Written by: Adam Christianson
Categories: Cool Stuff
The lovable Mac and PC duo are back in 3 new Apple ads aired during the Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night. Apple has posted the new ads and they are currently available for viewing in the Get a Mac area of Apple’s web site. The new ads are titled “Accident” which focuses on the new MagSafe power connector, “Angel/Devil” which highlights iPhoto books and “Trust Mac” which points out OS Xs current (PC neigh-sayers note I said “current”) lack of spyware. I realize all these ads, past and present, use a lot of marketing spin to make their points, but boy they sure are fun. Enjoy.
I think the Spyware one is the funniest. I love all these ads… yet the only thing I’m affraid of is that by touting the mac’s superior resistance to viruses and spyware, more hackers will try to write stuff to get into macs.
I wish these were aired in other countries.
This ad campaign is so much fun and I love the new ads every bit as much as the previous ones. Here’s hoping we see many more of these ads through out the rest of the year.
Thanks for posting this Adam. I went over to Apple.com yesterday,but I didn’t feel like watching the new videos. Thanks for giving a quick synopsis of them. That reminds me I need to watch the WWDC keynote before they remove it.
Also, new iPod ad!
there is a new ipod ad with none other than bob dylan! YAY!
No new ads from Apple in the UK :(
Responding to Rich’s comments on availability of these ads overseas, of course since they are available on the Apple.com website, they should be accessible on the Internet globally.
Also, I subscribe to the free vidcast on iTunes called, The macTV Video Podcast, which appears to be a British run site. They have all the “Get a Mac” ads.
The info synopsis states, “The macTV Video Podcast selects the best video clips from the macTV site at http://www.watchmactv.com and presents them to you via iTunes. You can automatically get your fix of Apple, Mac and iPod related videos every Tuesday. This is an iPod edition where all videos are iPod ready. This Video Podcast is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Apple Computer, Inc.”
Who’s in the cast here?
The person playing the Mac is in the movie Accepted and his name is Justin Long, but what I’m asking is who’s the PC? I swear I’ve seen him before.
Anyway, my favorite is the Angel/Devil one. It makes a funny commercial without having to go through how much better a Mac is. The other commercials set the clichÃ© and this one just makes fun of it.