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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Apple Airs New iPhone TV Ads Featuring Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel [Updated]




The Next Web notes that a new iPhone 4S ad aired during ESPN's SportsCenter this afternoon, featuring actor Samuel L. Jackson giving Siri orders.

Updated: The ad does appear to be an Apple creation, with the three U.S. iPhone carriers -- AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon -- being variously featured in title cards at the end of the ad. There is a similar ad featuring Zooey Deschanel being broadcast as well:

Apple rarely, if ever, uses celebrities in their advertising, particularly as themselves. The "I'm A Mac" ads featured Justin Long and John Hodgman, but they were playing characters rather than acting as a celebrity endorsement. One notable exception was actor Will Ferrell, who did a number of iPod ads a few years back.

Article Link: Apple Airs New iPhone TV Ads Featuring Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel [Updated]
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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siri...

siri does not work very well.
does not work as advertised
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:32 PM   #4
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is he asking "do I look like a bitch?"
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:33 PM   #5
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I must say siri doesn't work most of the time for me. I would disable it except I sometimes like to use dictation.

Nice ad though
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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All current advertisements have "3G" and some ads have the AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint logo even if they are made by Apple.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:33 PM   #7
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:34 PM   #8
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siri [insert question here] Mo&$@! Fu$&@#!!!!
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:35 PM   #9
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The iPhone 4S might be fine on AT&T, but as a Verizon customer living in the middle of a 4G LTE area it would be hard to go back to slow outdated 3G CDMA... Siri or not.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:35 PM   #10
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I have had it with this m**** fu********** SIRI on this m**** fu*********** PHONE!
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:35 PM   #11
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siri does not work very well.
does not work as advertised
For you. Works great for me.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:35 PM   #12
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As for the ad...nothing much.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:36 PM   #13
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Samuel Jackson makes me want to swear
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Hopefully Siri 2.0 on the 2012 iPhone will bring the improvements needed to make it more than a novelty.
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Can someone turn up the volume a tad?
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Hopefully Siri 2.0 on the 2012 iPhone will bring the improvements needed to make it more than a novelty.
Would love celebrity voices as Siri. I'd definitely have GlaDOS

Or have a female British Siri voice, the male one doesn't sound right, I use the Australian one purely because she sounds gorgeous
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If it would work as advertised I would be pleased to use SIRI, but its in a beta state, so I dont care that much for now..., a decent ad though!
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as the ad displays a Verizon logo at the end (edited out of this clip)
Is it just me who can see the VZW logo at the end of that clip?
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:48 PM   #21
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good commercial, but needs some: motherfu....

Also, at the end you can still see the Verizon logo
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:50 PM   #24
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I saw this ad on SC tonight. I thought it was clever.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:52 PM   #25
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just saw it while watching the ranger game on MSG, very funny
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