Apple’s share of the U.S. PC market jumped to 8.1% in the third quarter of 2007, a 37% increase from the previous year. One reason for Apple’s surging success is its catchy “Hello, I’m a Mac” commercials starring Justin Long as “Mac” and John Hodgman as “PC”:
As you might expect, these successful Mac vs. PC commercials have spawned a legion of spin-offs and parodies.
Did you know Apple customizes its commercials for each region? Check out “The Naughty Step” commercial showing in the U.K.:
And the Japanese Ninja version:
Apple used stop-motion animation to honor the classic Christmas TV shows:
Speaking of animation, here is the South Park version:
This commercial never made it on TV:
Comic Chris Elliott busts on file sharing:
In this animated parody, PC finally gets its revenge:
In the upcoming U.S. presidential elections, the Democrats represent change, and what better way to show “change” than with a Mac?
Rumor has it this funny anti-Mac rant originally inspired the Mac vs. PC ads (warning–adult language):
Mac in Love
And in real life, the “Mac” guy is apparently in love with the “E.T.” girl, Drew Barrymore:
“Mac phone home…”
Article published on March 3, 2008
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