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[MR] Steve Jobs' Plan for a Willy Wonka-Style Celebration of the Millionth iMac

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Steve's idea was to do a Willy Wonka with it. Just as Wonka did in the movie, Steve wanted to put a golden certificate representing the millionth iMac inside the box of one iMac, and publicize that fact. Whoever opened the lucky iMac box would be refunded the purchase price and be flown to Cupertino, where he or she (and, presumably, the accompanying family) would be taken on a tour of the Apple campus.
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It's definitely a good idea. What can I say, he was a marketing genius.
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post #3 of 26
Wow this is actually pretty cool of apple! thumb.gif
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That... is insane. But insanity tends to be creative.
     
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post #5 of 26
I'll admit this is pretty cool, but what's more shocking is that they are one of the top companies in the world and have yet to produce 1 million units of product.
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post #6 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shmerrick View Post

I'll admit this is pretty cool, but what's more shocking is that they are one of the top companies in the world and have yet to produce 1 million units of product.

This is 1M of a product that has been niche for over a decade.
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post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by Shmerrick View Post

I'll admit this is pretty cool, but what's more shocking is that they are one of the top companies in the world and have yet to produce 1 million units of product.

This.

How have they NOT made 1 million macs yet? I find that hard to believe.
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post #8 of 26
Whatever anyone thinks of Steve or of Apple at large, he and the other executives are marketing geniuses. And that's coming from a well known Apple hater!
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post #9 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by rusky1 View Post

This.
How have they NOT made 1 million macs yet? I find that hard to believe.

Macs are expensive.
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post #10 of 26
I don't get it.

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/Apple_Ships_5_Millionth_iMac/
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