Apple's 1984 Ad


This weekend will bring some of the biggest commercials of the year, but they still might not take the top spot.

The big game isn't the only thing people look forward to on Super Bowl Sunday, there are also the commercials. And while each year brings some fan favorites there is one that critics say will always be the most iconic super bowl ad of all time.

In 1984 Apple released a 60 second commercial based off the George Orwell novel “1984.” It shows a woman running into a dark hall of brainwashed people and throwing a sledgehammer at a screen. The text then reads quote “on January 24th Apple computer will introduce Macintosh and you'll see why 1984 won't be like 1984” end quote.

Marketing critics say this commercial marked the beginning of apple's transformation and was a hit with viewers. But some board members hated it, and said it was the worst commercial they had ever seen and should never see the light of day. But Apple co-founder Steve Jobs insisted on airing it and the rest as they say is history.