New Mac/PC Ad: Legal Copy

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  1. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Just saw it aired during today's Lakers vs Jazz game. Apple's first shot back at Microsoft for their new ads?
     
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    I'm hunting around for one. Might have to try a quick capture and put it up...
     
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    New Get a Mac Ad

    Did anyone catch the new ad? I searched but didn't find anything, I just saw it on the Laker Jazz game.


    It shows PC searching through 1000s of photos, and Mac talks about how iPhoto is the shizz and has face recognition. Not on the Apple site yet.



    I think it's good that they are taking on an approach where they toot Mac features rather than attack PC. Although it's not as funny. :p
     
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    Ah, ok thanks. I added "iPhoto" in the search field, hence why it didn't appear. Although it sounds like a different ad. I'll post in that thread and ask for this to be locked.

    ETA: Looks like it merged while I posted. You fast mods, you. [​IMG]
     
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    I liked BioHazard suit and Stacks the best. All pretty funny though.
     
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    Meh, just more of the same "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" stuff. Cute, but doesn't address MS's new ad offensive.
     
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    Blah, blah, blah... time for a new ad campaign.
     
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    At least Stacks focuses on features of a Mac, rather than Windows' weaknesses.
     
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    Since when is Apple about responding?
     
  13. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    I think this is the best response actually. Microsoft's Ad campaign (The I'm a PC) was to reclaim the image of a PC. Apparently Microsoft wanted to really personify the PC user (whom they thought what John Hodgeman was portraying - he wasn't he was portraying a computer type). Apple fires back by not falling for the bait and showing that they are very comfortable with their ad style and are not going to change. Microsoft wanted to reclaim the I'm a PC and Apple is saying "oh no you don't. Were not afraid of your counter ads, they are meaningless."

    I am surprised that Apple did another virus type ad after the trojan type exploits though (the ones involving pirated copies of iWork and Photoshop). It seems as though they don't think that user initiated exploits count and that they are referring specifically to the ones that get installed automatically when Internet explorer users click on a link that automatically installs crap. I guess we should point out that "PC" is running Xp again since he hated vista so much...
     
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    True, these ads are what got under MS's skin anyway.
     
  15. Benguitar Guest

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    "You do it." lol :D


    I liked the Time Traveler one.
     
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    Not so great if you have one of the freezing 4850 iMac, though.
     
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    Well Microsoft was hoping for some kind of "HOW DARE THEY BESMIRCH OUR LORD STEVE JOBS!!!!" or the like with their last ad campaign. I don't think that really happened. Apple just did the same think that ticked off Microsoft to make their failure of the Jerry ads. They are wanting Ballmer to do what he does and start making ridiculous statements to the public that nobody will believe or will set off a "developers, developers, developers" kind of action that gets widely mocked on the internet. That better way to do that.

    I admit that I would like a write-up of all the humorous legal disclaimer in the "Legal Copy" It gets hard to read over the actors.
     
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    Time-Traveler the best one - love Time Travel shows... ;)
     
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    Oh that you mean Microsoft new ads saying we should go buy cheap computers with low satisfaction rates, alright.

    If you use pirated copies of software which is stealing you deserve whatever you get, us Mac users who buy our copies legally don't deal with these issues.
     
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    I tried but gave up... it's just too much and repetitive! Looks like they take a jab at MS in the end. ;)

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    Yeah. First thing that hit me is how they actually showed off features of Macs. I like it. It will really hit home to those who don't know what a Mac can do.
     

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