Apple Releases 'I'll Be Home' iPad Mini Holiday Television Ad

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    Apple has released a new television ad showcasing the iPad and the iPad mini with a young girl singing Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home for Christmas" to her grandfather over FaceTime.

    Last year, Apple released a holiday ad featuring Santa talking to the then-new Siri to get directions and weather.

    Article Link: Apple Releases 'I'll Be Home' iPad Mini Holiday Television Ad
     
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    Man only Apple can get away with not describing their product in their ads.
     
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    Great commercial!


    I believe Apple's blatantly advertising the ability for both iPad models to make FaceTime calls with either the front or rear camera.
     
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    That girl's voice sounds extremely irritating
     
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    How do we know it's her grandfather?
     
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    Apple makes the stupidest commercials. Not as bad as Samsung, though.
     
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    Great voice and she's actually playing. Nice...
     
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    Apple is beginning to make weak commercials.. when jobs was around i was always impressed with the sound score behind the commercial as well as the storyline/outline of the commercial. not to creative anymore. seems like there trying to hard
     
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    Appropriately, grandpa has the large iPad. I've heard a couple of older iPad users say the iPad mini screen is just too small for them to read.
     
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    I was thinking it was quite good. :confused:

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    It's pretty implied given the age gap.

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    Not creative... but they're trying too hard? The point here is the device is so well known that they only have to show it in action. That's a GOOD thing.
     
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    This was nice :)
     
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    Looks like my grandpa, just smiling and pretending like he knows whats going on, only to be thinking "what is this device and what button do I press to talk back?"
     
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    This made me laugh.
     
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    Cute with the uke
     
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    too bad its impossible to find a ipad mini at this time at a store or online
     
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    If it's not, she's telling a stranger her location on December 25.

    This one's not my favorite iPad mini ad, but I've liked their other TV and magazine ads.
     
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    These commercials are too soft.

    C'mon Apple. We don't need transformers and explosions, but tighten up a bit...
     
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    I feel all warm inside!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
     
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    B+. Like the piano mini spot, its musicality will wear well. It implies seamless facetime integration. but doesn't really sell it. Question. how would have microsoft, at$t or sprint approached this? There, feel better now?
     
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    Being old sucks bad enough but listening to that......
     
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    I love how the resolution show on iChat is full blast flawless crystal clear HD...never achievable IRL.

    Of course the "screen images are simulated" disclaimer makes it all ok.
     
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    Better than the Samsung naughty Mrs. Clause ad.

    I'll take these ads any day over the stupid bump your phones Samsung ads.
     
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    Oh give me a break. It's funny and edgy. Anyway, the S-Beam one where the wife beams her hubby a naughty video "you probably should't watch it on the plane" as he gets in a cab is better. Identical concept that's more acceptable to hyper sensitive people I guess.

    And if you could "bump" iPhones (using NFC, not that cheezy app) to share videos, pics and stuff, people would swoon like it was the second coming. Just saying.
     
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    And you'll never forget it. Mission accomplished. :)

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    Sigh.

    I hate to be *that guy*, but commercials featuring "I'll Be Home For Christmas" and "Santa Claus" ...

    Can we just admit these things are CHRISTMAS ADS, not "Holiday Ads", please? WTF.
     

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