Hot on the heels of Microsoft’s Zune Pass versus iTunes commercial, are the new Get a Mac ads, which take a swipe at Microsoft’s Laptop Hunters series as well as customer support for PCs.
Apple has released three new commercials (which are available on its website here) and the most notable is the Laptop Hunters spoof where a Lauren-a-like is looking for a laptop with a big screen and a decent processor. PC orders the slow and small PCs (played by men in similarly drab suits) to leave and it looks like “Meagan” is finally whittling the group down to something that will work for her. That is, until she says she wants something that doesn’t crash all the time, doesn’t get viruses and cause a bunch of headaches in general. Shocker, everyone leaves bar Justin Long.
The other two ads play on the fact that Apple stores have Geniuses as well as the fact that PC’s get more viruses. Check out the ads on YouTube and let us know what you think.
I'm on a 1500 dollar apple at school and its slower than my 750 dollar pc i have at home
Hate this P O S
I video edit at home on a pc that is alot cheaper,faster and in general better.
IDK, i just think apples argument is dumb
And those "geniuses" don't help much either... i took an apple laptop i use to school at the tampa international mall to get some help with this mac ( i know how to use it, i was just extremely curious about the genius bar ), he didn't know how to fix the problem and after 45 minutes redirected me to some other punk/free spirited girl who didn't know what she was doing either... so in the end i just said "hmm, let me try this" and fixed it
Thats enough of my rant.. just pointing out that the "genius bar" isn't good help, at all.
Plus they sweep their problems under the rug.
Trust me, a virus, software bug or power surge will take down any computer, PC or Mac.
Well if people would stop looking at PORN and filesharing like limewire and bear share.....and stay off myspace......
they would heve no problems.
i work at a school and believe it or not.....the three things above are the main culprits.
I cant count how much spyware I removed for friends in college because they couldnt tell the difference between MySpace and the phishing sites.
There is NO WAY Apple can claim Mac has no viruses, crashing, or headaches. Every operating system has viruses (whether they are prone to them or not), every operating system is bound to crash for some reason, and if the software sucks or you are not good with PCs - you will get headaches.
Worst Apple ad so far.
For very loose definitions of "genius", but don't let that pesky English language stop you, Apple!
Viruses on the house mac: 0
Viruses on the house pc: 0
Times I have complained to my wife about how my pc has problems doing x: maybe 10
Times my wife complained to me about how her mac has problems doing x: somewhere near 10^100
The only thing these (and all the rest of the commercials) have going for them is the talent of John Hodgman. Anyone can put on some jeans and say "well gosh isn't the sky blue" but that guy can even make Apple propaganda entertaining. Thank you, John!
Playing the bulls$##!t to the lowest denominator, does anyone else find this frustrating??