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Old 03-28-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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Why Is It Always Apple On TV?


Personally I have never seen a PC (Let Alone Windows) outside of a commercial for one why? Why is it always Apple with the logo cut out?
 
Old 03-28-2012, 01:37 PM   #2
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Apple has a good marketing department.
 
Old 03-28-2012, 01:47 PM   #3
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Product placement is big business. For example:

http://www.popeater.com/2010/05/18/s...e-city-mac-pc/
 
Old 03-28-2012, 01:47 PM   #4
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Depends what you watch -- I've seen Dell, Alienware and a few no-name boxes as well as the odd Sony. Software wise I've seen Windows a few times and a whole load of strange looking things which range from something which could be XFCE with a few tweaks to things which look like they've been invented for the show.
I think I see more Apple on shows with "trendy" people (Sex and The City was an example) and more others on shows with "geeks" (Alienware in Big Bang Theory, for example).

Last edited by 273; 03-28-2012 at 01:48 PM. Reason: read the post above ;)
 
Old 03-28-2012, 06:58 PM   #5
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Apple has a good marketing department.
I agree, and i consider it a form of subliminal messaging. With subliminal messaging once you are aware of the message, you see it every time, because you've consciously acknowledged it. I think it's a fare statement to make that the people who use Gnu/Linux, on general probable have a stronger interest in computers than 'other people'. other people may be your mum, cousin, neighbor, you know what i mean. Anyways because of the stronger interest, you tend to pay attention to computers when you see them, and have reconsigned the intentional product placement. I've noticed the abundance of apple products too. In the show Bones, in the early episodes, they were using Dells, but must have had a better offer from apple, because there computers changed to macs shortly. I like it when i see shows that need a computer in a shot but haven't an offer from a company so deliberately try to hide all logos ect. Scrubs for example use apple computers too, but they deliberately stick stickers over the logo, and if you see the screen, they've even gone through the effort to hide the dock. One thing i thought was weird, on Smurfs, the main character has a sony vaio laptop running Windows 7, but the panel had been switched to the ugly classic mode; don't know why.
 
Old 03-29-2012, 12:52 AM   #6
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Why do they always use old game systems (saw a show that came out a month ago, the was a nintendo 64 in it, and they thought the graphics where great, then it started smoking...) in TV, same reason?
 
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Because they're cheaper, and new games suck
 
Old 04-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #8
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$$$
 
Old 04-05-2012, 02:33 PM   #9
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A big fat advertising budget.
 
Old 04-05-2012, 10:50 PM   #10
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I don't know about Apple, but on a couple of Nat Geo's shows I see the techies using Gateways and Alienwares running Winblows.

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:18 PM   #11
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alright , i want to say LINUX in the movies from now on !

i mean imagine if Keanu Reeves was using Linux in the Matrix , that would have been kickass , YEAH !
 
Old 04-19-2012, 03:12 AM   #12
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I thought most movies did use Linux, just with custom themes. I seem to recall The Matrix used something that resembled a Linux desktop, and Swordfish, Hackers and others whose names I don't recall. They certainly don't seem to use Mac OS or Windows much when they're showing the actual interface.
In fact, come to think of it, didn't one of The Matrix films have somebody using a real-world eploit? I know in Swordfish he's said to type comments in his code at one point.
 
Old 04-19-2012, 07:10 AM   #13
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alright , i want to say LINUX in the movies from now on !

i mean imagine if Keanu Reeves was using Linux in the Matrix , that would have been kickass , YEAH !
Well in the beginning of the Matrix when he woke up in front of his computer to Trinity's message, he tried ctrl+x to kill the process. This command does nothing in Mac or Windows, so he most likely was using some variety of *BSD/Linux/Unix.
 
Old 04-19-2012, 09:58 AM   #14
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Isn't Ctrl-C The Kill-It Key Code?
 
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Isn't Ctrl-C The Kill-It Key Code?
yeah it is ^_^ I was thinking back to my Solaris class, in which ctrl+x kills a telnet session (or something like that, its been a while). My mistake, I was sleepy! (still am)
 
  


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