The ads first aired during the Olympic Opening Ceremonies and were met with immediate dislike.
Ken Segall, the agency creative director that named the iMac, said, Repeat after me: "The sky is not falling. The sky is not falling." I know it's hard to say after viewing the new batch of Mac ads that debuted on the Olympics. I'm still in a bit of shock myself.
It appears Apple now believes the ads may be doing more harm than good, thus their removal from YouTube.