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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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.
..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?
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.
EDIT: Not worth my time.
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.
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.
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)
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.