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MacRumors
Dec 17, 2009, 12:56 AM
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Apple today launched a new holiday-themed iPhone commercial (http://www.apple.com/iphone/gallery/ads/#12-apps-of-christmas-large) entitled "12 Days of Christmas". The ad reworks the standard Christmas carol of the same name to feature twelve iPhone applications related in some way to the holiday season.

- 12 cookies cooking: The Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-betty-crocker-mobile-cookbook/id304132604?mt=8), Free]
- 11 cards a' sending: Postman [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/postman/id320009042?mt=8), $2.99]
- 10 gifts for giving: My Christmas Gift List [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-christmas-gift-list/id334851380?mt=8), $0.99]
- 9 songs for singing: TabToolkit [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tabtoolkit/id325946571?mt=8), $9.99]
- 8 bells for ringing: Holiday Bells [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/holiday-bells/id300097303?mt=8), $0.99]
- 7 slopes a' skiing: Snow Reports [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snow-reports/id293658400?mt=8), $1.99]
- 6 games for playing: Christmas Fever [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/christmas-fever/id298684298?mt=8), $0.99]
- 5 gold rings: Anna Sheffield Jewelry [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anna-sheffield-jewelry/id323134514?mt=8), Free]
- 4 hot lattes: myStarbucks [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mystarbucks/id331177714?mt=8), Free]
- 3 flights home: Flight Search [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flight-search/id344210649?mt=8), Free]
- 2 feet of snow: Weather Pro [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weather-pro/id294631159?mt=8), $3.99]
- And an app that can light up the tree: Schlage LiNK [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/schlage-link/id304152695?mt=8), Free but hardware required]

Article Link: Apple Releases '12 Days of Christmas' iPhone Ad (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2009/12/17/apple-releases-12-days-of-christmas-iphone-ad/)



X5-452
Dec 17, 2009, 01:04 AM
Hands down my favourite iPhone commercial.

It's very clever.

Vandam500
Dec 17, 2009, 01:46 AM
This ad is awesome!!!:eek::eek::eek:

Mew2468
Dec 17, 2009, 01:49 AM
Clever and fun. I like this ad the best :).

iphones4evry1
Dec 17, 2009, 02:02 AM
I love Apple. I swear. Apple is so awesome. :) :apple:

Rayfire
Dec 17, 2009, 02:22 AM
Another awesome commercial, wow!

Ice-Cube
Dec 17, 2009, 03:21 AM
I love to have the song in the background. Anyone has that tune?

doctoree
Dec 17, 2009, 03:37 AM
I can't believe what TBWAs graphic designers did to Apples Logo at the end. Snow on it (demaging the iconic shape) and Infront of it (punching holes through it). And white SNOW infront of white BG...
I always thought it was politically incorrect for US Companies (due to the multi-religious aspect of the USA) to call Christmas "Christmas", so they always said "Holiday Season" instead of Christmas.

iOrlando
Dec 17, 2009, 08:15 AM
I can't believe what TBWAs graphic designers did to Apples Logo at the end. Snow on it (demaging the iconic shape) and Infront of it (punching holes through it). And white SNOW infront of white BG...
I always thought it was politically incorrect for US Companies (due to the multi-religious aspect of the USA) to call Christmas "Christmas", so they always said "Holiday Season" instead of Christmas.

politically correct my ass.

companies just starting doing that because they are scared.

I actually am loving apple for how they are talking about christmas, from that free itunes holiday sampler on itunes that has all christmas songs to this ad.

if you are picky.. a company can have ads and stuff on christmas, and then you can do stuff for Hanukkah and if you must, 3 kings day. There are no other holidays at the end of December unless you belong to a fake religion.

vincenzo7
Dec 17, 2009, 08:46 AM
I like this ad. It makes me feel "warm and fuzzy"

Kilamite
Dec 17, 2009, 09:00 AM
Pretty nice ad!

Shame they couldn't have gotten someone who could sing better..

Doctor Q
Dec 17, 2009, 10:06 AM
Time to queue up another classic: Green Christmas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Chri$tma$) by Stan Freberg.

ninjadex
Dec 17, 2009, 10:47 AM
Cool commercial

leandromp
Dec 17, 2009, 11:28 AM
I lovee it! specially the last app... i was likee "oh shitt, ohh shitt". that's so cool!

joshwithachance
Dec 17, 2009, 03:01 PM
best iphone commercial EVER!
im soooo proud to own this phone<3

appleguy123
Dec 17, 2009, 03:52 PM
I loved this commercial! and in regards to political correctness think of it this way. ≈75% of people in the US are christian. If Apple made a "Politically correct" the 75% of the country would be like "MEH" but however since Apple made an ad for Christmas the naive christians among us would be like "I'm glad Apple isn't going with all this political correct stuff". Apple marketing is truly ingenious!
Religious affiliation chart http://religions.pewforum.org/img/major_religious_traditions.gif

rickyp1981
Dec 17, 2009, 03:56 PM
This is all I have to say about christmas

http://www.seasonspeakings.com/#id=238

mattwolfmatt
Dec 17, 2009, 04:07 PM
The first eleven days of Christmas were ho-hum. That app that can light your tree was AWESOME! Research shows me it requires a monthly fee. No thanks.

FanboyE
Dec 18, 2009, 04:55 AM
awesome ad :)

Xibalba
Dec 20, 2009, 09:29 PM
Hands down my favourite iPhone commercial.

It's very clever.

i completely agree - even my wife was quite impressed.

Xibalba
Dec 20, 2009, 09:32 PM
politically correct my ass.

companies just starting doing that because they are scared.

I actually am loving apple for how they are talking about christmas, from that free itunes holiday sampler on itunes that has all christmas songs to this ad.

if you are picky.. a company can have ads and stuff on christmas, and then you can do stuff for Hanukkah and if you must, 3 kings day. There are no other holidays at the end of December unless you belong to a fake religion.

quite true - most companies and school districts have really no idea about the laws regarding the Christmas season and some have gone so far to try and legally "protect" themselves as to break laws doing so.

the US government declares a national holiday on December 25 and it is officially labeled "Christmas" in all official documentation.

cormacnel
Dec 29, 2009, 11:39 AM
I see that mattwolfmatt and leandromp are interested in the last app that turned on the tree. I have been doing a little research on it myself and found that it can control more than your Xmas tree lights. Their site says that it can control your thermostat, lock and unlock your doors and allow you to live stream your security cameras from your phone.

Yeah it does have a monthly fee but I have seen a huge movement across the web asking them to have a lifetime membership or free six month trial.

What would you guys say to that?

kevinyoung03
Dec 31, 2009, 02:48 PM
Hey can anyone tell me how to convert my ordinary car into a high performance one.

HeroBiX
Jan 8, 2010, 05:56 AM
even if Iam a bit late, this was the first time I saw it, I really like it :) kind of clitchy in some way

dainejhone
Jan 12, 2010, 11:46 PM
Hi..
Thanks for the effective information and i love my iPhone so much and i think its really good move to release that in Christmas..