updated 11:30 am EDT, Mon June 7, 2010
Said to make fun of iPhone prototype debacle
Apple has one last Get a Mac ad to air, possibly as a part of today's WWDC keynote, rumors claim. The short is said to have been filmed at a bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn last week, with John Hodgman (PC) as a bartender, attempting to get someone drunk in order to get his hands on an Apple prototype. Although it is not certain where the ad will be aired, actor Justin Long (Mac) is said to be notably missing.
If real, the ad is clearly a reference to an iPhone prototype which was lost by an Apple engineer, then subsequently sold by its finder to Gizmodo. A legal investigation into the matter is still ongoing, and no charges have been filed. Nevertheless, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has insinuated that the prototype was stolen from the engineer, rather than simply left behind accidentally. Company officials have also claimed that the incident might hurt Apple financially, since people may have postponed buying an iPhone to ensure they get a new model.