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Apple posts three new 'Get a Mac' ads

updated 10:15 am EDT, Tue May 8, 2007

New 'Get a Mac' ads

Apple has unveiled three new 'Get a Mac' ads starring Justin Long and John Hodgman. Two of the new spots focus on complications with Microsoft's recently released Windows Vista operating system, while the third highlights the company's Genius Bars located in its retail stores. "Choose a Vista" features PC spinning a colored wheel to land on one of the numerous versions of Windows Vista, only to "Lose a Turn" when the wheel comes to a complete stop. "Party is Over" details a disgruntled PC at a party with other PCs in business suits under a flashing Vista sign. After upgrading his graphics card and memory, Hodgman still finds himself unable to use some of his softare and peripherals. "Genius" features a Mac Genius answering several of Hodgman's questions, including how much PC loathes Mac on a scale of one to 10.





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  1. frisby

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    ummm

    Loaths mac is the propper question.

  1. frisby

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    One more try...

    Sorry, I can't spell today.

    The proper question was, "On a scale of 1 to 10 how much do I hate Mac?"

  1. frisby

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    argggg!!

    Dangit...I wish I could edit my comments. I guess I should learn to read my c*** before I submit.

    The proper question was, "On a scale of 1 to 10 how much do I LOATH Mac?

  1. Rezzz

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    changing targets

    Seems as though, with these new ads, Apple has stopped walking the line of attacking the PC (PC vs. Mac) and is attacking Windows directly (Windows vs. Mac OS). They've been walking a fine line with it for a while. Many of the issues they brought up were related to Windows but they skirted it by addessing them as PC problems.

    Not sure if the change is a good or bad thing. Certainly Vista is not well-loved by the mass market.

    Did these air on TV?

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    3 strikes you're out fris

    "Loathe" not "loath".

    I saw "Choose A Vista" last night or the night before on TV. The other two I have not yet seen on TV.

    I think "Choose A Vista" is the best of the new batch and really hits home. What was MS thinking by putting out so many different flavors of Vista? That's MS for you, as user-unfriendly as possible.

    I'm not crazy about "Party Is Over", kind of weak in delivering its message. And I'm not sure what the point of the "Genius" ad is, other than to perhaps sell people on going to an Apple Store nearby.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    genius chick

    wow she's hot. She could mount my hard drive anytime.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    loathe/loath

    http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/loath.html

    this message brought to you by The Spelling n***.

  1. dmsimmer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    11?

    To sell Mac, it should have been "2".

    You see, he actually LOVES Mac.

    I do love the way John says "Oh. Ge-e-e-nius."

  1. ronjamin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Mac b**** Slap

    Dontcha just love it when Apple b**** slaps Microsoft again, and again, and again.

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Yea...

    Yea... she is hot, but my girlfriend is hotter.

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