The 10 Funniest Apple-Ad Parodies

Microsoft's ZunePhone: A Rotary-Dial iPhone Knockoff

We've all heard the old joke: "If Microsoft built cars..." But what if the company made an iPhone knockoff?

ZunePhone parody
In a parody of the Apple iPhone ad campaign "This Is How," this fake ad shows Bill Gates's finger taking us on a tour of the fictitious Microsoft ZunePhone. We learn how ZunePhone users make a call (using a digital rotary dial), how the ZunePhone's camera works (think Polaroid), and how often the ZunePhone will be delayed.

Hello, I'm a 'Get a Mac' Parody Ad

Get a Mac original
The current "Get a Mac" advertising campaign, with actors John Hodgman and Justin Long, just might be the most parody-inducing advertisement Apple has ever created. In most cases, though, the actual ads are a lot funnier than the parodies.

Get a Mac Novell Linux parody
For my money the most innovative imitation comes from Novell, which launched this pro-Linux ad in March 2007. The ad features both a Mac and a PC claiming to be the best. Halfway through, a woman who represents Linux introduces herself, much to the chagrin of both "number one" operating systems.

Who knew Linux was female?

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