How few features does the iPhone 5 have if Apple have to run this Ad?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nickchallis92, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2012
  2. macrumors 68040


    However, to the average person, they'll think the iPhone is the only phone that has this feature because of this commercial.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2012
    This is true

    My flatmate actually commented "well actually that is a feature I'd like to have"

    ...he's got a Galaxy S3

    I felt like whacking a chair round his head
  4. macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2009
    LOL, I saw this commercial the other night and found it so outrageous that I found myself yelling "All phones have that these days" at the TV. That's a rather crazy thing to be advertising.
  5. macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    I find it funny you guys actaully think about these things. Nothing else of interest going on in your lives?
  6. macrumors 68020


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    op you clearly know nothing about marketing.
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2012
    I never claimed to be a marketing expert. I understand apple are trying to fool people into thinking this is a somewhat unique feature but anyone on here must have some interest in technology so would be able to see this advert for what it is.

    blimey why do I need to defend myself
  8. macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2012
    Perhaps their marketing people have been looking at forums in which people were whining that they didn't like that hole in the back so they decided to do a commercial that showed a feature while explaining why that hole is there. Or even better, maybe they just noticed that no other company has really advertised that feature so they decided to do it first. I personally like the commercial, at least they focused on showcasing their product rather than bashing other products and those that use them
  9. macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    That may be true, but has any other manufacturer taken the trouble to explain it so stylishly to the masses? Or do they just plaster their product boxes with unintelligible acronyms and hope we'll figure it out ourselves?
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2009
    Croxley, Herts
    Same goes for the Panorama advert. The thing is, Apple makes very simple, effective ads and if nobody else shouts about a feature in their own phone, Apple will clear up.
    Hats off to their marketing team I say!
  11. macrumors 68020


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    Apple advertises things the majority of the public cares about like noise reduction or pano camera features. If they advertised specs that would be boring as hell. So your missing the point on both directions. Makes no difference what other phones can do and how long they did it for.
  12. macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    And just the other day I saw an ad for a car where they said it "handled" good. Cars have had steering and suspension for over a century now!

    And can you believe that restaurants advertise that their food "tastes good" when humans have been tasting good things for over 100,000 years now?

    And why do they even advertise toilet paper? We all know what it is, duh.

    When will marketers learn that only completely new features should ever be mentioned in ads?? Ridiculous!
  13. macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    I'm amazed that people A) pay attention to commercials and B) get worked up about them. To each their own I guess.

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