Apple have just released yet another instalment to the Get a Mac ads and it got me thinking. There are some really cool commercials that Apple have been made recently, and there are some brilliant commercials from the past, but which are the best? Which are the ads that get people thinking about Apple??
I went for a search to find the answer and here are my top ten Apple commercials of all time! Let me know what you think. Do you agree with my list?
Many Apple fans love this commercial, but personally I don’t think it deserves the right to be the best mac ad ever. It is the kind of ad you would run once and then would be put in the vault, which is exactly what Apple did with it. It is a great ad, but not the best. It doesn’t pull at emotions and is aimed at a tech crowd.
9. MacBook Air
I love this ad for a few reasons. Firstly the MacBook air is a cool looking product. Whether you like its features or not, it just looks cool. Secondly the application of fitting the MacBook Air into an everyday file which people use in their office was ingenious.
8. “Crocodile” Apple Ad
This ad showcases the speed and power of the early Apple computers when in difficult situations. The scenario is a flooded office filled with alligators and crocodiles.
7. I don’t know anything about computers
In this ad you start to see the Mac vs PC debate in full swing. Apple made it clear that Mac’s were easy to use compared to the complicated PC. In fact this ad implies that it is easier to learn 7 languages than learn to understand a PC. That’s why this ad has made the Top Ten.
6. iPod 123 Commercial
This ad is characteristic of all the recent iPod commercials. It focuses the viewer on the great music and the experience of having an iPod. It deserves a top 10 spot.
5. The Internet – What would you do?
This ad asks a class of students the question of ‘what would you do to change the world?’ Using their mac computers the students are able to share with others around the planet. This ad is a light hearted but yet somewhat serious ad.
4. Macintosh Industrial Revolution
This is a powerful ad for the Macintosh. It is delivered as a moving speech to a class of students. The key line is ‘This is an exciting time to be alive”. It is well made, well built, and every bit a powerful ad.
3. I’m a Mac and I’m a PC
These ads include many of the best ads Apple has made. They are humorous, light hearted, simple, and yet have Microsoft spending hundreds of millions of dollars trying to counteract them. Personally I love the Bean Counter ad, but they are all great!
2. iMac Window Shopping
This is one of the funniest mac ads around. A guy walks up to a window and looks at the iMac G4, which takes on a personality giving a hilarious exchange. I love the fact this ad uses humour to portray the cool factor of the design.
1. Think Different
This has to be one of the best commercials ever made. It is a tribute to everyone in the world who is crazy enough to believe they can change the world. It is set to some brilliant music, and is sure to set spirits high. I believe this is the best ad Apple has ever made!
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