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Say Goodbye to the "I'm a Mac/I'm a PC" Ads!

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 63 comments

I'm crushed. Are you crushed?

Let's all take a moment to mourn the loss of Apple's snotty "I'm a Mac/I'm a PC" commercials. Justin Long, the Mac half of the commercials, has said that he's pretty sure there won't be anymore of the ads.

In an interview with AV Club, Long was asked, "What's the status of those Apple commercials?"

Justin responded:

"You know, I think they might be done. In fact, I heard from John, I think they’re going to move on. I can’t say definitively, which is sad, because not only am I going to miss doing them, but also working with John. I’ve become very close with him, and he’s one of my dearest, greatest friends. It was so much fun to go do that job, because there’s not a lot to it for me. A lot of it is just keeping myself entertained between takes, and there’s no one I’d rather do it with than John."

There's been no official word on whether or not Apple is axing the spots. They could just be getting rid of the actors and going for some new talent. Any suggestions?

Playstation vs. Wii

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    mrddr6 , April 8, 2010 3:44 PM
    Well It'd be nice if they scrap it and stop lying/twisting the truth about PC's.
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    bobfrys , April 8, 2010 3:44 PM
    Please excuse the profanity, but F*** YES!!!
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    foody , April 8, 2010 4:11 PM
    Here's a suggestion, actually advertise a product, not a company.
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  • 49 Hide
    mrddr6 , April 8, 2010 3:44 PM
    Well It'd be nice if they scrap it and stop lying/twisting the truth about PC's.
  • 34 Hide
    bobfrys , April 8, 2010 3:44 PM
    Please excuse the profanity, but F*** YES!!!
  • 32 Hide
    LATTEH , April 8, 2010 4:08 PM
    up next im a ipad/im a slate
  • 34 Hide
    foody , April 8, 2010 4:11 PM
    Here's a suggestion, actually advertise a product, not a company.
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    calmstateofmind , April 8, 2010 4:12 PM
    best console commercial ever.
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    Arguggi , April 8, 2010 4:13 PM
    The only one I have ever seen is this one :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNnX6XRQBec

    and only because..... well actually the reasons seem quite obvious.
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    JofaMang , April 8, 2010 4:14 PM
    John Hodgeman isn't all that funny outside of these adds (if you can ignore the lack of reality in them) and I just hope this doesn't leave him more time to appear on The Daily Show. He is the only one on TDS whose bits I fast forward through.
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    Anonymous , April 8, 2010 4:15 PM
    And the Kevin Parrish cried (the Kevin Parrish cried!)
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    aethm , April 8, 2010 4:17 PM
    Great news! Those commercials are responsible for my 100% Apple ban. Now if Apple EVER creates a product I want... there's a 20% chance I'll purchase it.
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    masop , April 8, 2010 4:18 PM
    I'm sorry, but after watching that PS3 vs Wii Youtube video, I just forgot all about the above article I read seconds before hand. What I wouldn't do with that blonde! She is so f******* hot! I'd handle her every day and night, even more so than the Wii Console. Hehe. :-)
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    nforce4max , April 8, 2010 4:23 PM
    I'll go and get the champagne its time to celebrate! The first ones they came out with were rather humorous and original but got stale fairly quickly.
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    Abrahm , April 8, 2010 4:23 PM
    I can't believe that Apple was allowed to run such dishonest and misleading ads for so long, and that they are actually stopping them under their own will instead of being forced too. I've never seen commercials so filled with half truths and blatant lies before.
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    phantomtrooper , April 8, 2010 4:24 PM
    yay! those ads were so stupid.
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    mlopinto2k1 , April 8, 2010 4:26 PM
    Oh god this one is hilarious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JixbzFjv_cU
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    itadakimasu , April 8, 2010 4:26 PM
    Good Riddance.

    Maybe they'll actually put out some advertisement that boasts their products technological advancement or something.

    Or an ad showing how overpriced and underspecced most of their laptops are. $1300? well, you can buy a macbook w\ a 13'' screen and a 2 year old core2 duo cpu... or you can buy a 'pc' laptop w\ an i7 quad, and 17-19'' lcd.
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    Brent_NC , April 8, 2010 4:37 PM
    Dude...I am a die hard PC fan, but those AD's were funny. I can honestly say I'll miss them.
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    Onus , April 8, 2010 4:39 PM
    The few of them I saw were always so woefully out of context they were a little funny, although I could see a non-savvy consumer buying a Crapple over it and then feeling short-changed at what it couldn't do.
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    bison88 , April 8, 2010 4:45 PM
    Hahaha love the PS3 vs Wii video, never seen that one before
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    jsm6746 , April 8, 2010 4:46 PM
    whenever a company makes an add with the sole purpose of bashing their competitor, it always reminds me of politicians... and well, you know i never buy their sh*t...
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