Apple posts new ‘Get a Mac’ ad: ‘Referee’ (with video)

Apple today posted the company’s latest ad in their “Get a Mac” campaign to their home page and also to their “Get a Mac” ads section.

The new ad features the familiar “Mac and “PC” characters, Justin Long and John Hodgman, respectively. In the ad, PC brings in a referee to prevent Mac from boasting that Leopard is better and faster than Vista (The Wall Street Journal said that, not me, Mac explains). The ref checks instant replay and finds that, after further review, Leopard is indeed better and faster than Vista (as if a video replay was necessary). The Ref then ejects the irate PC.

Direct link via YouTube:

See the new ad in various sizes and higher quality via here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “PK” for the heads up.]


  1. as a football fan the lines used to ‘eject’ PC were “ridiculous”ly short and unrealistic.

    Or maybe they realize they only have 30 seconds to get the entire message across.

  2. Hey, gvgnumber1, lighten up. Are you gonna get on Apple’s case about the official not having the proper referee or head linesman symbols as well? Or for not having a number on his uniform?

    By the way, it’d be “Apple’s ad writers”, not “Apple add writers”, genius.

    NO soup for you! NEXT!!!

  3. @ gvgnumber1 – if it were more realistic, we’d have had two commercials in-between five minutes of sitting watching nothing but replays of vista sucking, with john madden going “yep, you can clearly see, vista fumbled, right there, BOOM, there it is, boy, microsoft’s game is off today”. decide for yourself if that’s a better ad.

    and LOL @ ampar’s comments, as always. =)

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