Very weird. The most-recent Target catalog MacDailyNews received by snail-mail is entitled, “Shop for Pop” and it focuses on electronics. On pages 12 and 13, there are nice big features on Apple iPod and accessories. But, that’s not what’s weird; we all know that Target sells iPods.
The weird thing is that Target also seems to be selling to world’s only available Intel/AMD machine with Mac OS X preloaded. Or, at the very least, this thick, heavy-looking chunk of consumer-grade tech ships with a desktop background featuring the Apple logo. Check out this scan of page 9 of the Target catalog (it’s not yet online in Target’s weekly ad section):
The text reads, "If your computer looks like it’s on life support, with wires and cables running, spilling this way and that, go wireless and watch the cables disappear. Wireless systems free you from more than just cords and cables; they free you to work anywhere you want. Just plug in your new base station and take your laptop to the kitchen, or move the desktop to the rec room – once you’re wireless, there’s no telling where you might end up."
Now we just have to decide what’s weirder, that the x86 laptop has an Apple logo plastered onto its screen or that the guy has a picket fence up against a wall painted with blue sky and clouds. Regardless of the strange wall/fence thing, we have to hand it to the digital artist responsible, it’s a pretty nice move to stick that not-too-subtle Apple logo on there (guess what type of computer the artist was using to create the catalog), especially since the page is full of Microsoft products. Too bad Target sells only Windows computers.
For fun, put your cursor on the Apple. If you have Zoom turned on, hold Command, Option, and click the + sign to check out the detail (Command,Option, and the – sign) zooms out. If you have Zoom off, then use Command, Option, * (asterisk) which toggles Zoom on and off.
MacDailyNews Take: LOL! “If your computer looks like it’s on life support…” Well, it did before we booted it up and found it runs Mac OS X. It might look like upchuck, but it sure has some serious uptime!