home

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I have a deep hatred of the selfie stick (and a deeper hatred of people who hold up their phone for the duration of a concert). Not everyone on staff agrees with me, but at least Apple does. The creators of the scourge known as iPad photography have banned selfie sticks from its Worldwide Developers Conference, apparently not looking to support anything that further compromises the audience's viewing experience. "You may not use selfie sticks or similar monopods within Moscone West or Yerba Buena Gardens," Apple wrote on its WWDC page today.

Just like Coachella, Lollapalooza, and apparently every halfway decent art museum in the world, Apple will not allow a room filled with floating sticks to ruin the viewing experience for others. Now we all can stare lustfully at the next versions of iOS and OS X without the risk of a concussion. Thank you, Apple. Keep fighting the good fight.

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