Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Gateway Ad, Featuring the Apple TiBook - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Gateway Ad, Featuring the Apple TiBook dstranathan Posted: December 20, 2002 8:14AM in General Discussion edited January 2014 Busted!<a href="http://macnn.com/rd.php?id=2352" target="_blank">http://macnn.com/rd.php?id=2352</a>(How many times do I find Macs disguised as PCs? ) «123»Comments Reply 1 of 56 trailmaster308 Posts: 699member December 20, 2002 8:31AM Thats great! I'm surprised they didn't try to spray paint an iMac grey and pass it off as the profile. Reply 2 of 56 masker Posts: 451member December 20, 2002 9:19AM That's fire-worthy stuff.MSKR Reply 3 of 56 macsrgood4u Posts: 3,007member December 20, 2002 10:10AM Almost as funny as when Microsoft sent out a one sheet promoting something and the screen on the computer was a Mac GUI!. Reply 4 of 56 shanksta Posts: 96member December 20, 2002 10:17AM APPLE SHOULD SUE!!!!hahahaha Reply 5 of 56 dstranathan Posts: 1,717member December 20, 2002 10:38AM Notice that slogan? Looks a LOT like "RIP, MIX, BURN" eh??? Reply 6 of 56 artman @_@ Posts: 2,546member December 20, 2002 1:17PM Proves once and for all...Apple computers are better. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> Reply 7 of 56 wrong robot Posts: 3,907member December 20, 2002 1:25PM 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 thegelding Posts: 3,230member December 20, 2002 1:28PM apple shouldn't sue, but they could run an ad..."Our laptops are so good even Gateway uses them in their ads"....g Reply 9 of 56 eman Posts: 7,204member December 20, 2002 1:36PM [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 stagflation steve Posts: 294member December 20, 2002 2:02PM 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 spiffster Posts: 327member December 20, 2002 2:06PM 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. Reply 12 of 56 ast3r3x Posts: 5,012member December 20, 2002 2:38PM 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 spiffster Posts: 327member December 20, 2002 2:41PM [quote]Originally posted by ast3r3x:<strong>like the microsoft thing</strong><hr></blockquote>What microsoft thing? <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> Reply 14 of 56 chych Posts: 860member December 20, 2002 3:27PM Like the microsoft tries the switch campaign thing, using clip art... Reply 15 of 56 thegelding Posts: 3,230member December 20, 2002 3:35PM 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....gand 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 thuh freak Posts: 2,664member December 20, 2002 3:41PM 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. Reply 17 of 56 trevorm Posts: 841member December 20, 2002 3:48PM 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? Reply 18 of 56 tmp Posts: 601member December 20, 2002 3:51PM 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 stagflation steve Posts: 294member December 20, 2002 4:23PM [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 thegelding Posts: 3,230member December 20, 2002 5:07PM still ran mac os....but is a mistake that shouldn't pass proofing....g «123» Sign In or Register to comment.