Apple Debuts New Mountaineering 'Your Verse' iPad Story

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has released another story in its current "Your Verse" ad campaign for the iPad Air that showcases the extraordinary use of the tablet in a variety of situations. This latest edition shows how mountaineers Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington have used the iPad when scaling some of the world's most renowned mountains.

    Ballinger and Harrington are shown using the iPad from base camp to summit, documenting their trip with photos and blog posts. Instead of waiting weeks to share their adventure, the pair used the iPad to provide expedition details as they happened. The iPad was also used for terrain mapping the terrain and route planning through treacherous mountain regions.
    Mountain expeditions are only one of several stories highlighted by Apple. An earlier documentary shows how the iPad was used by biologist Michael Berumen to study underwater coral reefs, while other shorter profiles that encompass a variety of disciplines were summarized in the recent "Your Verse" ad. The "Your Verse" series is a continuation of the "Life on iPad" ad campaign that Apple kicked off last year.

    Article Link: Apple Debuts New Mountaineering 'Your Verse' iPad Story
  2. hrishidev, Feb 18, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2014

    macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2007
    Interesting use case for iPad , taking human race to altogether new height :D
    Sadly some people still think , its useless toy .....

    Web page for this story contains nice clean use of animations and photos. Apple's website is truly benchmark for aesthetic web designing
  3. macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2014
  4. macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2012
    Apple does some pretty good web design. The best I've seen.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2011
    Riga, Latvia
    I wonder how they extend the battery life. Some extra battery packs? And how they protect the relatively fragile and not waterproof iPad? In its naked form it's definitely not suited for any active outdoor activities, let alone something extreme like mountain climbing.

    And finally - is iPad size device REALLY necessary and convenient in this scenario? Wouldn't an iPhone be much better suited? You can do/see practically the same things, only it fits in your pocket (instead of your backpack) and you can also have a backup one with you and still have less volume used... :rolleyes:


    Yeah, the website is beautiful. I especially liked scroll animation at the "Only essentials come along" section.
  6. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    Just need to fix the nav bar on top. The rest of Apple's site has updated design language but the gray nav bar still has an older, heavier design.
  7. macrumors 68030


    Mar 25, 2011
    Yes the size would be perfect for this scenario. I know plenty of people that have had their idevices waterproofed or you can just use a case. Everything does not have to be debunked!
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
  9. macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
    True. But when climbing some of "the world's most renowned mountains" you can expect to have below freezing temperatures.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    Probably just me but I think it's silly to waste time sharing things to social networks while you're traveling. Also I wonder what network they're on that has that good of a connection up the mountains.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2011
    Apple products have nice sharp edges. While harmful for day-to-day use, they are great for self-arrest when you find yourself sliding down a slope.
  13. macrumors 601


    Mar 2, 2012
  14. macrumors 68030

    Mar 4, 2011
    Yes... it's beautiful... but it's not mobile-responsive.

    I'm always thrown off when I see a desktop site on a phone nowadays...
  15. macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2011
    They bring an iPhone too and use a mini solar panel for charging. Much easier to read maps on iPad than iPhone.


    There is cell network service at Everest base camp.

    And, the Gaia route mapping app they use along the entire route doesn't need an internet connection. Maps are downloaded ahead of time and GPS tracking is available anywhere.
  16. macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011
    I'm sure that's just a guide for best practice when using your iPad.

    There must be plenty of people around the world who have used their iPad outside when it is bellow freezing in winter, including myself.
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
    Well the iPad won't suddenly stop working but it probably voids the warranty since you're not using the ipad the correct way.
  18. macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2007
    You're freezing it wrong! :mad:

    Also, iPads supposedly are no good above 10,000 feet (~2.97Km). Guess the mountaineers broke that rule too! :eek:

    P.S. I wonder if the mountaineers looked like dorks when they used their iPad to take pictures???

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