American iPhone ad vs. English iPhone ad

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  1. sk8mash macrumors 6502a

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  2. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    The second advert is shown all over the United Kingdom, not just in England.
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    But it is in an English accent so I think he can be excused.

    I'm Scottish too and get as annoyed as the next Scot over the media doing the English/Scottish/British bit at times but when it's entirely unintentional and an individual on a forum, perhaps it's time to drop the parochialism. It's really not good for getting rid of the Scottish whingers image. ;)
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Oh please does it really bother you that much ??,I'm English and couldn't give a rat's ass if the add was shown it Scotland, like the UK one best
     
  5. sk8mash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, sorry I didn't even know that it was the same ad as shown in Scotland. Didn't think abut it to be honest.
     
  6. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    I'm English and get really annoyed with whining Scots; embrace the UK (we're paying your student fees) ;) :)

    Back on topic, I prefer our one.
     
  7. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    Furthermore, we Colonists in the States typically just lump you in as "Europeans". Now, take that "brick inside of a glove" slap to the face. :D

    On topic, some adverts for specific regions are vastly different in order to match cultural nuances. By comparison, this a miniscule change.
     
  8. peterhenley macrumors member

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    Here's a Scottish version then: Awwaaaaay wi' ya Willie, it's foooonallly 'ere, the AwaytheNooiPhone.....too bad wi won't buy oon, since we're tooo tight up here.....
     
  9. WillyVWade macrumors newbie

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    I swear the voice on the British one is just SO much sexier.
     
  10. tallyho macrumors 6502a

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    American version "half the price"
    British version "a surprisingly low price"
    Hmm...
    Plus the British version sounds better to us because we're British. Wonder if there are New Zealand or Australian versions...
     
  11. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    For the forum going crowd they could have yet another version. It would simply have a voice-over that says "Hi, I'm Steve Jobs. We have a new Apple product being released on July 11th. I don't need to tell you what it is, how much it costs, or how it will make your life better than it is today. All you need to know is the date and time. Now get there early, get in line, shut up, and have your wallet ready."
     
  12. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    My point is nothing to do with Scotland or England, it's the fact that it riles me that people will always say "I'm English" before they say "I'm British" or they'll say "I'm from Northern Ireland" before they say "I'm from the UK".

    We are all residents of the same country - the United Kingdom.
     
  13. winstano macrumors regular

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    The British price isn't half the original price though... I can't remember what price o2 sold the original for to clear their stocks, but either way, £100 is less than half (I think?)
     
  14. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    The 8GB model was £269 but then dropped to £169 for a while.

    I really resent this idea because the minimum you have to pay to get an iPhone 3G is £639 (£99+30x18). Same goes for AT&T, the "Half Original Price" analogy is stupid because you end up paying more by the end of the contract.
     
  15. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    The British one only says a surprisingly low price, as the old iPhone was only £169, and the new one is £99, so not half price.
     
  16. Loopy65 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol so true and I'd be one of the ones in line!!

    Loopy
     
  17. winstano macrumors regular

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    Cheers, I knew they dropped it but couldn't remember how much by, all I remembered was the £269 forked out in Nov :eek:

    It's kinda the same with any phone though... "The new HTC Touch Diamond, free on contract"... At £35 a month. It's the same with any phone, the initial price is all that really matters to people, the contract prices are a given. I don't think there'd be too many people moaning that you pay £100 and get an iPod as well as a phone for the same contract price as the HTC...

    I do admire o2 for not following AT&T's route though and keeping the contract prices the same, and allowing some users to upgrade for free, the rest for the price of the handset...
     
  18. tallyho macrumors 6502a

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    I live in Edinburgh and there's a big bit of graffiti I walk past every day that says "Scottish not British"... I'm not sure that people from England *do* say "I'm English" before "I'm British", but a lot of Scots do say "I'm Scottish" before "I'm British". Given I'm half Scottish and half English I'm just confused :eek:
     
  19. sk8mash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If someone was to ask me, I would say I'm English. Im not really sure I get your point, but isn't it like saying the name of the town you live in rather than the county when someone asks? Saying Im English seems a bit more accurate than saying i'm British. Have I misunderstood?
     
  20. peterhenley macrumors member

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    Stop resenting and get a life! Don't buy one if you don't like the terms...no one is forcing you...btw, you have 18 month contracts, we have 24 months, so you should be running outside, in the rain to celebrate!
    :(:D;):eek:
     
  21. sk8mash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    He is only resenting Apples analogy...
     
  22. peterhenley macrumors member

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    But the basis for his resentment is all wrong. All advanced phones/PDAs have similar t&c's. What he really should be doing is a TCO comparison - total cost of ownership. It's a fundamental business arithmetic tool to work out what it will cost you to own a pretty toy. Initial cost + monthly fee over life of lease/contract.
     
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  24. peterhenley macrumors member

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    While we're in a pedantic mood, I've met more Scots who say they are Scottish before they say "British". If you're from England, what's wrong with saying that? And why do you have multiple names for the same piece of land mass? Great Britain, United Kingdom, EnglandScotlandWalesNorthernIreland. Brits say they're "British" when visiting the US, to confer a certain superiority on the native colonials....
     
  25. peterhenley macrumors member

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    Is it true there's a grass roots movement in England to rebuild Hadrian's Wall? Or is that just an urban myth?
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