New iMac ADDS!!!

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  1. tubescan7777 macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2001
  2. Hemingray macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
  3. moby1 macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2002
    Sunny San Diego
    They're Great!

    Now if I could just watch them ON MY NEW iMAC.

    I'm get'n tired of checking 3 times aday to see if mine's shipped yet...

  4. mac15 macrumors 68040

    Dec 29, 2001
  5. Nikolajf macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2002
    Cambridge, MA
    iMac ads

    They look v. eye catching. As always from Apple they never tell you too much about the computer or the advantages it has over the Wintel ones (or that they are compatible). They will get noticed I'm sure, but something addressing the Mac Myths would be nice too.

    Also, if you have the creative source thaat Pixar provides - should we perhaps have seen more that a dancing computer? Well, I like what they've done and I am certain they will go down in ad-history as absolutely unique!
  6. oldMac macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2001
    Shades of Luxo...


    And we thought it looked like Luxo Jr. before!
    Seeing it rendered by Pixar makes it REALLY look like Luxo Jr.
  7. Xapplimatic macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2001
    Steven of Luxo?

    I don't know.. would I rather buy a computer from some annoying little twerp telling me "dude, you're getting a Dull!" or would I be more inclined towards a friendly little iMac bee-bopping around... hmmm.. decisions decisions.. well, it passed the cuteness test.. two females in the household were like "oh, that's sooo cute!".. For those who want the "myths" addressed.. look in the Brochure.. it does go there a bit.
  8. GyroFX macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2002
    Los Angeles and NorCal

    hmm....the first little imac was having too much fun with his SUPER DRIVE there...hehe
  9. voicegy macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2002
    Sandy Eggo - MacRumors Member since 1-1-2002
    Dangerous territory revisited.

    First, the ads are cute as all get-out, and it's funny how all of us were calling it iLuxo way before these ads came out. Either Apple got its own joke, or they hung out here and figured "Hey, good idea!"

    It's an interesting take, these ads. Not heavy handed by any means, no mention of the feature set, processor speed...nothing. No droning voiceover of a smartassed jerk claiming superiority (although it did work for the first iMac). Not to mention they weren't expensive ads to make, either, assuming they were done at Pixar.;)

    Years after the first Mac made its debut, there were many analysts stating that the reason they didn't fly off the shelves by the millions was that after the initial flurry of buying, much of the computer-seeking public (read: business) actually viewed the machine as "too cute" and therefore not a computer for serious work. Apple succeeded in capturing the imagination, but not "the workplace."
    It looks as if Apple is going for that type of strategy again, because if you knew NOTHING about Macintosh and the "digital hub" concept and saw this ad, your opinion towards it might be quite different.

    However, I'm not one to second guess the strategy. I'm a 43 year old male in the education business and have been around Macs nearly half my life; this ad isn't geared towards those of my ilk, but those over my shoulder - one of the most difficult generations to sell to. In that respect, while it may seem that revisiting that "cute" gray area could result in derision and scoff, from the comments I've seen so far, they're a hit. (of course, this IS a Macintosh arena, but we're not above a little Apple bashing ourselves from time to time - 'cause we Love 'em So.):)

    Well, enough pontificating from THIS blow-hard...I tip my hat to Apple for not going the usual route. How my eyes glaze over when I see the "specs" of those PeeCee montrosities scoll on the tv screen while some zit faced droid punk calls us "Dude" and thinks we should be oh-so-GRATEFUL for gettin' a Dull.

    But hey...aren't THOSE ads geared towards that same generation?

    Or is it that, no matter what generation you may be from, there will always be those that "get it" (all of us) and those that just, well, don't?

    (like, sorry for, like, gettin' all, like, in yer head and all psychological on all of you dudes...)
  10. CHess macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Mac personality

    Very cool. I think it's a reflection of the fact that Macs Do have personality :) It doesn't take an animated 3D rendering to prove it to US, but some people out there still don't get it. And for us, it's fun and cool to watch.
  11. Petruchio236 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2002

    Okay. I think the new iMac is as cool as the next guy--It's a gorgeous design, a phenominal configuration, at an amazing price--but those ads friggin suck. They look awful. Looks like a fawking student project. If I saw that thing in my house, I'd be setting traps. I am so disappointed it's ridiculous.

    C'mon...Apple is the meaning of style. The have one of the top five brands in the world. And all they can do is come out with this? This is not brand-consistent. This has zero consumer benefit. And I think it took a big fat whiff on likeability.

    The dancing one doesn't even look like dancing. I pray that pixar didn't do these. Because I know for a fact they have more talent than this.

    The animation on the roll-out video was 50x better.

    I pray these never see the airwaves.
  12. britboy macrumors 68030


    Nov 4, 2001
    Kent, UK
    i'm not sure about these being 'official' iMac ads. They seem more like something some guy (or gal) at pixar undertook as a joke, it got shown to Steve Jobs, he liked it, it got put on the apple web site. I think they're too short to be tv adverts.
  13. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    The ads are way too low-class for Pixar. When I first saw the ads, I double-checked the URL to see if this was a prank or something... but it was the Apple site. No. Definetely not by the real Pixar people.

    Still, I love the dancing iMac, and the superdrive one looked like a boy who just entered puberty and was checking out his... whoops!


  14. Stike macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2002

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    WHAT were they THINKING?

    It´s so ultra sweet that I thought my teeth took severe damage. The sound! The look! This is not Apple, the company with style and simplicity.
    I really hope they won´t broadcast these...

    If Apple believe 6 year olds have 1800 $ to spend, fine with me.
    Although the long video with the Rap Song and the white Apple Style seemed ill placed too.

    Me thinketh me hath to create a REAL iMac Ad :D :D :D
    Look out for it in 2 weeks or so :D
    Because the new iMac rocks!!
  15. mackmac macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2002
    If you go to apples website under quicktime, you will see these are not ads, but short films by pixar.
  16. imspace2 macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2001
    Re: JEEESUSSS!!!!

    Hey maybe apple should start recieving ad submissions from users and the best are brodcasted that would really show the public what could be done on a mac
  17. mischief macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2001
    Santa Cruz Ca
    Too serious !!!

    Let's not forget here that iMac is a CONSUMER desktop. Cute factor definitely counts in that arena.

    I think it's cool for Pixar to be putting up some fun clips of the little guy.

    Do you thing that R2D2 was the hands down favorite droid by accident? Naw! R2 was a great character exactly because there was inherent suspension of disbelief in a rolling garbage can having a cheeky, smartmouthed, play-with-your-toes personality. There's a lot to be said for a student-aimed product haveing enough personality to warrant a Saturday morning cartoon.

    C'mon.......can't you just see it? A cute little iMac trying to have a spirited game of table-tennis with a dull gray tower? He bounces off the side of the Wintel and rolls back under the net. The iMac sighs, shakes it's head, serves again.....dashing off to the left for the volley. But to no avail, Wintel boxes just aren't any fun.

    As totally off topic as these would be as adds, that's their power. The iMac as R2D2. I could see a whole series of these: "Ad-ventures of iMac and Putty". How about one where they're playing "cowboys and Indians" and the Wintel has a system meltdown, leaving the poor confused iMac running around trying to fix it's epeleptic playmate? (Evil Grin):D

    Don't be too serious here guys, it's not an artificial Heart for gods' sakes it's an iMac.
  18. clonenode macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2002
    Can anyone host these somewhere

    My Windows PC here at work locks up when trying to play these streaming movies. I can't see them!!! Can anyone post the .mov files so I can download them to play them off my hard drive?
  19. cleo macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2002
    Tampa Bay Area, FL, USA
    Re: nice...

    tell me about it... i'm at work (sssh!) and played the movies without sound... i'd imagine that the connotations i got from that are not what apple intended... i'm sure it's much more wholesome with sound :)
  20. Rocketman macrumors 603


    Re: They're Great!


    Pull up a lawn chair, a beer and a BBQ and wait by the front door for a few days.



    BBQ out for my G5 MP, and I have had several burgers already. Have been stocking the freezer just in case of a long seige.
  21. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020


    False Advertising

    Not to be picky, but I don't believe the iMac can cock its "head" like that. It goes up and down & will swivel about the base, but the head doesn't turn towards portrait mode does it?
  22. themacolyte macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2002
    Something EVERYONE seems to have missed... These are not television ads. They were badly placed as the URL does indeed have "ads" as part of the address but these are not listed under the Apple commercials page and the link that leads to them. The iMac hardware page calls them short films, not ads. I believe they were done for entertainment and for the mac faithful, not specifically to be broadcast as an advertisement to sell the iMac.

    You won't be seeing these anywhere except on the web.
  23. mischief macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2001
    Santa Cruz Ca

    But it completes the "characterization". A little artistic liscence. These ARE Pixar shorts BTW---NOT Apple Ads.
  24. cleo macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2002
    Tampa Bay Area, FL, USA
    So the question is - when are we going to see a REAL iMac ad?
  25. Jookbox macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2002
    pretty cool. i was getting sick of those apple ads with the "real life" situations. you know, like with the family taking baby pictures, and the one with that loser in the airplane taking up all the space with his digital camera and laptop.

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