Apple airs two new ‘Get a Mac’ ads (with video)

Apple has begun airing two new ads in their “Get a Mac” campaign which features Justin Long as the “Mac” and John Hodgman as “PC.”

In “Pep Rally,” PC’s bright idea is to hold a pep rally to promote himself, as Macs are now “selling in record numbers” and “the #1 notebook on college campuses,” but his plan backfires, as usual. No “genius,” he; shoddy OS, after all. In the end, the cheerleaders that PC has carted in for his “Pep Rally” chant, “Mac’s number one! Mac’s number one! PC’s number two! PC’s number two!”

Apple’s “Get a Mac” ad: “Pep Rally”

Direct link to video via YouTube here.

In “Group,” Hodgman’s “PC” attends a “PCs Living with Vista” meeting, in the style of Alcoholics Anonymous, where a group of dorky PCs — amalgams of every IT guy (MCSEs, no doubt) we’ve ever met — get together to bemoan their self-imposed fate. “Mac” tells “PC” that he’s proud of PC for attending and stands by witnessing the group’s meeting as bemused as ever about why these people continue to repeatedly inflict such needless suffering upon themselves.

Apple “Get a Mac” ad: Group

Direct link to video via YouTube here.

See the ads in a choice of qualities and sizes via here.

MacDailyNews Take: Windows. It’s like hitting yourself in the face with a hammer every hour, on the hour, because you’ve convinced yourself that’s just how it has to be. It doesn’t. Get a Mac.


  1. While these are humorous, I still think they’d be much better off creating Mac commercials that were similar to the iPhone commercials – show people how easy things are on a Mac.

  2. @Jay-Z

    I don’t think that is the best way to play it. Most people think they know what a computer is and are just afraid of switching. I think Apple’s “Get a Mac” campaign is brilliant. It doesn’t insult the viewers by showing them how to use a one button mouse, rather is shows how safe a mac really is.


    Got an Apple TV yesterday, hooked it up, it is synced. But when I try to play any of the tv shows that I have purchased it tells me that Apple TV is not authorized to play the content. So how do I authorize my Apple TV. I thought the 5 digit code did it, but it didn’t. Also tried to purchase at the iTunes store with the Apple TV and at the password part it says my Apple id or my password are incorrect,

    Please Help.

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