Microsoft Changes Lauren Laptop Hunter Ad After Apple Complains

Posted Jul 24, 2009

Earlier this week Shan wrote a blog post about how Microsoft COO Kevin Turner received one of the best phone calls in his life.

An Apple rep called Microsoft to complain about how they recently dropped the prices of their laptops.  Lauren, a character in a Microsoft commercial mentions that the Apple MacBook Pro laptop is “over $2,000” in a Laptop Hunters commercial.  The price of that laptop is now $1,700.

Microsoft complied with Apple’s complaint by altering the commercial so that Lauren no longer mentions the price. This just proves that Microsoft’s commercial actually is irritating Apple’s marketing team.  Turner mentioned that Microsoft will keep pumping out Laptop Hunter ads.

[via AppleInsider/Engadget]