New Get-A-Mac Ads: PR Lady, Boxer, Podium [Updated]

Apple has been running a new Get A Mac ad during today's American football games.

The ad includes PC getting a consultant "PR Lady" and once again touches on the trouble people have been having with Vista and references desires of some to downgrade to XP. The final screenshot is of an iMac with the Leopard background.

As of this posting, the ad has not been posted to Apple's site.

Update: Apple has now posted the ad mentioned above, "PR Lady", as well as two other ads: "Boxer" and "Podium."

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166 months ago

Are you kidding me??? These kids out there, Mac so called Geniuses know very little, I called two times and I spent an 50-60 mins each time on phone and the guys went like 1o times to consult with their supervisor. Did not found any solution, so I just gave up and reinstalled Lep. I am new to Mac and know more. I found more info on this forum than talking with tech support.:confused:

Hate to break it to you but those "Geniuses' are trained for two weeks at Cupertino and have to have extensive background knowledge in IT. Sounds like a case of PEBKAC, maybe they just gave up trying to talk someone who claims they know so much through an easy operation (most often Geniuses deal with obnoxious customers by hazing them, seems like you fit the bill lol).
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166 months ago

If Apple will give me my money back I will go back to Tiger. Apple released an unfinished product and covered its ass with legal disclaimers. And Apple commercial is pure disrespect to his competitors and totally unethical. I personally hate it. Looks like yapping doggy.

I'm sorry that you are having difficulty installing Leopard. Leopard comes with full phone support, so if you are having issues with the installation or operation of the OS call Apple directly or better yet, get in touch with your local Apple store and a Mac Genius can easily assist you.

A few of the major issues that we have encountered at our Genius bar are:

1) Repairing permissions. Before installing Leopard it is CRUCIAL to repair any and all disk permissions through "Disk Utility" in Applications->Utilities. It is also important to do this whenever a major software update is released (in this case, if you opted to "Upgrade" or "Archive and Install" with Leopard, it's imperative do run this procedure). Simply open "Disk Utility", select "Macintosh HD" and then below there will be an option to "Repair Permissions". I recommend doing this before and after any installation or software upgrade.

2) Third party applications that "tweak" the Finder and GUI (especially Unsanity's applications) have been known to cause MAJOR issues with the Finder's functionality. Uninstalling the applications will not work as they alter contents packages of Tiger files that Leopard needs to find and either replace or alter during an installation/upgrade. I have had to clean install a PowerPC system that had traces of WindowShade from Unsanity as the Finder was irreparably destroyed and the "Beach ball of Death" wouldn't go away in the users' accounts.

3) When all else fails, back up, and then perform a clean install, then reload documents and applications manually. What people are failing to realize is Leopard is a completely RE-WRITTEN OS. 64-BIT is new for this particular little guy, so upgrading or adding to an existing OS that may have numerous alterations and third party applications that may have not been tested with Leopard is inevitable.

For the most part, 95-98% of Tiger to Leopard installations have run very well to my knowledge. I appreciate that a few of you have had difficulties or are unhappy, but blaming Apple and throwing your hands up isn't the solution. Try "Repair Permissions" under "Disk Utility", deleting any third party applications AND their preference files (.plist files for said application that are usually in the MacintoshHD--->Library--->Preferences or (UserAccount)--->Library--->Preferences) and getting a hold of an Apple rep for specific assistance. If that doesn't work, back up and perform a Clean Install.

Good luck to all.
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166 months ago

Hey, CJD2112! Looks like we have another Apple-hater here ! :eek:

Seriously, I'm really happy to see that there's a lot of sane people on this board, compared to the minority of traditional PC-bashers who don't know what they're talking about.

BTW, I'll be more than happy to switch to Apple when their new laptop comes out in January, like I said in my first posts. Even if from a strict hardware point of view, they'll be more expensive than PC laptops.


:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

..but wait a minute, I specifically recall you stating you already did switch to Mac, and then that you loved Apple, then you said you hated them, now you LIKE them and want to switch? Which is it?

https://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=379594&page=13

Too bad too many people here still didn't get this simple fact : Apple is an AMERICAN DESIGNER. That means, Apple can use all the crappy hardware material in the world as long as it presents that crap under a beautiful hood.

If you go Apple, and especially Macbooks (i'm not talking Mac Pros here...), don't look for performance, look for glamour and stability.


There's a contradiction here. Either you say that a Mac is a Mac, and you can't beat the OS, so there's no comparison possible. Or you compare the Mac hardware to the Pc hardware, same price. And then, Mac falls way behind. Face the facts ! I'm not saying Pcs are better, I do both. I'm just realistic that's all, and that's what most Apple fan seem to lack.


and on, and on, and on...

You trolled that thread as well as countless others, and pissed a lot of people off on Macrumors with your banter. Looks like you're starting up again.

This is so funny.

Here's a guy who claims himself an Apple seller, and has a "demi-god" status and who tells me I'm a troll.

If I'm a troll, why do you waste your precious seller's time to answer me ?

And judging from other people's answers, looks like your status should be lowered. You seem to be so opinionated, but let me tell you one thing straight: you can have a Mac, and not be a brainwashed fanatic. Or maybe killerrobot, John Musbach, armani, etc., are all trolls ???

As for the direct link between AAPL rising and commercials, I wouldn't be so sure. Apple innovates, that's why they sell. Their most popular product IS NOT an iMac : it's the iPod. And now the iPhone. Ever seen a commercial for the iPod or the iPhone ? Ever seen a PC bashing here ? Guess not. Here's some food for thought!

But who am I to argue ? I'm nothing but a troll who got spanked. And you're a demi-god seller. Lord, glad I'm a atheist.

PS Please, tell me where did I say that I "hate Apple" ??? I happen not to appreciate the commercials, and the common "Apple seller" primitive spirit. If you stop this stupid war between PC and Apple, you'll be much more mature.


EDIT: Not worth my time.
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166 months ago

Also, I have to say, the Leopard bashing is a bit ridiculous right now. Leopard was a beta only a month ago and just got released. We are on 10.5.0. ZERO updates right now. There are lots of updates to come and Apple sure as hell knows it. They are working on it as we speak.

If you are a Professional, why the hell would you upgrade to Leopard so fast?


Excellent point. People need to realize this is a MAJOR OS REWRITE in 64 AND 32 bit, for Intel AND PowerPC systems. Apple has covered a lot of new territory with Leopard and there are certainly going to be issues with 10.5 that 10.5.1 will address. It seems people are quite trigger happy, it hasn't even been a month and everyone is quick to jump all over Apple. Patience peeps, patience.

I'm not so sure about that. I believe that notebooks make up ~60% of Apple's sales, and with the high ratio of macbook to macbook pro sales, I'm pretty sure most recent switchers are going for a macbook.


Hate to tell ya (and as I can not give out exact sales), most sales are the entry level 20" iMac. Mac Books close second and Mac Book Pro's third. More people buy Mac Pro's than Mac Mini's, which basically means our store hardly sells Mac Mini's.
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166 months ago

You have to admit those ads are really stupid. No wonder they've been forbidden in a certain number of european countries.

The first thing that always puzzled me, is that they've put a young nerd to play a Mac and an old fart to play the PC. In reality, when you go shopping, that's the exact opposite.

Watching those ads makes me wanna stick to PC.


Oh lord, this guy again. I remember you trolling the boards, stating how much you love Mac but complained about the price points on the new Mac Books vs. Dell laptops. You got spanked. Now you're saying you hate the Apple ads and are going to stick to PC. If these ads are really stupid, why has AAPL (Apple stock) risen from ~$80 a share in March to $169.96 today? Oh yeah, those ads must not be working. :rolleyes:

FYI, most of the clients that come into the Apple store to shop, for One to One, or Personal Shopping are all over the map: young, old, retired, housewives, students, businessmen. They all have one thing in common: they're sick and tired of their PC's and want to switch to a Mac (and most get an iMac).

Again, if you hate Apple as you have stated time and time again, why are you here? :confused: (stop trolling and hit the PeeCee boards if you hate Mac so much - and don't tell me you don't, your reputation proceeds you)

Here's one...

I have a 20", 2.4 GHz Alum-iMac. I never had my Mac or an application freeze until I upgraded to Leopard. Tiger worked well... Leopard, not so much. I'm patiently waiting for a new build or patch to fix this.


A few of the iMac's that shipped before or with Leopard boxed are having issues with the video cards. The new iMac's are using ATI video cards and in some instances there are hardware conflicts. This is true with PowerPC systems that have ATI graphics cards as well. I can not speculate further on the situation, other than Apple is working on a fix with ATI. Hopefully this will follow soon, but mostly lies in the hands of ATI and its developers working with Apple on a solution.
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