Apple.com hosts tribute to late boxer Muhammad Ali

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Apple on Sunday joined in the trend of public tributes to Muhammad Ali, updating its website with an image and epitaph for the famous boxer, who died on Friday at the age of 74.

The front page of apple.com now hosts a black-and-white photo of Ali in a boxing pose, with the quote "The man who has no imagination has no wings." The splash doesn't contain links to any other content.

Although Apple appears to have been slow to post a tribute on its website, Apple CEO Tim Cook and worldwide marketing head Phil Schiller each posted their own Twitter tributes to Ali on Friday.

In life Ali was a controversial figure, alternately praised and vilified for his positions on religion, racial politics, and the Vietnam War. He was considered one of the best heavyweight boxers in the history of the sport however, famous for his unusual style that focused on speed and agility.

Apple has used Ali's image in the past, featuring him in its "Think Different" ad campaign alongside other famous icons like Albert Einstein and Mahatma Gandhi. The current apple.com image is in fact a direct reference to the campaign.