Picture of new iMac on Fedex Website

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  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    Looks like Fedex redid their website this week.

    Look at the picture of the iMac on the main page:

    http://www.fedex.com/us/

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Funny thing is Safari is not compatible with their label making service. It won't print the labels correctly so I have to use Firefox when shipping stuff.
     
  5. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Yeah, it pains me when I see companies use Macs for aesthetics only. Fedex has very little Mac support on their website. I can't even remotely fax as it requires Windows. What's weird is before OS X Fedex was Mac centric only. I remember a long while ago when I brought in my Windows formatted 3.5" disk to print papers from, the fedex employee said, "sorry we only support discs formatted for the Mac OS" and all the computers in their store were Macs.
    Well now they only use Macs to make their website look good. Too bad.
     
  6. cah87 macrumors regular

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    it's the new invisible line :)
     
  7. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    Do Apple know they've actually used their press image and removed the logo?
     
  8. maberga29 macrumors member

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    Not only mac hardware is getting used everywhere, but also apps. EVERY commercial I've seen in the past year that has used an internet browser has used Safari. Does anyone know of one that doesn't?
     
  9. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    People use Apples all the times for ads. As long as they take out the Apple logo, Apple can't really say much. Yeah could be a jerk about it, but that won't help anything will it?

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  11. RRK macrumors 6502

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    Yeh but are they allowed to take the picture right from Apple's site and just photoshop the desktop and logo?

    Notice the mouse cord and the "glare" on the black in the upper right.
    [​IMG]

    from apple.com -> [​IMG]
     
  12. maberga29 macrumors member

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    Wow, that is an exact match. I feel quite sure that FedEX got permission to modify the apple image.
     
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    because it is essentially free advertising for apple.
    ads all over use computers, even if the ad isn't for the comp itself (see pizza ad above). sometimes they use generic pcs, but often they use iMacs or MacBooks because they really are good looking computers and designers like to have good looking things in their ads. removing the logo makes it so there is no copyright infringement (at least logo usage - not sure on the industrial design copyrights). but the end effect is still free product placement for apple. its not like fedex is selling a competing product!
     
  15. tmoney468 macrumors 6502

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    I saw on last night's episode of house that they had several new Imacs in the show, showing the logo and all.
     
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    Time magazine person of the year, You.

    they replaced a white iMac with a youtube window and just left the stand and keyboard for effect.


    it was ugly, but still obviously Apple
     
  18. BlakTornado Guest

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    I was thinking "That's a funny looking iMac" :p
     
  19. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    A massive company like FedEx just copying the image from the Apple site is actually quite a big copyright issue. Hence why its now been removed.

    Somebody somewhere in FedEx probably got a real boll-o-king.
     
  20. RRK macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that would be amazing if they were actually responding to this thread.
     

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