Gateway Ad, Featuring the Apple TiBook

in General Discussion edited January 2014

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(How many times do I find Macs disguised as PCs? )


  • Reply 1 of 56
    Thats great! I'm surprised they didn't try to spray paint an iMac grey and pass it off as the profile.
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    maskermasker Posts: 451member
    That's fire-worthy stuff.

  • Reply 3 of 56
    Almost as funny as when Microsoft sent out a one sheet promoting something and the screen on the computer was a Mac GUI!.
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  • Reply 5 of 56
    Notice that slogan? Looks a LOT like "RIP, MIX, BURN" eh???
  • Reply 6 of 56
    Proves once and for all...Apple computers are better. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 7 of 56
    when was the last time gateway had a product or ad campaign that really succeeded? they always put out such "great" stuff...but they never seem to get anywhere with it.

    They are always ripping off apple, and they especially never seem to get ANYWHERE in doing so.
  • Reply 8 of 56
    apple shouldn't sue, but they could run an ad..."Our laptops are so good even Gateway uses them in their ads"....g
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    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by thegelding:

    <strong>apple shouldn't sue, but they could run an ad..."Our laptops are so good even Gateway uses them in their ads"....g</strong><hr></blockquote>

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> that would be great!
  • Reply 10 of 56
    that picture is clipart, it happens all the time.

    Compaq sent out some reseller material last year, and the model in the picture was using a Dell.

    Even Apple has done it, they one had a Power Computing clone in one of their ads by mistake,
  • Reply 11 of 56
    Wow? gateway must be in pretty deep sh*t to resort to use other companies computers in their advertising.

    Hey maybe gateway's being paid to use Apples in their ads.
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    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    of course gateway isn't going to get anywhere copying off apple, look at apple going places

    and its just clipart, like the microsoft thing
  • Reply 13 of 56
    [quote]Originally posted by ast3r3x:

    <strong>like the microsoft thing</strong><hr></blockquote>

    What microsoft thing? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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    chychchych Posts: 860member
    Like the microsoft tries the switch campaign thing, using clip art...
  • Reply 15 of 56
    it may be just clipart...but obviously they like the look of the powerbook so much as a computer that they used it....but then we all know just how beautiful it is, so it shouldn't be a surprise...still, you would think they would want to use their own computer in their own ads....g

    and if apple did use a clone in an ad that isn't such a big mistake....a clone was still licensed by apple and running mac os....gateway is using a non-pc mac laptop to sell their pc laptops.....
  • Reply 16 of 56
    it doesn't make sense to me to put clipart in an ad like that. a company that sells widgets should be trying to show off the benefits of their widgets [or possibly, the detriments of the competitors' widgets]. and if they are going to use clipart, someone should be reviewing it, and making sure that they aren't advertising [in a positive way] a competitor's product.
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    I really dont understand why on earth Gateways would do something so silly like that. It doesnt make sense and it shows they really dont give a fvck about their own products.

    I wonder if Apple could litigate?
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    tmptmp Posts: 601member
    they do it because they are cheap-a$$ bastards. They paid Getty Images $50 for the artwork rather than pay for a photoshoot and a model. How they thought that nobody would notice, I'll never know.
  • Reply 19 of 56
    [quote]Originally posted by thegelding:

    <strong>and if apple did use a clone in an ad that isn't such a big mistake.....</strong><hr></blockquote>

    It was an ad for the Power Mac 9500,
  • Reply 20 of 56
    still ran mac os....but is a mistake that shouldn't pass proofing....g
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