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Old Nov 3, 2012, 07:35 PM   #151
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They are selling the iPad Mini with skeuomorphism.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 07:45 PM   #152
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I love it when advertising is done right!

This is a great ad. It has great visuals and music that most are familiar with. It is enjoyable to watch!
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 07:49 PM   #153
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They are selling the iPad Mini with skeuomorphism.
I don't think that is accurate.

Do you like that word ? Was this an opportunity to use it ?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 07:54 PM   #154
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That's clearly a lady who DOES know what an iPad is. (But not an iMac.)

Way to disprove your own point by showing that even the world's most ignorant woman still knows what an iPad is.

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I got really confused. Can I drink Coke in a restaurant? Can I drink it with tacos? Or what about hamburgers?

The confusion I suffered from that has caused me to swear off all sodas. Because, really, who can tell how to use them with such un-specific ads!
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 07:59 PM   #155
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Brilliant

Not a word and we get that it is a mini iPad. The second part of the duet is simpler and only uses one finger. It is also played in a higher register that makes it sound mini. It's a beautiful mix of images and sound that works to perfectly convey the message without a single word.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:23 PM   #156
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Too cute for me, but just cute enough for most people I'd say.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:08 PM   #157
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Is iPad mini a piano machine?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:55 PM   #158
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Woop! Now I don't have to play the keynote to watch it...
Go to Apple's YouTube channel.

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Nexus 7 is still better
LOLZ.

Give me a break. You're such a troll.

Anyway, good ad. Almost as good as the new 'Colors' smart covers one.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:30 PM   #159
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Makes me think of Big
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:45 PM   #160
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This ad also highlights the point that Android devices are still mostly hopeless when it comes to music apps. The latency (meaning, delay from touch input to sound output) is so bad that you can't really _play_ the simplest piano app.

Google's Nexus 7 and latest Android versions are making progress though, now just the app developers need to catch up.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 11:32 PM   #161
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Meh, doesn't make me want it. I don't like these post-Jobs' ads. But I do want to watch BIG.

The issue with this ad is it doesn't really make you want a Mini. It does the exactly opposite because the fingers look cramped on that wittle tablet.

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This ad also highlights the point that Android devices are still mostly hopeless when it comes to music apps. The latency (meaning, delay from touch input to sound output) is so bad that you can't really _play_ the simplest piano app.

Google's Nexus 7 and latest Android versions are making progress though, now just the app developers need to catch up.
Something tells me you've never touched an Android tablet.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 11:33 PM   #162
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Making a useful product look like a fisher price toy

What is it with Apple's marketing? They do this ALL the time where they take a great product with killer hardware and intuitive user interface to do useful things, and advertise it to 4 year olds. I don't get it...the core of Apple fans need to be the techies...not little girls. This is why many techies won't look at apple. Many would rather chop of their wieners than get an apple product. after watching this ad, I would rather do that too than be caught seeing with an ipad mini...but it shouldn't have to be that way since the ipad mini is a good product, but they deliberately try to make it as lame and corny and fruity as possible with these ads. grrrr
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 11:36 PM   #163
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What is it with Apple's marketing? They do this ALL the time where they take a great product with killer hardware and intuitive user interface to do useful things, and advertise it to 4 year olds. I don't get it...the core of Apple fans need to be the techies...not little girls. This is why many techies won't look at apple. Many would rather chop of their wieners than get an apple product. after watching this ad, I would rather do that too than be caught seeing with an ipad mini...but it shouldn't have to be that way since the ipad mini is a good product, but they deliberately try to make it as lame and corny and fruity as possible with these ads. grrrr
I was going to say that...
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 11:41 PM   #164
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Purely musically spoken this ad is a bit of a fraud, because somewhere midway the ad (when the fingers are no longer visible) you suddenly hear extra piano notes (chords) that never could have been played by the two fingers.
So it's not all that skeumorphic after all. It's just an ad where the IDEA is that iPad has a litle cousin now. It works, bigtime.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 11:52 PM   #165
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Best ads in the game.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:02 AM   #166
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwEpgMTn48k

Throwback to the 80's and the Apple IIgs!
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:12 AM   #167
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What's all this jibberish from "marketing gurus" about the Samsung ads being a failure? Last I checked Samsung is doing just great with their sgs3 sales.

They are highlighting the lunacy that is standing in line for days for a tech device. Frankly that is what I is. Lunacy. Most people wouldn't spend that much time volunteering at a food pantry for the needy, but camping outside for a phone, yo bet! Come to think of it... That'd be a good ad campaign.

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What is it with Apple's marketing? They do this ALL the time where they take a great product with killer hardware and intuitive user interface to do useful things, and advertise it to 4 year olds. I don't get it...the core of Apple fans need to be the techies...not little girls. This is why many techies won't look at apple. Many would rather chop of their wieners than get an apple product. after watching this ad, I would rather do that too than be caught seeing with an ipad mini...but it shouldn't have to be that way since the ipad mini is a good product, but they deliberately try to make it as lame and corny and fruity as possible with these ads. grrrr
They're going for the broadest market they can. There are more dumb little girls out there than there are techies. The average person can't even name the differences from one model to the next.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:14 AM   #168
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No, the point is that she doesn't know how technology works. This was before the iPad came out, BTW
So let me get this straight.

Someone said that everyone knows what an iPad is and you countered that with a story from before the iPad came out?
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:32 AM   #169
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OMg this ad is so amazing! Like there is this big iPad and then a little mini iPad !!!!!


So kewl!!!!
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:36 AM   #170
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Lets be real.

The Mini is a compromise in many ways
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:42 AM   #171
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Lets be real.

The Mini is a compromise in many ways
As is often the case when you miniaturise technology.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:55 AM   #172
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There should be some fine print in there that says "This app is not included with your iPad Mini". Lest anyone buy it, power it on for the first time, and search in vain for the "piano app" they saw on the commercial.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:12 AM   #173
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Alas indeed! Reading here, sometimes you'd think that ALL the world's ills are APPLE's fault. The chronic complainers will never go away; we might as well accept them.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:15 AM   #174
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Adorable.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:22 AM   #175
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It would have been better to just show kids playing on it, students taking notes on it, businessmen using it, and some guy waiting in a train station watching a movie on it.

This ad is just kinda cheesy and hardly shows off the usefulness, portability, or elegance of the iPad mini.
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