Apple’s new Mac ads are embarrassing

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Whether or not you like Apple products, it’s hard to dispute the power of the company’s iconic ad campaigns. From the famous “1984” ad for Macintosh, 1997’s “Think Different,” the 2006 John Hodgman / Justin Long “Get a Mac” series through to today’s iPhone ads, the work of TBWA/Chiat/Day has been consistently simple and clever, positioning Apple products as perfectly crafted moments of zen-like calm that make your life easier.

Apple’s latest series of three commercials, broadcast during the 2012 London Olympics, are nothing like that.

They all star a single actor who portrays an Apple Genius Bar employee, and stupidity appears to be the other unifying theme. It’s the young genius’ job to explain to two seemingly inept Mac users how to…

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