Apple Releases Three More Mac Versus PC Ads

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What do you think of the 3 new ads?

  1. Love it!

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  2. Hate it!

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  3. Meh...

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  1. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    So there is a new Apple AD on CNN, it has the same two character and depicts the "Out of the Box" Apple Easyness. Very Funny... :D Hadnt seen any threads on it so thought I might make one!! It is pretty funny
     
  2. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    I am wondering why they are not putting it on their website
     
  3. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like the "same two characters" in the other ones...shrug :confused:
     
  4. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Oh ok sorry I did not read it correctly.
     
  5. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    Don't worry about it :) - does anyone have confirmation that there is a new ad, or, even better, a link to view the new ad with?
     
  6. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    Apple Releases Three More Mac Versus PC Ads

    Apple has just released three more ads that promote the benefits of owning a Mac:

    * Macs are into doing "Fun stuff"
    * Macs work "Out of the box"
    * Macs are "PCs too"

    Link (just reload until they show up in the upper right)
     
  7. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    U TOOOOOOL!!!!!!
    Warn us before u link a page, this was the soccernet page, and it showed the score for the USA game, I have been at work all day avoiding the score so I could watch it on TIVO without knowing the score!!!

    Gah!

    btw they are not there...
     
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  9. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    The ads don't appear to be showing up on the Soccernet page (Sorry macmaniac)

    However, someone has posted one of them on a site called Pointroll
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    I caught "Fun Stuff" on soccernet and tried to e-mail it to myself, but it just sent me an URL to the page at apple.com which has yet to add the three new ones.

    EDIT: Caught "Out of the Box" too, but not the last one.

    B
     
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  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    When they came out with the last ones it was several hours (or was it days?) before they put them on their website.
     
  13. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    I like how they advertise 'Boot Camp' in one of them...

    ...although it stinks that they have to say, 'sold seperately' next to Windows.
     
  14. longofest Editor emeritus

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    Apple today quietly released new ads featuring the Mac and PC duo that have been the staple of Apple's "Get A Mac" campaign. Multiple users report having seen the ads, with themes including the following:

    - Macs do "fun stuff"
    - Macs work "out of the box"
    - Macs are "PCs too"

    The ads have not been posted to Apple's Get A Mac site. At one point they could be reliably found at ESPN's Soccernet site, however the ad appears to have been replaced.
     
  15. Some_Big_Spoon macrumors 6502a

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    Flame me if you want, but these ads are not only lame, but ineffective. For some reason Steve-O seems to think that Macs can get by on the cool factor alone.

    You want to sell the things? Show the OS, show the apps. Until then, you're setting money on fire.
     
  16. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    This has been discussed before. In a 30-second time slot, and on a TV screen with a much, much lower resolution that a computer, it is hard to impress anybody (often it just looks horrible).
     
  17. Some_Big_Spoon macrumors 6502a

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    #18
    That makes me feel safer frankly. :)

    I know, I've chimed in on this in other threads too. To each their own, but if you want to sell a car, you usually show the car.

     
  18. djerati macrumors newbie

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    Mac Ads = Retarded

    :eek: The way Apple markets itself is to the dumb end user - try advertising more intelligently for a change! Not everything has to be simple to the point of "Mr. Professor's" Learn how to use a Computer E-mercials...

    Real Mac people are generally more technology savvy than the average end user and dont need these really generic commercials...

    Go back to 1983, much better promotions at that time.
     
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    I guess you didn't happen to notice that they show Macs at the end of the ad then. ;)

    P.S. Holy crappy YouTube captures, Batman!
     
  21. balamw Moderator

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    You'd think. But that's where soccernet was getting them. Thanks for the links zon7!

    EDIT: Missed the update! Watch them on pointroll instead. Still crappy, but viewable.

    B
     
  22. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    These ads are much better, I think. Like the office Season 1 to Season 2 here in the US. I like the style of humor more, and it's done better.
     
  23. nagromme macrumors G5

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    Apple does needs to show the OS in depth, but not on TV. TV has to get people's attention and get them to learn more in venues where that is actually possible: Apple.com, Apple stores, etc.


    I'm not certain this campaign is aimed at "Real Mac People."
     

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