The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Report: Apple Drops Justin "I'm a Mac" Long for Next Ads

Report: Apple Drops Justin "I'm a Mac" Long for Next Ads

by , 5:55 PM EST, November 8th, 2006

Apple Computer has dropped Justin Long, the "I'm a Mac" actor in the "Get a Mac" commercials, for its next round of ads, according to an exclusive report by Radar. The publication said that Justin Long's management had confirmed that he will not be starring in future Apple commercials, and that more commercials featuring John Hodgman as the "I'm a PC" character are being produced.

"Every ad you see Justin in is for that previous time period only," Justin Long's representative told Radar. "There's no long-term deal with him. Justin's a movie star, not a commercial guy."

The article cited unnamed sources as saying that the original director of the spots, Phil Morrison, will be returning with Mr. Hodges to produce more commercials.

The article suggests that Mr. Long's character was unliked by many, and that this was why he will not be returning. That suggestion is merely speculation, however, and no sourceable reasons for his departure are being offered.

Digg!

Recent Headlines - Updated July 23rd

Wed,1:27 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-23
10:52 AM
OS X Yosemite Public Beta Coming July 24
9:40 AM
Wells Fargo: AAPL Q3 was Meh, but the Future Looks Bright
8:45 AM
iPhoto: A Shortcut to Help Fix Red-Eye
Tue,8:30 PM
Class-Action Suit Against Apple for Alleged Labor Violations
8:04 PM
Apple Buys 29 Companies (plus Beats) in 21 months, 5 Since March
6:40 PM
Apple’s Tim Cook Says iPad Sales Behind IBM Partnership
6:20 PM
Apple: iTunes is the Fastest Growing Part of Our Business
5:23 PM
Apple to Shareholders: You get 47 Cents!
4:35 PM
Apple Posts Record June Quarter and 20% EPS Growth [Update]
3:27 PM
MacSparky Field Guide: Presentations Released
2:37 PM
Universal Car Mount w/360 Degree Adjustable Fit for $14
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!