I got email from Blake this morning asking if Apple had contacted me about removing the offending images. I hadn't but decided I could do without the heat from Cupertino so took them down anyway, following Paul.
Michael Arrington has picked up the story at Techcrunch though and is pretty scathing about Apple's approach. As if often the way, the comments are even more intriguing as there is definitely some ill feeling out there towards Apple on this (and Google get's it by association) but I doubt this will affect sales in any way. Short term that is.
It's rising up Techmeme too