Sean Connery didn't turn down the chance to be in an Apple ad despite what Twitter might tell you

1984 commercial
1984 commercial (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Following Sean Connery's death we've seen an old joke rear its head once more.
  • 2011 saw a fake letter doing the rounds, claiming to be from Connery to Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
  • Jobs supposedly wanted Connery to be in an ad but the actor was having none of it.

Despite what everyone on Twitter might think, the late Sean Connery never sent a letter ripping Steve Jobs a new one following another failed attempt to get the actor into an Apple ad. As much as it does sound like something the former Bond actor might have done!

The fake letter is once again doing the rounds following the recent death of Connery. But it was first seen back in 2011 when CNET first debunked it and originated from satirical site Scoopertino.

Fake Connery Letter To Jobs

Fake Connery Letter To Jobs (Image credit: CNET)

As The Verge notes, the fact this keeps coming back up nine years after its debut is pretty insane.

As with anything on the internet, always remember to trust but verify. In this case, trust that this "letter" was a parody— and kudos on whatever SEO magic you did here Scoopertino, because it's clearly evergreen content. Which we usually love in the internet business, but only when it's true.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.