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19th Aug '16 10:31:56 AM evknucklehead
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** The parent series ''Series/FullHouse'' did show that DJ had a Mac Plus in her room, though she very rarely (if ever) used it.
19th Aug '16 10:23:00 AM evknucklehead
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* Besides the fact that no hacker worth her salt would be using a Mac in the 1990s, every computer in ''The Net'' ran Mac OS 8. And, the scene at the convention center looked like [=MacWorld=].
** Given that said convention center was explicitly stated to be the Moscone Center, home of [=MacWorld=] Expo...

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* Besides the fact that no hacker worth her salt would be using a Mac in the 1990s, every computer in ''The Net'' ran Mac OS 8. And, the scene at the convention center looked like [=MacWorld=].
[=MacWorld=]. [[note]]Because it was the [=MacWorld=] Expo with all the convention-identifying signage taken down.[[/note]]
** Given that said convention center was explicitly stated to be the Moscone Center, home of [=MacWorld=] Expo...Expo.
10th Aug '16 11:27:20 PM Kered13
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** Not true. Googlers have always been offered a choice of a Linux laptop or a Macbook. Desktops are almost universally Linux. More recently, Chromebooks are also an option, and the policy on Windows computers has significantly loosened.
15th Jul '16 10:37:44 AM jlarsson13
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In the real world, the vast, vast majority (85%–90%) of personal/home computers run some version of UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows. In particular, the majority of engineers, accountants, self-employed people and teachers use Windows [=PCs=]. A fairly small number of geeks, a decently large number of data centers and supercomputer labs, and many, many scientists also run UsefulNotes/{{Unix}}-like systems, particularly Linux.[[note]]Mac OS X is a Unix-like system[[/note]] This leaves {{Apple Macintosh}}es as the minority interest mainly of a small minority of college students, academics, and a number of "creative" types--artists, writers, musicians, etc.

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In the real world, the vast, vast majority (85%–90%) of personal/home computers run some version of UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows. In particular, the majority of engineers, accountants, self-employed people and teachers use Windows [=PCs=]. A fairly small number of geeks, a decently large number of data centers and supercomputer labs, and many, many scientists also run UsefulNotes/{{Unix}}-like systems, particularly Linux.GNU/Linux.[[note]]Mac OS X is a Unix-like system[[/note]] This leaves {{Apple Macintosh}}es as the minority interest mainly of a small minority of college students, academics, and a number of "creative" types--artists, writers, musicians, etc.
1st Jul '16 2:48:53 PM DaNuke
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Of course, given that those latter kind of people are, by definition, [[MostWritersAreWriters the ones responsible for all media]], and given the kind of messianic zeal that hardware/software seems to generate in all who buy into it, Apple computers are massively disproportionately represented.

And, of course, Apple is willing to [[MoneyDearBoy supply free hardware]] for ProductPlacement deals. While Windows holds a much larger share of the market, its share is spread among several large and many small vendors--Microsoft sells only the software (which is rarely seen, in favor of a ViewerFriendlyInterface) and would not be so inclined as Apple (which sells ''all'' of the hardware and the majority of all software for the Macintosh line) to pay for product placement.

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Of course, given However... it just casually happens that those the latter kind of people are, by definition, is [[MostWritersAreWriters the ones one responsible for all media]], and given media]]. Combine that with the kind of messianic zeal that Apple's hardware/software seems to generate in all who buy into it, and we have Apple computers are being massively disproportionately represented.

And, of course, And then we have the fact that Apple knows damn well about this situation and is more than willing to [[MoneyDearBoy supply free hardware]] for ProductPlacement deals. While Windows holds a much larger share of the market, its share is spread among several large and many small vendors--Microsoft vendors -- Microsoft sells only the software (which is rarely seen, in favor of a ViewerFriendlyInterface) and would not be so inclined as Apple (which sells ''all'' of the hardware and the majority of all software for the Macintosh line) to pay for product placement.



Note that this does ''not'' apply to [[EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture iPods]], which are actually very popular in the real world. Given that in late 2012, iPads account for something like 70% of all tablet computers, they're emphatically NOT this trope--it would be more notable if someone were using a tablet that was not an iPad.

It probably does apply for iPhones, though. In the United States, more people use [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verizon_Wireless Verizon Wireless]] than AT&T, which was the exclusive mobile service of the iPhone until February 2011. In the media, however, every so often you might see a [=BlackBerry=], but for the most part, everyone has an iPhone.

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Note that this does ''not'' apply to [[EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture iPods]], iDevices]], which are actually very popular in the real world. Given that in late 2012, iPads account for something like 70% of all tablet computers, they're emphatically NOT this trope--it would be more notable if someone were using a tablet that was not an iPad.

It probably does apply for For iPhones, though. In this applies to some degree -- [[http://9to5mac.com/2016/02/10/apple-market-share/ as of 2016,]] the iPhone is the leading phone model in market share in the United States, more people use [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verizon_Wireless Verizon Wireless]] than AT&T, which was the exclusive mobile service of States with a 40% market share, but it's just a relative majority as Samsung is not far behind with a 31% market share. Despite this, it would seem that the iPhone until February 2011. In the media, however, every so often in Hollywood has a 90% market share, and you might will be hard-pressed to see a [=BlackBerry=], but for the most part, everyone has an iPhone.
Samsung or a Microsoft phone on American media.
29th Jun '16 6:46:22 PM Doug86
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* In ''YoungWizards'', Dairine's [[TheBookOfShadows Wizard's Manual]] starts out as a phone book–sized portable Apple [=IIIc=] (a fictitious hybrid of the [[http://www.apple-history.com/?page=gallery&model=aIIc Apple IIc]] and [[http://www.apple-history.com/?page=gallery&model=aIII Apple III]]), but repeatedly upgrades its own hardware until it ends up being a sleek Mac notebook.

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* In ''YoungWizards'', ''Literature/YoungWizards'', Dairine's [[TheBookOfShadows Wizard's Manual]] starts out as a phone book–sized portable Apple [=IIIc=] (a fictitious hybrid of the [[http://www.apple-history.com/?page=gallery&model=aIIc Apple IIc]] and [[http://www.apple-history.com/?page=gallery&model=aIII Apple III]]), but repeatedly upgrades its own hardware until it ends up being a sleek Mac notebook.
25th May '16 10:23:55 PM DavidDelony
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* Averted in anime and manga production. As mentioned above, Macs are pretty much standard in creative fields, so the one place you'd expect to see them is in an anime or manga studio, but a lot of footage shows them happily using [=PCs=]. This is likely because Macs are even more insanely expensive in Japan than they are in the West.

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* Averted in anime and manga production. As mentioned above, Macs are pretty much standard in creative fields, so the The one place you'd expect to see them is in an anime or manga studio, given how ubiquitous Macs are in Western film and TV production, but a lot of footage shows them happily using [=PCs=]. This is likely because Macs are even more insanely expensive in Japan than they are in the West.
19th May '16 9:36:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Spooks}}'', Creator/TheBBC was forced to cover up the Apple logo on the cast laptops due to viewer complaints that it violated product placement rules.

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* In ''{{Spooks}}'', ''Series/{{Spooks}}'', Creator/TheBBC was forced to cover up the Apple logo on the cast laptops due to viewer complaints that it violated product placement rules.



* The commentary for the season 1 DVD of ''PeepShow'' specifically notes averting this trope, despite pressure from the art department to put in a Mac simply because it looks more attractive. Ironically, the stars, Mitchell and Webb, also do the UK version of Apple's "I'm a Mac / I'm A PC" campaign.

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* The commentary for the season 1 DVD of ''PeepShow'' ''Series/PeepShow'' specifically notes averting this trope, despite pressure from the art department to put in a Mac simply because it looks more attractive. Ironically, the stars, Mitchell and Webb, also do the UK version of Apple's "I'm a Mac / I'm A PC" campaign.
18th May '16 11:45:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Averted with ''[[{{CSI NY}} CSI: New York]]'', where lab work has been seen on laptops with prominent Windows logos.

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* Averted with ''[[{{CSI NY}} ''[[Series/{{CSINY}} CSI: New York]]'', where lab work has been seen on laptops with prominent Windows logos.
7th May '16 5:35:20 PM Saklad5
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It probably does apply for iPhones, though. In the United States, more people use [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verizon_Wireless Verizon Wireless]] than AT&T, which was the exclusive mobile service of the iPhone until February 2011. In the media, however, every so often you might see a [=BlackBerry=], but for the most part, everyone has an iPhone. From 2009 to 2012 this was actually realistic, but ever since the Samsung Galaxy [=S3=] was the first smartphone to outsell the iPhone, this is not reality anymore.

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It probably does apply for iPhones, though. In the United States, more people use [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verizon_Wireless Verizon Wireless]] than AT&T, which was the exclusive mobile service of the iPhone until February 2011. In the media, however, every so often you might see a [=BlackBerry=], but for the most part, everyone has an iPhone. From 2009 to 2012 this was actually realistic, but ever since the Samsung Galaxy [=S3=] was the first smartphone to outsell the iPhone, this is not reality anymore.
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