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MacRumors
Apr 7, 2010, 04:03 PM
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Apple is continuing its rapid-fire release of new iPhone commercials, this time posting one entitled 'Shopper' to its iPhone ad gallery (http://www.apple.com/iphone/gallery/ads/#shopper-large). The new ad again uses a narrative style to feature iPhone applications, demonstrating how an iPhone user could research espresso machines, ask for opinions from family and friends, and check prices.

The commercial first features Safari, showing the mobile web browser accessing the iPhone-formatted version of ProductWiki (http://www.productwiki.com/) to research various espresso machines before the narrator uses the Messages application to send MMS messages to his wife's sister for opinions on color. After settling on a model, the narrator scans the barcode on the item using RedLaser (http://appshopper.com/utilities/redlaser) ($1.99) to run a price check for other stores. Finding another store with a cheaper price, the narrator is linked directly to the Maps application for directions.

Article Link: Yet Another New iPhone Ad: 'Shopper' (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2010/04/07/yet-another-new-iphone-ad-shopper/)



franswa za
Apr 7, 2010, 04:52 PM
another *********d up app. for braindead people...... viva usa!

bring on some more!

f

kbmb
Apr 7, 2010, 05:25 PM
Anyone get this when trying to view with Google Chrome?

-Kevin

LoganT
Apr 7, 2010, 06:15 PM
another *********d up app. for braindead people...... viva usa!

bring on some more!

f

What? I wasn't aware that scanning barcodes with your phone is for "braindead people".

severe
Apr 7, 2010, 06:16 PM
another *********d up app. for braindead people...... viva usa!

bring on some more!

f

It's a fine commercial, as it demonstrates some uses. This may be common knowledge to some, but not the general public.

You're probably what we refer to as a power user, not to be confused with power bottom. Settle down.

zapbryann
Apr 7, 2010, 06:30 PM
the google maps is in austin tx, off the mopac. w00t.
reppin512

spillproof
Apr 7, 2010, 09:04 PM
Male voice! Oh no!

wackymacky
Apr 7, 2010, 09:47 PM
What's with all these add releases?

OS 4.0 is being detailed in <24h.
Are they trying to convince us with these adds we don't need new hardware this year, before they tell use the'll be no new phone?

culero
Apr 7, 2010, 11:30 PM
use the iPhone? :confused:

Benoit872
Apr 8, 2010, 12:24 AM
Cool ad!

Now, if you take their advice, look for free apps that do the same thing first :D

For example pic2shop, which reads barcodes on all iPhones, including the 1st-gen and 3G, and often returns more results.

JamSoft
Apr 8, 2010, 01:41 AM
Apple’s Ads are just that — ADVERTISEMENTS. . . (i.e. encouriaging you to spend your MONEY on their products; whether you wan’t to believe it or not)

for your health. . .

To Quote Wikipedia:
Typically when business people and economists talk of consumers they are talking about person as consumer, an aggregated commodity item with little individuality other than that expressed in the buy/not-buy decision. However there is a trend in marketing to individualize the concept. Instead of generating broad demographic profiles and psycho-graphic profiles of market segments, marketers have started to engage in personalized marketing, permission marketing, and mass customization.
There is increasing backlash from the public over use of the label "consumer" rather than "customer", with many finding it offensive and derogatory.

Sources:
Wikipedia > Consumer ("http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer”)

Hawke
Apr 8, 2010, 03:38 AM
another *********d up app. for braindead people...... viva usa!

bring on some more!

f
LMAO

Anyone get this when trying to view with Google Chrome?

-Kevin

Nope, all seems fine to me at this end

What? I wasn't aware that scanning barcodes with your phone is for "braindead people".


Lol.. trust me... dont even bother replying to him, all of his other posts on this forum are the same

SParis
Apr 8, 2010, 04:00 AM
Hello all.

Slightly off-topic, but I've noticed that Apple are now using HTML5 to display their videos online.

This causes a slightly problem for me: I have limited bandwidth and often like to download a video so I can watch it as many (or few) times as I like without having to re-download it again and again, thus eating up my bandwidth for no reason :-(

With the previous ads, I could save the video thanks to QT Pro's save feature, but I haven't found any means of saving HTML5 embedded video. The necessary file doesn't even appear in the Safari's or Firefox's Activity window :-(

Does anyone know if it's possible to download an HTML5 embedded video to the Desktop?

H$R
Apr 8, 2010, 04:32 AM
Hello all.

Slightly off-topic, but I've noticed that Apple are now using HTML5 to display their videos online.

This causes a slightly problem for me: I have limited bandwidth and often like to download a video so I can watch it as many (or few) times as I like without having to re-download it again and again, thus eating up my bandwidth for no reason :-(

With the previous ads, I could save the video thanks to QT Pro's save feature, but I haven't found any means of saving HTML5 embedded video. The necessary file doesn't even appear in the Safari's or Firefox's Activity window :-(

Does anyone know if it's possible to download an HTML5 embedded video to the Desktop?

yeah here's a workaround I found the other day:

In Firefox press "⌘u" to show the source code of the webpage.

Then you have to either scroll down and look for the link yourself or search for ".mov" (The newest ad in normally the first movie link you'll see, but you see the names for the other recent ads anyway)

There you will find a link where it is on the Apple servers. Don't click on it. Copy and paste it into a new Firefox tab/window.

In this case it's here: http://movies.apple.com/media/us/iphone/2010/ads/apple-iphone3gs-ad-shopper-us-20100406_848x480.mov
And the one from the day before is here: http://movies.apple.com/media/us/iphone/2010/ads/apple-iphone3gs-ad-concert-us-20100405_848x480.mov

In Firefox you can now save it as usual with the right cklick.

For Safari it would work similar but I've just seen that it shows the Video once again in a special way instead of the old school Quicktime where you just can right click to save. So right now I have no idea how to do it with Safari. (Maybe search through the cache or something)

SParis
Apr 8, 2010, 06:25 AM
yeah here's a workaround I found the other day:

In Firefox press "⌘u" to show the source code of the webpage.

Then you have to either scroll down and look for the link yourself or search for ".mov" (The newest ad in normally the first movie link you'll see, but you see the names for the other recent ads anyway)

There you will find a link where it is on the Apple servers. Don't click on it. Copy and paste it into a new Firefox tab/window.

In this case it's here: http://movies.apple.com/media/us/iphone/2010/ads/apple-iphone3gs-ad-shopper-us-20100406_848x480.mov
And the one from the day before is here: http://movies.apple.com/media/us/iphone/2010/ads/apple-iphone3gs-ad-concert-us-20100405_848x480.mov

In Firefox you can now save it as usual with the right cklick.

For Safari it would work similar but I've just seen that it shows the Video once again in a special way instead of the old school Quicktime where you just can right click to save. So right now I have no idea how to do it with Safari. (Maybe search through the cache or something)

Thanks for that. Tested it in Firefox on those ads and it worked like a charm. I then thought I'd try it with the iPad intro video (the one with Jonny Ives at the start) but no joy: not a hint of a .mov file, or a movies.apple.com location or anything...

Getting stuff off the web used to be more simpler until recently :-(

ckelley
Apr 8, 2010, 08:52 AM
the google maps is in austin tx, off the mopac. w00t.
reppin512

Saw that when the ad ran last night... recognized the area. I even paused the ad and looked where the "home" pin was... nothing amazing, but i wonder if someone who lives there will see it and go "hey, that's my house!"

Google Map URL (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Austin,+TX&daddr=Cana+Cove&hl=en&geocode=FRHXzQEdK48s-ikvA8ygmbVEhjF61WnUS0abXQ%3BFaNHzQEdyAAr-g&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=15&sll=30.225663,-97.83999&sspn=0.030963,0.040898&ie=UTF8&ll=30.231966,-97.844067&spn=0.030961,0.040898&z=15)

nyctravis
Apr 8, 2010, 10:26 AM
You're probably what we refer to as a power user, not to be confused with power bottom. Settle down.

Lol! I just about peed!

Ljohnson72
Apr 8, 2010, 02:08 PM
Anyone get this when trying to view with Google Chrome?

-Kevin

Worked fine in Chrome OSX

spillproof
Apr 8, 2010, 02:37 PM
use the iPhone? :confused:

No, only people with caucasian colored hands and vocal cords.

H$R
Apr 9, 2010, 05:14 PM
Thanks for that. Tested it in Firefox on those ads and it worked like a charm. I then thought I'd try it with the iPad intro video (the one with Jonny Ives at the start) but no joy: not a hint of a .mov file, or a movies.apple.com location or anything...

Getting stuff off the web used to be more simpler until recently :-(

Ok, then you have do dig a little bit deeper..
Here's the link for the iPad video you mentioned: http://movies.apple.com/media/us/ipad/2010/tours/apple-ipad-video-us-20100130_r848-9scie.mov?width=848&amp;height=480

It almost works the same. Again, view the source code, and then search for
"/ipad/includes/video-ipad.html#video" (sadly this name will be different on every other video..but the source code normally isn't that big for one page, so I am sure you'll find your links for other videos)
Now click on this link and it will open a new source code page where you'll find the .mov. Copy that link (don't directly click on it) and you're good to go again.

I've looked around some other Apple pages and it seems to work, you'll just have to find the links yourself.

Friscohoya
Apr 9, 2010, 05:41 PM
Lather, wash, rinse, repeat. Its a winning formula for apple ad campaigns.

reden
Apr 10, 2010, 06:50 PM
Saw that when the ad ran last night... recognized the area. I even paused the ad and looked where the "home" pin was... nothing amazing, but i wonder if someone who lives there will see it and go "hey, that's my house!"

Google Map URL (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Austin,+TX&daddr=Cana+Cove&hl=en&geocode=FRHXzQEdK48s-ikvA8ygmbVEhjF61WnUS0abXQ%3BFaNHzQEdyAAr-g&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=15&sll=30.225663,-97.83999&sspn=0.030963,0.040898&ie=UTF8&ll=30.231966,-97.844067&spn=0.030961,0.040898&z=15)

Baffling you went through the trouble to look that up and post it.

FieldingMellish
Jun 22, 2010, 09:35 PM
It wasn't long ago that there was a futuristic movie, Minority Report, where actors doing ads on video screens addressed passersby directly. We are headed in that direction.

You go to take a *****, and a message pops up, "our toilet paper is oh so soft. Buy it today.."