The Daily Show led off Tuesday night's episode with a segment during which host Jon Stewart celebrated the "Freedom!!!" now being offered Apple iPhone users who want to switch from AT&T's network to Verizon's.
"For the past three or four years, those of us in the iPhone community have sacrificed one thing for the ability to carry around every photograph we've ever taken… or song we've ever listened to, or home video, or compass," Stewart said. "We have sacrificed the ability to make phone calls. For years! Struggling with the world's most popular, almost phone… Well, our long national nightmare may soon be over," Stewart said, then flipped to a clip of Verizon President Lowell McAdam announcing that the iPhone 4 would be available on Verizon's network on Feb. 10.
Sidekick John Oliver went on to interview disgruntled AT&T iPhone customers/"technology hostages" on what he dubbed "VZ Day."
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Last year, Stewart took a whack at Apple for its Big Brotherish behavior in the wake of the lost iPhone 4 debacle involving Gizmodo.
Stewart this time around made a show of passing along his current iPhone to fellow Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert, another noted Apple junkie and early iPad user.
Smartphones and celebrities go hand in hand – there's even a website devoted to celebrities and their BlackBerries.