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Mac vs PC: PC using iPhone?

Posted by Jakub

PC
I was on the train to Coney Island this weekend and next to me is the actor that plays PC in the Apple commercials. I really didn’t pay much attention to or bother him since he was probably just enjoying his weekend with his daughter but half way through the ride i noticed that he pulled out his phone, and there it was an Apple iPhone being held by the PC guy. I couldn’t pass up the chance take a quick photo.

As many of you noted, PC is actually John Hodgman of The Daily Show fame who is also an author.

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Rachel says:

September 18, 2008 at 1:51 pm

LOL, that’s just fantastic. But then again, he is the actor playing the PC guy for the “Apple commercials”. So it’s only to be expected that he owns apple products like the iPhone.

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crackcode says:

September 18, 2008 at 3:58 pm

not sure what da f u whant from him. commericals, actors, impersonations, fake plastic trees. shouldn’t we rise above that? every silly face today running around with iphone. so what? this is his life. ok you got that pic. be proud. have fun. such a yellow post. haven’t expected from iso50.

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Scott says:

September 18, 2008 at 8:31 pm

@anon-
We know. An actor who is in Apple’s employ is likely to also be a user of their products. It’s just amusing to see the apparent (although not literal) contradiction when we are confronted with Apple’s personification of their own antithesis, himself using an Apple product.

But I suppose the humor is sort of lost once you have to explain it.

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norway says:

September 18, 2008 at 8:54 pm

# anon Says:
September 18th, 2008 at 8:08 pm
umm.. he’s a comedian, pretty well known. apple pays him to be in those commercials, ya know?

—–retard, much?

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Tom says:

September 19, 2008 at 2:50 am

great find!

What always amazes me about apple is that for a brand which sells such beautiful, simple looking design their advertising seems to be based on cheap shots at PCs. It’s not very clever and for a company which doesn’t need to compensate for its image it’s kind of uncalled for.

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crackcode says:

September 19, 2008 at 7:55 am

PT Says: “Cheer up princess, i don’t expect that kind of crap on this blog.”

Relax. It was just my opinion. No body will be hurt there.

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tryg says:

September 19, 2008 at 7:59 am

I am a PC guy and I own a iPod. I think there needs to be a realization that there is a middle ground. While I have absolute disdain for Apple’s OS in a computer but I think that it is great for small devices. I do not think that there is any problem with using a PC but then having an iPhone or an iPod. i think that it is smarter to use something that works the best for you without buying into the single-mindedness of saying one is better than the other. There are pros and cons to everything.

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Matt says:

September 19, 2008 at 8:49 am

Some of these comments are way too serious. It is what it is, a funny and rare shot. Don’t think too hard on this one. There are plenty of other debatable posts on this site if you really want to argue about something.

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Jakub says:

September 19, 2008 at 9:26 am

its amazing how many people actually think we didn’t know he works for Apple, its kinda blowing my mind, all the “What’s the big deal?!?!!” kinda ruined it for me.

Well anyways it was fun, i hope John sold some books out of it

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anon says:

September 19, 2008 at 9:54 am

@scott

“But I suppose the humor is sort of lost once you have to explain it.”

I apologize. My comment was meant to be taken less literally and more as trolling sarcasm.

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Daniel says:

September 19, 2008 at 10:15 am

Ha ha… that’s a one of a kind come true reality ad.

I had to text my PC friend about this, him and I go at it and this really closes in our talks about the PC and Mac commercial Ads. We convert to Mac one way or another!

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Duh!!! says:

September 20, 2008 at 5:26 am

He works for Apple in Apple commercials. Just ’cause he plays the P.C. doesn’t mean he likes P.C.’s. Duh!!!! He doesn’t work for Microsoft! You’re so dumb you must be a Mac user!

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Anonymous says:

September 21, 2008 at 8:29 am

Maybe no one noticed, but he is in the Apple Commercials. Again, paid by Apple to be in Apple commercials. How is that not obvious, and why is it a shock that an actor for Apple is using the iPhone, an Apple product

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Scott says:

September 21, 2008 at 11:10 pm

Anonymous + Anonymous -
read the comments. we know. this wasn’t meant to be some sort of revelation…. it’s simply amusing.
here is a reprint of my response the last anons that came in here not getting it:

“@anon-
We know. An actor who is in Apple’s employ is likely to also be a user of their products. It’s just amusing to see the apparent (although not literal) contradiction when we are confronted with Apple’s personification of their own antithesis, himself using an Apple product.

But I suppose the humor is sort of lost once you have to explain it.”

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Chris says:

September 23, 2008 at 10:06 pm

Norway-

You are an idiot. Jakub clearly understands that he is an actor employed by Apple. It’s still kinda cool to see the “PC guy” with an iPhone. Calling someone a retard, in this case, only shows how incapable you are of interpreting/understanding irony, humor and the English language at large.