Apple Releases '12 Days of Christmas' iPhone Ad

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    Apple today launched a new holiday-themed iPhone commercial 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, Free]
    - 11 cards a' sending: Postman [App Store, $2.99]
    - 10 gifts for giving: My Christmas Gift List [App Store, $0.99]
    - 9 songs for singing: TabToolkit [App Store, $9.99]
    - 8 bells for ringing: Holiday Bells [App Store, $0.99]
    - 7 slopes a' skiing: Snow Reports [App Store, $1.99]
    - 6 games for playing: Christmas Fever [App Store, $0.99]
    - 5 gold rings: Anna Sheffield Jewelry [App Store, Free]
    - 4 hot lattes: myStarbucks [App Store, Free]
    - 3 flights home: Flight Search [App Store, Free]
    - 2 feet of snow: Weather Pro [App Store, $3.99]
    - And an app that can light up the tree: Schlage LiNK [App Store, Free but hardware required]

    Article Link: Apple Releases '12 Days of Christmas' iPhone Ad
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    X5-452

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    #2
    Hands down my favourite iPhone commercial.

    It's very clever.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    Vandam500

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    #3
    This ad is awesome!!!:eek::eek::eek:
     
  4. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    Location:
    Home of the 2010 Winter Games
    #4
    Clever and fun. I like this ad the best :).
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    iphones4evry1

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Location:
    California, USA
    #5
    I love Apple. I swear. Apple is so awesome. :) :apple:
     
  6. macrumors 68020

    Rayfire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Location:
    NW
    #6
    Another awesome commercial, wow!
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Ice-Cube

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    #7
    I love to have the song in the background. Anyone has that tune?
     
  8. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Location:
    Secret lair/ Earthmiddlepoint
    #8
    Odd Spot

    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.
     
  9. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    #9
    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.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

    vincenzo7

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    #10
    I like this ad. It makes me feel "warm and fuzzy"
     
  11. macrumors G3

    Kilamite

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Location:
    Scotland
    #11
    Pretty nice ad!

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

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2002
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #12
    Angels we have heard on high, tell us to go out and buy

    Time to queue up another classic: Green Christmas by Stan Freberg.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    #13
    Cool commercial
     
  14. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    #14
    I lovee it! specially the last app... i was likee "oh shitt, ohh shitt". that's so cool!
     
  15. macrumors 65816

    joshwithachance

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    #15
    best iphone commercial EVER!
    im soooo proud to own this phone<3
     
  16. macrumors 603

    appleguy123

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Location:
    15 minutes in the future
    #16
    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 [​IMG]
     
  17. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    #17
  18. macrumors 6502a

    mattwolfmatt

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    #18
    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.
     
  19. macrumors member

    FanboyE

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    #19
    awesome ad :)
     
  20. macrumors 6502

    Xibalba

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Location:
    Indiana, USA
    #20
    i completely agree - even my wife was quite impressed.
     
  21. macrumors 6502

    Xibalba

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Location:
    Indiana, USA
    #21
    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.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    #22
    the last App

    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?
     
  23. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    #23
    Hey can anyone tell me how to convert my ordinary car into a high performance one.
     
  24. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    #24
    even if Iam a bit late, this was the first time I saw it, I really like it :) kind of clitchy in some way
     
  25. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    #25
    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..
     

Share This Page