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Verizon Releases iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G TV Commercial

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. macrumors bot



    Verizon yesterday released a new television commercial advertising the iPad 2 (via 9to5Mac).

    The ad, which utilizes a portion of Bow Wow Wow's "I Want Candy" as the soundtrack, unsurprisingly touts the 3G capabilities of the iPad 2 models offered for Verizon's network.
    Apple traditionally handles the majority of advertising for its iOS devices, sometimes with carrier branding appearing at the end of a commercial, but carriers have on occasion released their own ads promoting the devices alongside their networks.

    Article Link: Verizon Releases iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G TV Commercial
  2. macrumors 65816


    "Those are the 3 worst situations to use an iPad. Verizon is asking for a class action lawsuit. Apple's ad would have you buying a book at night, taking pictures in the day and posting status indoors."

    So true!
  3. macrumors regular


    Yes, absolutely. Watching this made me wince.
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  5. macrumors regular


    But I like how the iPad one says “sequences shortened” where the other tablet had all its “screens simulated”. :D
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Yes, because everyone is like you.
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    Verizon really needs to leave the commercial making to Apple.
  8. macrumors 68040

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Well the ad is trying to emphasize using the verizon network. So they use three outside, far from wifi, scenarios. A beach, a park, and a camping trip. I think it's a fine ad. Not as good as Apple's, but fine.
  9. macrumors 6502


    I can't imagine these airing without being vetted by apple first though..
  10. macrumors 65816

    That was pretty bad. I'm surprised Apple allowed it.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    At least they showed the device and what you might do with it. Usually those stupid droid commercials have lightning bolts, people in lab coats or some girl dressed in leather swinging a sword.
  12. macrumors 68000


    I actually liked this ad, it wasn't cheesy like Apple's iPad commercials have been lately. Tired of those cutesy commercials with the piano playing while some man says semi-awkward things.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    There ain't no way in hell you'd be able to read the iPad screen at the beach. I love the iPad, but what a joke. That is just false advertising if I ever saw it. Wrong wrong wrong. Shame on Verizon.
  14. macrumors newbie

    iPad beach use.

    I've actually had success using the iPad outdoors and on the beach. The trick is to turn the brightness up all the way, angle it without glare and wear non-polarized sunglasses.
  15. macrumors 65816

    Apple's own adverts are far more elegant.

    But I suppose this is more to show off their own network.
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    I think it's decent.
  17. macrumors 68030

    Cheesy? Wow, it's a good thing you don't work with Apple's advertising people. :rolleyes:
  18. macrumors 68010

    Pretty awful commercial if you ask me. Leave the commericals to Apple themselves.
  19. macrumors regular

    damn i was waiting for that sales guy to tell the lady about the iPad's dual-core A5 chipset :D
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    I know, I'd hate to be involved in making something so lame.
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    The customer was attractive. The commercial was 3/5 stars. The only parts I didn't like were the shots in the Verizon store with the sales person. (No, its not becasue he was.... not white.)

    Just my opinion that doesn't matter.
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    Mad Mac Maniac

    Agree. The thing that bothers me every time I see it is in the galaxy tab commercial.

    A guy uses a 10" tablet to record video of running horses while riding in a jeep. Who would do that? Was the tablet really the ONLY video camera he had with him?
  23. macrumors 6502a


    I'll even go out on a limb and say someone could actually want to do that. :p The thing I find with droid commercials is they rail on specs and abstract things like LTE or what the name of the processor is. I much prefer Apple's slice of life approach.
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Just watched this ad again and heard the part " You can even tweet when you're nowhere near your followers. "

    Isn't that the whole point of twitter ? Or does everyone sit next to their followers while tweeting ?

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