April 10, 2010 by Ryan Lum - 0 comments
Love them or hate them, Apple’s iconic “Get a Mac” ads have made a huge impact on pop culture. Today, we’ve learned that the campaign is slated for the deadpool.
In an interview with the Onion’s A.V. Club, actor Justin Long was asked about the status of the campaign. He responded, “I heard from [fellow actor in the spots] John [Hodgman], I think they’re going to move on[...] Not only am I going to miss doing them, but also working with John.”
AdWeek called “Get a Mac” the best campaign of the decade. The four-year campaign spawned countless YouTube ( ) )
)parodies from fans and foes alike and even the occasional Linux (
)user. Now that it’s over, let’s take a look back on 1- of the most popular ads — and a couple of parodies, as well.
). Many of the “Get a Mac” ads centered on how buggy, crash-y and all-around awful Microsoft’s latest OS was.
)operating systems in this classic YouTube clip.
If you’d like to see more “Get a Mac” ads, check out AdWeek’s retrospective, which features all 66 commercials in the campaign in a conveniently organized timeline.