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  • Apple Fires Back at Windows with Three New Ads


    Only hours after Windows 7 was released and Microsoft's first retail store opened in Phoenix, Apple fired back after enduring weeks of recent jabs at the hands of everyone from Verizon to Microsoft.

    Three new ads have been rolled out by Apple which suggest that Microsoft's new version of Windows is nothing new or special, saying Windows 7 will be no better than previous offerings.

    These spots are simply the latest "Get A Mac" commercials that pit the famous PC and Mac representatives against one another. In the "Broken Promises" ad, the PC is thematically presented as a series of flashbacks that reiterate the point that Microsoft is simply offering more of the same with each new OS, which, this time, supposedly is "not gonna have any of the problems my last operating system had."

    From the Wall Street Journal:

    The PC, played by John Hodgman, excitedly asks in the ad: “Did you hear the good news? Windows 7 is out and it’s not going to have any of the problems that my last operating system had. Trust me.” The Mac responds, “I feel like I’ve heard this before, PC.”
    The ads began airing on national television last night during “Grey’s Anatomy,” “CSI,” “The Office,” “30 Rock,” and the MLB playoffs.







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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Fires Back at Windows with Three New Ads started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 89 Comments
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by creasy425 View Post
      The last sentence of ur post said something about not being able to run 7 without upgrading hardware, you didn't specify which hardware (you mentioned a video card in the first sentence of ur post).....last time i checked RAM is hardware...I never implied thers was a way someone would win this battle. you pointed out the cost of the two, so i pointed out something else as a counter point. No offense but, any particular reason you tend to get snarky when someone disagrees with you?
      Quote Originally Posted by Rota View Post
      He's mad because we're right.
      Lol, I do not know how you assumed I am mad or "snarky"? I am happy as shyt!
    1. y0ungSir's Avatar
      y0ungSir -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rota View Post
      On newegg you can buy 4GB of RAM and a dual core for right around $100. Just a couple weeks ago I built an awesome gaming computer for a friend for $580 shipped. I installed Windows 7 on it and it is just insanely fast and powerful. For maybe $50 more I could have gone with a quad core for him, but he had no use for it.

      Why anyone would spend $2000 on a computer that isn't as powerful and dictates what you can put on it always blows my mind.
      Some people have that kind of money to burn. I see nothing wrong with someone choosing something more expensive with fewer features if they enjoy it. The Mac is simpler to use; in addition, it is an idiot proof computer. They can download almost anything foolishly without getting a virus. Apple high price keeps away hackers because a lower price would mean more Mac users and more viruses. I got a Mac as a gift, and it isn't bad. I probably wouldn't use my own money to get something so expensive, but it's a nice looking computer.
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Quote Originally Posted by y0ungSir View Post
      Apple high price keeps away hackers because a lower price would mean more Mac users and more viruses.
      I never knew that you had to pay to hack
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I love how PC users act like they are doing such complicated processes on their computers when in reality the most complicated thing they are doing is eating a hot pocket while playing world of warcraft.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      ^LMAO

      Got bored today so I bought an iMac
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ nice
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I love how PC users act like they are doing such complicated processes on their computers when in reality the most complicated thing they are doing is eating a hot pocket while playing world of warcraft.
      ....As opposed to mac users acting like they are saving the world when they are really just surfing for porn.
    1. MagicJustin's Avatar
      MagicJustin -
      Quote Originally Posted by devanshu.kashyap View Post
      thats really funny.....but i still find pc is better as it offers many awesome games i play...
      I own a 2 year old iMac. I run Windows via Boot Camp. I'm playing the NEW Batman Arkham Asylum game at FULL SPECS with NO LAG on my Mac. So YES, I can play great games on my Mac.

      I personally think these commercials have gotten worse over the years. They stopped saying what was great about the Mac and just bashes PC's. Occasionally they make a good point, but not often anymore.
    1. NArush's Avatar
      NArush -
      Maybe those Northwest pilots were arguing Mac vs PC..