Apple Has Killed The Mac Guy “Genius” Ads For Good

Apple Has Killed The Mac Guy “Genius” Ads For Good

Apple’s controversial “Genius” TV ads have been unofficially killed. While Cupertino hasn’t said anything about the ads, they’ve removed the TV spots from their YouTube channel and the Apple.com marketing page. Apple stopped airing the ads on television days after they were introduced because of criticism that the ads made Mac users look clueless.

We love the Mac Guy. He wasn’t a great Genius, because Geniuses are supposed to be standing behind the bar helping old ladies fix their broken iPod nano, instead of teaching them how to make birthday¬†announcements¬†in iPhone, but whatever, he was trying.

We’re sure Apple will have a new fabulous ad campaign to roll out in a few weeks once they announce the new iPhone. Anyone wanna guess which celebs they’ll have playing with Siri? David Beckham maybe?

  • bowlingGreen

    And not a single iFck was given that day. I thought it portrayed Apple users quite accurately, though… people so dense they need to buy a $3000 device to do the same thing as something a third the price.

    (Before you call trolling… srsly. Something the Mac can do that other computers can’t. Something a certain other computer can’t. Anything.)

  • garlandsmith

    I found the ads rather cute!

  • mr_bee

    So they cancel the commercials with this guy in it (because the public wrongly thought they were bad commercials), but they are re-instating the celebrity commercials which are are actually worse commercials, because … celebrities?

  • mrzhr
    And not a single iFck was given that day. I thought it portrayed Apple users quite accurately, though… people so dense they need to buy a $3000 device to do the same thing as something a third the price.

    (Before you call trolling… srsly. Something the Mac can do that other computers can’t. Something a certain other computer can’t. Anything.)

    Will you use cheap Chinese smartphones(with built in TVs) because they will do exact same thing?

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