Mac Birthday Video Stars iPhone

John Carroll, College of Communciation

Unlike in 1984, when the Macintosh was introduced, there weren’t any Apple ads at the Super Bowl this year. Instead, on the day after the Massacre in the Meadowlands, the company raised the curtain on a 127-second video celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Mac — on YouTube…

Expert quote:

“The 1984 ad was about giving you freedom, independence, individuality and the ability to create. The video is talking about much the same thing. We’re seeing that more and more in their advertising — an emphasis on the people aspect as opposed to the technology aspect. Apple’s advertising has always had a personal element to it, but I think it’s been heightened in this video.”

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