Time Magazine ‘Person of the Year’ cover uses Apple iMac

Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” cover uses an Apple iMac (at least its foot, the rest is covered by a mirror with a YouTube controller across the bottom) and an Apple keyboard to illustrate 2006’s recipient(s), “You… for seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game, Time’s Person of the Year for 2006 is you.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: This is a nice subliminal ad for Apple. After all, if “you” are shown to be using an Apple iMac, the many “yous” who aren’t may at least begin to wonder why they aren’t. Technically, according to the illustration, Time’s “Person of the Year” is you, a Mac user.

Also note: from what we can see in the Time image, the white Apple keyboard retains it’s Command key “splats,” but the “open Apple” symbols appear have been photoshopped away.


  1. Some can debated whether it’s an iMac or an Apple Monitor. No one can debate whether it’s a Hell, HP or a Mac!

    Rock on Steve!
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  2. Time’s person of the year is “you”? Time’s having more and more difficulties choosing the person of the year. When they had some balls they could actually choose even someone like Hitler or Stalin when there was an honest reason for it. Now, political correctness seems to have taken over their Person of the Year policy.

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