House and Macs

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by thegoldenmackid, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    So today on House, two interesting Mac products here (nothing new):

    1. 15" Macbook Pro

    2. iPhone (Which belonged to Wilson) and this wonderful quote as it was wrapped as a "Secret Santa" present "now either this didn't cost $25 or I'm seriously starting to doubt Steve Job's business strategies"
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    I noticed this too and made a thread right after you. of course i did not see yours first
  3. Maugustyn macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2008
    Funny i stated noticing at the begining of this season, way back, that there are lots of apple products. also seen them on some other fox shows/

    HOUSE is still best show on tv
  4. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2007
    Indy, IN
    Haha i just saw this too and thought about making a thread until i saw this one. Fox and apple seem to maybe have a close relationship.
  5. ceiph macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2007
    ever watch entourage... everyone uses imacs, or how about wwe, they have a 15 inch macbook pro on the commentators table, or how about the fact most commercials use a mac and often just get rid of the glowing apple
    h and r block for example has a guy working on a mac,

    yes part of it is when u see the apple logo your like wow alot of marketing goes into apples, and than othertimes when you dont see the apple logo its just wow they love the way the apple products look.... sexy

    so yeah spotting an apple on tv and movies is like picking out someone who is wearing shoes.... lol its common
  6. faintember macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2005
    the ruins of the Cherokee nation
    I have to admit, this did get a good ole laugh out of me.:D

    Glad to have House back!
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    House is good but no where near as great as Top Gear.

    And yes, the iPhone line was quite funny.
  8. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    I love to play count the Macs when watching TV. If you went by that, you'd assume they're the dominant market (we wish...). BTW, I don't know why this is in buying advice.
  9. SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2007
    Arlington, VA USA
    Darn I forgot to watch! Any idea if FOX will re-air it later in the week?

    I'm a big house fan too, glad to see a little Mac action is going on.
  10. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
    What is so surprising? Almost every computer seen on tv, from shows to commercials is some Apple laptop or an old imac. The ONLY show I know of that doesnt use macs in their show is 24, which seems to have a deal with Dell to place the Dell logo in a bunch of shots at CTU (that show has pretty shameless product placement, Ford is by far the worst.. followed by Motorola). The only difference between this episode of House and every other show on TV is that this time they didnt change the Apple logo on the back of the computer to something else, they also used a real OS this time, its rare to see OS X or Windows on tv, its usually some badly done fake OS.

    House doesnt seem to care about faking products, theyve shown quite a lot of real competing products on that show with no noticeable bias. The more apparent ones are handheld consoles, hes gone through GBA's, a DS, and now he plays PSP on the show. Obviously they dont have any kind of contract with any brands.
  11. crbursey macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2008
    As for Entourage, if you watch the season 3 dvd commentary with Doug Ellin, he talks about how they have no deal with apple but he chooses to use them on the show because they are what he uses. For 24, I have noticed the heavy use of Dell and Ford and Toyota in the recent seasons but I think there maybe a couple Apple displays around CTU.
  12. ajd10720 macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2008

    Infact 24 does use desktop macs and some of there laptops are macs. Only Dell monitors are used, For the first 3 seasons they used Apple Cinema displays and G4 Cubes and Power Mac G4's and no name brand laptops.:)
  13. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2006
    Fort Myers, FL
    Nip/Tuck on FX also almost always uses Apple products. Both the main characters and their love interest have iPhones, their kids use iMacs while they use MacBook Pros. On Smallville Clark uses a Mac Pro. Which I find kinda funny cause they don't have alot of money according to the show, yet he has the most expensive mac! I guess they think most people wouldn't notice. And i've noticed in some shows the bad guys use PCs and the good guys use Macs. Clark uses the Mac Pro and Lex uses a PC. When Lex was still good however, he used a PowerBook. Some other shows do this too, but I can't remember.
  14. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
  15. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    Saw the same thing, I think they also carried in a MacBook with the MacBook Pro when they went in the elevator.
  16. Iscariot macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2007
    The MRI and labs are full of Apple Cinema Displays, and there are two or more white iMacs in the lounge.
  17. midget macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2008
    at then end of the show I was waiting for it to say Apple on it's sponsor list but it still had HP and Dell, and that made me laugh

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