If you’re looking for a way to kill your Sunday afternoon, you might try checking out the YouTube channel EveryAppleAds. The channel, as the name implies, hosts a massive collection of TV commercials for Apple products from the past few decades.
These guys have been steadily posting ads over the last several months. But just within the past week or so, they’ve started adding vintage Apple television spots from the 1980s that you’ve either forgotten about, or more likely, never knew existed…
The commercials, first spotted by MacRumors, feature both the Macintosh and Apple II computers. And most of them appear to be geared toward convincing users that PCs can be very useful, and Apple’s can be used by anyone from kids to executives.
Here’s one of my favorites (watch for the twist at the end):
And here’s one starring a young Andrea Barber, also known as Kimmy Gibbler from Full House:
Apple’s creative advertising, and its ability to market technology to the average consumer is the stuff of legends. And while admittedly, some of these 80s spots didn’t age well, there’s a lot of classics here. I recommend checking them out if you get the chance.
It’s also cool to see how these older commercials compare to Apple’s newer ones. Here’s one of its latest: Designed by Apple in California.