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  • Are You a PC? Make your own "I'm a PC" video at the Apple Store
    The Apple Store is the new place to go for PC lovers and fanboys to go and support Windows. Well at least that's the case at the Apple Store Bullring, Birmingham, England.



    Right in front the of entrance to the Apple Store sits some sort of shack covered in Microsoft I'm a PC ads. The box isn't just there to stick ads on to, it is actually a video recording studio where you can go and record your own "I'm a PC" video. If that isn't enough there will be Microsoft patrons manning the booth for the next three days to distract people away from the Apple store and towards the "I'm a PC" booth.

    Here's how advertising works. Apple makes fun of Windows with "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ads. Microsoft creates random Seinfeld and Gates ads, changes their mind and continues on with the "I'm a PC ads." Apple puts up ads making fun of the "I'm a PC" ads calling the PC a stereotype. Microsoft puts up recording studios to block Apple Store entrances. What's next? Is Apple going to replace the computer handling the video recording with a Mac?

    Anyways I think Microsoft boxes in front of Apple Stores are funny and I'd like to go visit one and make my own "I'm a PC" ad. Has anyone seen these recording studios anywhere else besides England?

    [via appleinsider]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Are You a PC? Make your own "I'm a PC" video at the Apple Store started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. WillyDavidK's Avatar
      WillyDavidK -
      hahaha, this is getting really intense. I think I would fall over laughing if I actually saw this at my local Apple store. Thankfully it's in an outdoor town square so that's not likely - unless Microsoft wnats to block off the street in front of the store for their booth (which they could probably do...)
    1. julianqm2's Avatar
      julianqm2 -
      Hahahah i think theres one in topanga CA
    1. KelvinalF's Avatar
      KelvinalF -
      haha IRONY at its best
    1. enjoi4586's Avatar
      enjoi4586 -
      Things seem to be heating up between them. I'm stoked to see the outcome!
    1. WillyDavidK's Avatar
      WillyDavidK -
      you know, looking at this picture a bit more, I really like how microsoft decided to put their booth right on a split in the floor level, so every time someone walks out of the booth and turns left they break an ankle. Genius!
    1. Emir S.'s Avatar
      Emir S. -
      We need a "I'm a Mac running on PC hardware...quite well at a fraction of a price!" booths around here.

      Wish they would spend the money developing and fixing their overly bloated OS's...both of them.
      Currently, Leopard and Vista are more alike then the two competitors OS's have ever been in the past...and I don't mean the good things.
    1. cricketlang's Avatar
      cricketlang -
      That has got to be the funniest thing i have ever seen. That is like putting a beer stand outside a church on a sunday. I LOVE it!!!!
    1. Gustavo Saliola's Avatar
      Gustavo Saliola -
      I know what's happening inside the evil-oval cabinets...

      THE ZOOLANDER'S MIND WASHING VIDEO FEATURING MUGATU FIREING DOPE PHRASES LIKE "STEEEEVE IS DA SEED OF EEEEEVIL"... "GOOOO BUY VISSSSTAAAAHH AND LOST IN DA OBLIVION OF ARE YOU SHURE YOU WANT TO OPEN DAT WIIINDOOOOWWW?"

      C'mon Bill...As Tyler Durden says..."You got to give up..."
    1. zurie's Avatar
      zurie -
      Quote Originally Posted by WillyDavidK View Post
      you know, looking at this picture a bit more, I really like how microsoft decided to put their booth right on a split in the floor level, so every time someone walks out of the booth and turns left they break an ankle. Genius!
      the floor is flat with a gray and black triangle design. you are seeing an optical illusion. the booth is not on a multi-tiered floor.
    1. bluaeon's Avatar
      bluaeon -
      thats funny. so that latest commercial Apple made about how MS is putting a lot of $ into advertising instead fixing Vista is true then. HAHA im gonna check out Apple stores around me to see if they have those and I'm gonna go in there with my blackbook, use it but i will put my blackbook in front of my face instead. HAHA
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      There's an Apple store in Birmingham?????? Lol, I don't live far from Birmingham.
      I don't know one person that uses a Mac.
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Too bad that the out of the millions of people that walk on the street every day most are PC's...without advertising booths...
    1. saifeeab's Avatar
      saifeeab -
      this is quite cool actually. finally microsoft is taking apple by its horns. i like it. way to go...
    1. mrsidewayzz's Avatar
      mrsidewayzz -
      im a pc and i wish i was a mac. Lol.

      This is a war thats been waiting to happen forever.
    1. sdmojaydo619's Avatar
      sdmojaydo619 -
      Im a pc and will be for life.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I'm both. PC for gaming and Mac for everything else. I have no beef with PC but pefer my Mac. I have 2 PCs and 2 Macs and several of the Apple products.
    1. xZinnX's Avatar
      xZinnX -
      Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Apple use Windows OS on their P.O.S. system? This Apple vs PC crap is about as sickening as these endless political ads.
    1. Jayy17's Avatar
      Jayy17 -
      aha that's so childish!

      "im going to plant one of my kiosks right in front of your store.... until you sue me for some kind of crazy law that no one has heard of."
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      One thing I loved about MS (well idk, not sure I really LOVE anything about MS, lol) is that they DIDN'T do what Apple does and blatently trash talk the competition... lately I feel like Apple versus Microsoft has become more like a political debate than "friendly competition" Kind of makes me sad to see Microsoft stoop this low. In my eyes doing this seems more like an act of desperation than anything else, which is mostly silly because they still own a vast majority of the market share.
    1. WillyDavidK's Avatar
      WillyDavidK -
      Quote Originally Posted by xZinnX View Post
      Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Apple use Windows OS on their P.O.S. system? This Apple vs PC crap is about as sickening as these endless political ads.
      Yes, it's one of those arguments that everyone always brings up that just makes the debate more pointless. Apple uses windows mobile (windows CE? I'm really not sure what version exactly) to run the POS system at all of their retail stores. And Microsoft edits all of their trash-talking-windows-is-better commercials on macs. And in both cases it's simply because the software is superior for the task at hand (and simpler to implement in a large-scale business setting)