New Get-A-Mac Ad: PC Consultant

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    Apple has been running a new Get A Mac ad during today's American football games.


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    The ad includes PC getting a consultant and once again touches on the trouble people have been having with Vista and references desires of some to downgrade to XP. The final screenshot is of an iMac with the Leopard background.

    As of this posting, the ad has not been posted to Apple's site.

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    Mac should be wearing a pink T-shirt.
     
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    It has been a long time since the last one, sort of hoped they had stopped them.

    I would prefer it if they would just advertise the good points about Leopard rather than bash Vista.
     
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    Oh Apple, Why go back to these ads! Make an advert showing people what you can actually do with Leopard like the iPhone ads. Not just stating how much you are better. Prove it!!!
     
  5. dL.
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    Where's the ad on Apple site? I don't see it.

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    Except look at what the iPhone ads spurred: terrible iPod touch ads that are more like a seizure than informative.
     
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    Ahem...

     
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    Hmm.. lots of critics. I enjoy them, personally..
     
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    i always liked these ads, so i'm glad they made a new one. i would like to see leopard in there though
     
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    Yeah, they did those for years. Mostly with iLife.

    No one cared.

    So now they have ads that everyone and their mother knows about, and you say "go back" to the ones that no one remembers? Can you name one? I remember the one with the baby being born and the one with the wedding on the island. I'm probably the only one, though. Can you name any of the others?

    Face it, that kind of ad makes the public go all glassy-eyed and change the channel. The ONLY way that kind of software ad is interesting is if you're already a fan of the product being shown. In other words, it's a waste of time. The iPhone ads were a big exception because they showed off multi-touch. That's it. That's the only thing people were interested in seeing on TV. The rest was just noise to most people.
     
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    I was wondering where these suckers were.
     
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    Yes. Sail on your own strengths, never belittle your opponent. OS X really doesn’t need this at all. Apple isn’t the underdog that it likes to be anymore. It is a multi billion-dollar corporation. Don’t act like you are still operating from a garage, it doesn’t suit you.
     
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    The latest Touch ad was created by fan/user Nick Haley. Chiat/Day got hold of him and reproduced it professionally, but identically to his original.
     
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    Oh whoops my bad.

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    Hmm. Considering there are a good number of people who want to go back to Tiger... sounds like a case of the pot calling the kettle black. :rolleyes:
     
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    hhmmmmm

    May I add, that I too enjoy watching these. They are a great series of adverts that bring a smile to people's faces, whether they've switched or not. I've seen it with my own eyes!

    Now lets see them online Apple!

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    Ellen Feiss :D
     
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    I can't wait to see this one, I couldn't care less how many pissy PC users complain these commercials are classics now.
     
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    In terms of Vista bashing, just look at how windows machines are shown on a network. Blue screens of death, so it's not like this is suddenly strange.
     
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    I was going to say :p
     
  21. macrumors 6502a

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    Working at Apple, I don't know one customer who wants to go back to Tiger. Keep in mind, people don't go online to post compliments, they typically make complaints. That fact alone isn't representative of the overall reaction to any particular product (in this case Leopard). Most of the customers (actually, in my case all of my customers) LOVE Leopard over Tiger, especially the PPC users who have noticed a double in speed increase.

    Leopard installed fine on my Mac Pro. No complaints here. Vista on my slave drive, well, that's another story.
     
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    MacRumors should post a poll asking this question.
     
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    I'm a PPC (G4) user and I would love some of that double speed. :rolleyes:
     
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    Have they actually shown it on TV yet though?
     
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    i'd like to see a link to this whole commercial.

    also. i like these commercials. i like the vista bashing. only bc the PC side of me loves XP and hates vista.

    in terms of Leopard users who want to go back to Tiger... give me a break. honestly tell me that there are as many Leopard users who want to roll back as there are Vista users. moot point. give leopard until 10.5.1 or 10.5.2. i personally didn't upgrade YET, bc of the perils involved in being first to upgrade.
     

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