Advertisements that automatically play sound are annoying. Apple chooses to be...


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jan 22, 2003
In your head.
I really hate sites that automatically play movies with sound when I go to them.
Any site that plays annoying music (often midi) or loud sounds automatically when I go to them is likely to steer me away.

I thought Apple was smarter than that, but currently they have advertisements that automatically play with sound. I like the advertisements that they have placed on CNN, as they don’t play with sound automatically.

Pro or con- Give Apple a quick bit of feed back here through their website.

Rarely do I get so pissed off, but for some reason this rubs me the wrong way. So I figured I could see what the Mac Rumors people think about this, and perhaps, if anybody else was ticked off, you too could tell Apple.

Correct me if I am wrong.


May 26, 2004
Randy's House
I changed my home page from about a week ago for that very reason, but I can't blame them.

Looking forward to seeing a new Mac Pro up there...


macrumors 601
Jan 24, 2005
St. Louis, MO
I don't like that, either. Also, even more annoying for me, is, which plays video automatically, as well. I discovered today that I could Adblock the ESPN Motion thingy. I wonder if that would work for the homepage, without screwing up future front pages...


macrumors 65816
Mar 12, 2006
Under the sun
I hate that freaking page. I literally can't stand it. Usually when websites play music automatically I immediately go back. I've rebookmared apple so it now opens the apple store because I cannot deal with the front page.

Dont Hurt Me

macrumors 603
Dec 21, 2002
Yahooville S.C.
I agree, why a commercial at the site now anyways? whats the point since your are there allready? annoying. Plus Apples commercials kind of suck now days.

Doctor Q

Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
Los Angeles
Yes, no uninvited noise when I arrive at a web page, please. I often hit the mute button as soon as I hit such a page, but pages with videos that start are also wasting bandwidth and slowing down my system whether I'm interested in their movie or not. Stop that! Bad webmaster! :rolls up newspaper:

Sometimes I forget to unmute after stumbling onto an "auto-noise" site, and then I later miss something I did want to hear, like a chat invitation, until I happen to notice the sound is muted. Rather than blame myself for forgetting to unmute, I prefer to blame the site that made me mute in the first place.

Johnny Rico

macrumors 6502
Feb 17, 2005
Dont Hurt Me said:
..whats the point since your are there allready? annoying.
Kind of reminds me of how the "manual" that came with os x.1 was an advertising pamphlet. I was like, I already bought the damn thing thanks, you don't have to try to sell it to me again.
Apple continues to disagree however.