Apple has a new set of Mac ads. First revealed during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, the ads revolve around a "Genius" from an Apple store helping Mac users in unexpected locations.
So far, there are three different ads. In the first ad, Mayday, the genius helps an airline passenger quickly create an iMovie before the plane lands. In the Basically ad, the genius has to tell the owner of a new PC that it's not a Mac. Finally, in Labor Day, a soon-to-be father is more concerned about creating a photo-card to announce the birth than in getting his wife to the hospital to deliver the baby.
The ads have two things in common. In each ad, the customer is an idiot and the genius saves the day. They're also the first Mac ads in a long time that aren't product-specific. You have to go back to the Mac vs. PC ads for an advertising campaign that promoted Macs in general, and not specific Macs.
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