The Mac at 30

The coolest Mac videos from the past 30 years

Apple has made some iconic Mac videos over the years. Here's a look at some of the best

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As the world celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer, a quick visit to YouTube reveals a treasure trove of videos and ads related to the iconic computer. Here are our favorite videos and ads related to the Mac, with many of them courtesy of the "EveryAppleAds" channel on YouTube.

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Steve Jobs introduces the Macintosh in 1984

A young Steve Jobs introduces the Macintosh computer in 1984.

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Apple Macintosh 1984 Super Bowl commercial

The birth of the mega Super Bowl TV ad can be traced to 30 years ago, when this "1984"-inspired ad for the Macintosh debuted.

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Test Drive a Macintosh (1984)

Part of the "Test Drive a Macintosh" campaign, this commercial showcased what a lot of people wanted to do with their early computers -- at least, according to Apple.

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Apple Macintosh Portable ad -- Hit the Road, Mac (1984)

This ad for the Macintosh Portable shows a befuddled older man trying to use a computer, and then a pretty young woman using the Macintosh Portable. "Computers are hard!"

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Introducing the Quadra (1991)

Introducing Quadra, "the most powerful Macintosh ever." At least in 1991.

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Macintosh Performa ad -- Sayles Family (1993)

As part of its ad campaign for the Macintosh Performa family computer, Apple had a bunch of real families discussing their computer.

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Apple iMac ad featuring Jeff Goldblum -- Email (1998)

Actor Jeff Goldblum was already a star for his roles in "Independence Day" and "Jurassic Park" by the time he did this ad for the iMac, describing newfangled things on the "Internet" like "email."

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iBook ad -- Barry White (1999)

Soul singer Barry White voiced this ad for the iBook in 1999.

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What Color Is Your iMac? (1999)

This ad debuted during the MacWorld 1999 keynote, featuring the Rolling Stones' "She's a Rainbow."

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Apple G4 Cube ad -- Introduction (2000)

Featuring Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze," this ad was unveiled by Steve Jobs at the Apple Paris Expo keynote, according to the EveryAppleAds YouTube channel.

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Apple Power Mac G5 ad -- Blast (2003)

For power users, this ad for the Power Mac G5 made quite an impact.

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Every "Get a Mac" ad (2006-2009)

In 2006, Apple began its extremely popular "Get a Mac" ads, featuring John Hodgman as "PC" and Justin Long as "Mac," that poked fun at Windows computers. Watch every ad in this 37-minute video.

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Envelope ad for MacBook Air (2008)

The MacBook Air was so thin ("How Thin was it, Gene?") that you could place it inside a large envelope. That's what Apple showed in this classic ad.

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Apple Mac Pro Ad -- Trailer (2013)

For Apple's latest powerful Macintosh, we get an all-black sleek ad with rocking music for the Mac Pro (got yours yet?)