“It seems like you can’t turn on the television without seeing an Apple computer. Apple’s unparalleled product placement efforts have landed it on more than 1,500 TV movies and series over the years, from ‘Friends’ to ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,'” Bob Keefe writes for Cox News Service.
“On the big screen, Apple is just as popular, showing up in hits from ‘You’ve Got Mail’ to ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 days.’ In fact, in the summer of 1996 Apple computers had cameo roles in a trifecta of blockbusters: ‘Mission: Impossible,’ ‘Independence Day’ and ‘Ransom,'” Keefe writes.
“Mac aficionados are quick to note that in many movies and shows – such as television’s ’24’ or the big screen’s ‘Austin Powers’ – Apple is the computer of choice for the good guys, while bad guys often use Windows-based PCs,” Keefe writes. “If Hollywood likes to imitate life, why does a computer that commands only about 3 percent of the personal computer market play so well in the pictures?”
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