“I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that the original intention for creating this figurine was driven by a fan’s admiration of Steve. We respect copyright and trademark rights and therefore indicated on our site that we were not providing any Mac, iPhone and iPad models with the figurine…Unfortunately, we have received immense pressure from the lawyers of Apple and Steve Jobs’s family. Regardless of the pressure, I am still Steve’s fan, I fully respect Steve and his family and it is definitely not my wish or intention that they be upset.”
I’m not sure why I feel glad about this. I don’t believe Steve’s likeness was copyrighted, but I do think it would be difficult for his family and friends to see such a realistic depiction of their recently departed friend/relative on store shelves.