A day after we started our campaign to turn him into an Internet meme, it seems like Apple is starting to be embarassed about their new Mac Guy ads. They’ve stopped airing the series of ads during Olympic television broadcasts.
The three much mocked and reviled ads debuted during the Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics, but have suddenly stopped being shown during the remaining schedule of the Olympic broadcasts.
According to Apple’s ad agency, showing the ads for a limited time was always part of the plan, but were only meant for the Olympics’ first weekend.
But that could just be spin. Macrumors notes that while the Mac Guys ads remain on Apple’s YouTube page, they’ve bumped their Martin Scorcese Siri ad to be the first one that shows up on the official Apple channel. It’s unknown why Apple has done that, but making sure that an ad that doesn’t give Mac fans the heebie-jeebies is the first one to play when you visit their YouTube channel seems like an obvious motivation.
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