Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:42 PM
I am struggling with a tittle for this post, so fuzz it is
Years ago, there was a popular game around these forums called "apple spotting" where we would say we saw an iPod on a TV show or we saw a Mac in a movie, etc.
But what happened, now when you see an iMac on a desk or somebody sitting with a MacBook on there lap in a show, more and times you see the apple logo "fuzzed out" or with sticker of Picture of some sort of elephant or some other small creature over it.
But why, what happened ? Has apple stopped springing for advertising? Or has TV directors and producers, fallen out of love with apple ? Anybody know the answer to this question.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:49 PM
There's also a Disney show my daughter watches on a Saturday morning – can't remember which one, might be iCarley – where they use MacBook Pros but have changed the glowing Apple logo into a pear.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:21 PM
...Sometimes you just wanna duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month."
Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:49 AM
One example I can think of. Two and half men. Ashton Hutcher had all the companies he had shares stuck all over his MacBook air. I think he was asked to take them off. His apple products have stickers over the apple a well. I guess some tv shows don't want to give free advertising.
"It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy" - Steve Jobs
Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:50 AM
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:11 AM
Speaking of McDonalds - I have just noticed that they never appear in mainstream media, in cop shows, movies or the like. How odd.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:22 AM
Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:47 AM
I would suggest he buys some hairplugs but then realised that Bruce Willis with hair is Blasphemy.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:28 PM
Happens alot in the show 'Big Bang Theory'.
Stickers over a part of the Mac logo on MBPs and even shell cases covering MBPs as well.
I saw an episode last night where they were using the iPhone 4 for video chat but it wasn't FaceTime or Skype... Very interesting.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:05 PM
They film the footage from the front, so all you see if the windows logo, so the hardware vendors still miss out, on any free advertising, and apple still win.