Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 4, 2012, 05:34 PM   #1
chrf097
macrumors 68030
 
chrf097's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Earth
I miss Apple's little "Intro" videos.

I miss all of the wonderful, beautiful videos Apple did for it's products the first time you turn them on. I mean, look at this one, the Original Apple TV first-time boot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek74szX2vQ8

That gives me chills EVERYTIME. That is personally my favorite little "welcome" video Apple ever did. When you would see that show up on your HDTV you knew you were getting into something good. It's just jaw-dropping. Why can't we see more of that anymore? I was REALLY upset when I got my Macbook with Lion to find no little happy start-up video with welcome in multiple languages. It was kind of sad. I guess I'll just keep hitting replay on that video. Just imagine if we had something like that play on all of Apple's brand-new devices. They should do something JUST like that for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, but instead of just videos, also show apps, music, and websites. I can't think of anything more exciting than turning on an iPad for the first time and seeing something like that. Or turning on an iMac for the first time and getting a friendly and beautiful "Hello" animation. Don't you agree?
__________________
13" Macbook Pro | Mac OS 10.9.4 | Lubuntu 14.04 LTS | 2.4GHz Core i5 | 8 GB RAM | 500 GB
Samsung GS4 | Black | 32GB | Android 4.4.2 |
iPad mini 2 | Grey | 16 GB WiFi | iOS 8b2

chrf097 is offline   7 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 4, 2012, 07:10 PM   #2
kdarling
macrumors Demi-God
 
kdarling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Device engineer 30+ yrs, touchscreens 23+.
Apparently others like such things, because some people always talk about the latest Droid startup animations.

On the other hand, I got a used Sony Dash the other day just to put in my daughter's playhouse, and whitle its welcome movie was neat, it was a bit too long for me. I hit the checkbox that said, don't show me on startup again
kdarling is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 4, 2012, 09:52 PM   #3
dba415
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Agree I was disappointed when I upgraded to Lion and there was no welcome video. It's definitely apart of the experience, remember the first time you start up a newly purchased mac and saw that snow leopard welcome screen? Was epic.

So I downgraded to Snow Leopard and saw the video again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPTp-YInbJ0
dba415 is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 4, 2012, 10:03 PM   #4
fun173
macrumors Demi-God
 
fun173's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
I also miss them. It just makes me feel better and I love the music.
__________________
Download the Bitcoin Guide Today!
fun173 is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 4, 2012, 10:16 PM   #5
Clix Pix
macrumors Demi-Goddess
 
Clix Pix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (Northern Virginia)
When I bought my first Mac and that "welcome/wilkommen" video started up (Tiger) I was enthralled. That started what was to be a love affair with the Mac..... Never got quite the same feeling from the later OS introductions, and when I fired up Lion I was really disappointed to see that there was no welcome video at all. I've still got that "Tiger Intro Theme" in my iTunes library, though, as music only.....
__________________
"...there were moments when I lit up the love pattern in my neurons in association with our products...literally, there is love, and I think that is true of many of our customers." -- Craig Federighi
Clix Pix is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 05:44 AM   #6
Simplicated
macrumors 65816
 
Simplicated's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waterloo, ON
Who's downvoting the posts about the love for the video?

Seriously, you don't have a life for downvoting posts because someone has an opinion.
__________________
Clarus says "Moof!"
Simplicated is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 12:00 PM   #7
chrf097
Thread Starter
macrumors 68030
 
chrf097's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Earth
You know, the more and more I think about it, the better I can picture the Apple TV intro, but for an iPad. You take the Take 2 Intro, and just replace the video clips with website images and different apps. I think it would work really really well. Don't you agree?
__________________
13" Macbook Pro | Mac OS 10.9.4 | Lubuntu 14.04 LTS | 2.4GHz Core i5 | 8 GB RAM | 500 GB
Samsung GS4 | Black | 32GB | Android 4.4.2 |
iPad mini 2 | Grey | 16 GB WiFi | iOS 8b2

chrf097 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 12:19 PM   #8
Rodimus Prime
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
I do not mind welcome intro videos as long as they do not add anything to the boot up time. Instead all they are doing is running so you have something to watch while it is booting up.
Rodimus Prime is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 12:40 PM   #9
Caliber26
macrumors 65816
 
Caliber26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
I just got a new iMac on Friday and it had the welcome in many languages video play on the first start up. My MBA, however, didn't do it. Kind of odd, considering it's the same OS.
Caliber26 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 12:42 PM   #10
chrf097
Thread Starter
macrumors 68030
 
chrf097's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Earth
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caliber26 View Post
I just got a new iMac on Friday and it had the welcome in many languages video play on the first start up. My MBA, however, didn't do it. Kind of odd, considering it's the same OS.
Did it actually play a video or just have languages float around? Is it on Lion? o,o
__________________
13" Macbook Pro | Mac OS 10.9.4 | Lubuntu 14.04 LTS | 2.4GHz Core i5 | 8 GB RAM | 500 GB
Samsung GS4 | Black | 32GB | Android 4.4.2 |
iPad mini 2 | Grey | 16 GB WiFi | iOS 8b2

chrf097 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 12:44 PM   #11
mrsir2009
macrumors 604
 
mrsir2009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Yeah I miss them too
mrsir2009 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 04:19 PM   #12
Caliber26
macrumors 65816
 
Caliber26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrf097 View Post
Did it actually play a video or just have languages float around? Is it on Lion? o,o
It's the same video that dba415 posted above. Both, the iMac and the MBA, came with Lion installed but only the iMac played that video.
Caliber26 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 05:25 PM   #13
chrf097
Thread Starter
macrumors 68030
 
chrf097's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Earth
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caliber26 View Post
It's the same video that dba415 posted above. Both, the iMac and the MBA, came with Lion installed but only the iMac played that video.
Wait, that doesn't make sense, because that's the Leopard/Snow Leopard intro video. I don't see why they would play that on the iMac with Lion but not the other computers. Did you get it directly from apple?
__________________
13" Macbook Pro | Mac OS 10.9.4 | Lubuntu 14.04 LTS | 2.4GHz Core i5 | 8 GB RAM | 500 GB
Samsung GS4 | Black | 32GB | Android 4.4.2 |
iPad mini 2 | Grey | 16 GB WiFi | iOS 8b2

chrf097 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2012, 12:03 AM   #14
Caliber26
macrumors 65816
 
Caliber26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrf097 View Post
Wait, that doesn't make sense, because that's the Leopard/Snow Leopard intro video. I don't see why they would play that on the iMac with Lion but not the other computers. Did you get it directly from apple?
No, I got it from Amazon, actually. The box itself features all the Lion stuff (the current/new wallpaper, Thunderbolt) and also came with the the new keyboard. But this is the weird thing: their site states that it comes with SL and that you can get a free upgrade to Lion. If SL came installed would it make it sense to be shipped in the box that features the new Lion wallpaper? Plus I never had to download Lion and upgrade to it.

HOWEVER...maybe I'm wrong? I restored from a Time Machine backup from a 2011 Lion-based MBA, so maybe that automatically put Lion into the iMac? Is that even possible? I'm really not sure, but I can assure you that little intro was played during my first start up, and when my desktop appeared for the first time on the screen, it was exactly as it was from my MBA backup. Lion and all.
Caliber26 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2012, 04:03 AM   #15
chrf097
Thread Starter
macrumors 68030
 
chrf097's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Earth
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caliber26 View Post
No, I got it from Amazon, actually. The box itself features all the Lion stuff (the current/new wallpaper, Thunderbolt) and also came with the the new keyboard. But this is the weird thing: their site states that it comes with SL and that you can get a free upgrade to Lion. If SL came installed would it make it sense to be shipped in the box that features the new Lion wallpaper? Plus I never had to download Lion and upgrade to it.

HOWEVER...maybe I'm wrong? I restored from a Time Machine backup from a 2011 Lion-based MBA, so maybe that automatically put Lion into the iMac? Is that even possible? I'm really not sure, but I can assure you that little intro was played during my first start up, and when my desktop appeared for the first time on the screen, it was exactly as it was from my MBA backup. Lion and all.
Did it ship with restore discs?
__________________
13" Macbook Pro | Mac OS 10.9.4 | Lubuntu 14.04 LTS | 2.4GHz Core i5 | 8 GB RAM | 500 GB
Samsung GS4 | Black | 32GB | Android 4.4.2 |
iPad mini 2 | Grey | 16 GB WiFi | iOS 8b2

chrf097 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2012, 09:55 AM   #16
Caliber26
macrumors 65816
 
Caliber26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrf097 View Post
Did it ship with restore discs?
Nope. Just the little booklet and the Apple stickers. No discs at all.
Caliber26 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2012, 10:34 AM   #17
roadbloc
macrumors 604
 
roadbloc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: UK
Send a message via Skype™ to roadbloc
They were nice, but were a major irritation when reinstalling a lot of Macs.
__________________
roadbloc is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2012, 02:59 PM   #18
Kilamite
macrumors G3
 
Kilamite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Scotland
They were cool, especially after each new OS X release.

But I hated how you could never skip them. Annoying if you were reinstalling OS X etc!
__________________
15" MacBook Pro 2GHz i7 8GB 750GB Hybrid | Mac mini 2.3GHz i7 16GB 1TB Fusion | OS X 10.10
iPhone 5 64GB | Apple TV 3 1080p | iOS 7.1.2
Home Theatre Hackintosh i3 3.5GHz 4GB 3TB | OS X 10.9
Kilamite is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2012, 03:31 PM   #19
MorphingDragon
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The World Inbetween
Send a message via Skype™ to MorphingDragon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clix Pix View Post
When I bought my first Mac and that "welcome/wilkommen" video started up (Tiger) I was enthralled. That started what was to be a love affair with the Mac..... Never got quite the same feeling from the later OS introductions, and when I fired up Lion I was really disappointed to see that there was no welcome video at all. I've still got that "Tiger Intro Theme" in my iTunes library, though, as music only.....
That isn't even one of Weevil's better songs.
MorphingDragon is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2012, 05:28 PM   #20
danahn17
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Hmmm. A few weeks ago I completely wiped my HD and did a clean install of Lion. I wasn't paying much attention... but I swear I saw some sort of intro. Now I'm really confused... maybe I'm just imaging things.... I don't feel like doing a complete reformat/reinstall again so I guess I won't find out :T

If they did get rid of the intro, I'd be a little sad. To me, it was one of the "extra" things that made Macs special.
danahn17 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 8, 2012, 12:41 PM   #21
motorazr
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Frozen Waste...wait. Duluth, Minnesota.
I do hope they decide to bring the welcome back. If its silly long, then yes, it would be annoying, but Apple's videos were about right I feel... you had a sleek, clean, 'look at how awesome my computer can be' moment. For myself, when that brand new box gets opened, and the power button is pushed for the first time... the first boot video / song just completes the moment. Its like the computer is ready to show off and its just as excited as you. Even if you're just upgrading the os, it was refreshing to see the next turn of the system, and your system shared the excitement.

Here's hoping they come back!
__________________
iPhone 5, 32GB, Black Canon 1D MKIII, 50mm 1.4 135L 24-70mm & 70-200mm 2.8 11" i7 MBA, 1.8Ghz, 256GB iMac 27" i7@3.4Ghz, 12GB Also:
I make iPhone Tripod Mounts! http://tinyurl.com/3dbvox9
motorazr is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 14, 2012, 04:13 AM   #22
snowleopard48
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Australia
I loved the old intro videos. I used to know some people who worked in a shop that repaired Macs, and occasionally had to reinstall OS X onto them. Sometimes we'd sit there after the install and wait for the intro videos. This is no more. It's now a solemn, boring, serious black text on white background window. Not very creative, and certainly, not the apple I remembered.

It's sad, they were one of the very things that made macs just that little bit more beautiful and awesome, and now it's gone.

__________________
- snowleopard48
snowleopard48 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:59 PM   #23
rockyroad55
macrumors 68040
 
rockyroad55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Phila, PA
I actually don't miss the intro videos. I prefer it get to the start-up screen as quick as possible. I used to like them, but it wore off.
__________________
The funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realize it doesn't say anything it's too late to stop reading it.
rockyroad55 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 18, 2013, 08:14 PM   #24
rainbowsofwhite
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
It's 2013 and I still miss that welcome intro.
Bring it back to Mavericks....pretty please.
Or perhaps a new updated version, that would be cool.

Surprise us Apple!
rainbowsofwhite is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 18, 2013, 08:47 PM   #25
CrickettGrrrl
macrumors 6502a
 
CrickettGrrrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: B'more or Less
I'll cast a vote for the reintroduction of video intros too. Charm is seriously underrated.
CrickettGrrrl is offline   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Mac guy intro/problem with MBA 1466 not your "usual" issue WITH VIDEO 1gcrazy MacBook Air 10 Apr 22, 2014 02:11 PM
iMovie Theater videos "unavailable" on Apple TV dgalvan123 Apple TV and Home Theater 2 Dec 13, 2013 10:20 AM
iPad: Apple Ipad Air screen feels "springy" and "cheap"...... Rockies iPad 20 Nov 2, 2013 01:14 PM
Did I miss a "Music app is much more awesome" thread? Michael CM1 iOS 7 6 Sep 14, 2013 12:15 PM
URGENT: can I "add a line" and "buy full price" at APPLE store? Bossyman iPhone 0 Sep 21, 2012 08:26 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:01 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC