Another New iPhone Ad: 'Fix'

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Apple has posted another new iPhone commercial, entitled 'Fix', to their ad gallery. Similar to 'Read', which was released yesterday, 'Fix' highlights three different applications linked by a common theme. As the title suggests, each application featured in 'Fix' aids in solving a problem of some sort.

    - Rocket Taxi [App Store]: locating taxi companies in over 10,000 cities using locations determined by GPS or Wi-Fi
    - Tipulator [App Store]: calculating tips on restaurant bills and splitting checks among members of a party using a "slot machine" interface of spinning dials
    - MultiLevel [App Store]: ensuring level surfaces using a virtual bubble level

    Article Link: Another New iPhone Ad: 'Fix'
  2. KRAPPS macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2008
    I guess my first thought is ... with the MULTITUDE of tip and level apps, why did Apple choose Tipulator and MultiLevel??? Is it luck of the draw these two apps were chosen or is something else involved like a rating system?
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I think they just want to show a variety of apps, and have the message sink in after a whole series of ads, each with a "random" subset of what's available. The meta-message is: there's an app for anything I might want.
  4. rickdollar macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2007
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    All three of those apps seem pretty amazing. Never would have given them a 2nd thought...
  6. newyorksole macrumors 68030

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    wow i didn't know these apps were in the app store lol, i wonder what other amazing apps are out there
  7. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    Those apps are all pretty cool. I didn't even know they existed.
  8. SilvorX macrumors 68000


    May 24, 2002
    'Toba, Canada
  9. minik macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    Now I know. MultiLevel sounds like a very neat app on the iPhone.
  10. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2007
    On my iPhone
    LOL, and hosted by Benny Hill...
  11. css1323 macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    Every time I see an iPhone commercial on TV, it still surprises me. Even though I own one, I'm reassured that what I got is a very impressive and powerful product.

    Just seeing the other 3G ads on Apple's website gives me a feeling of nostalgia even though it was released just last year! The choice of music adds even more feeling to the ads. I could easily see these ads in another 10 years and wonder where I was during the iPhone 3G's time.
  12. ChristophK macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2009
    Tokyo Bay
    Those commercials allways end up really catchy. They do a good job.
  13. Gravity macrumors regular


    Oct 10, 2002
    Benny Hill passed away a long time ago... :-(
  14. WPeterson macrumors member


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York
    what does it "fix"?

    it's another show about finger dancing, i guess.
    apple's always selling his ideas about tech lifestyle.

  15. manhattanboy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2007
    In ur GF's bed, Oh no he didn't!
    My first thought was that "fix" was an advertisement aimed at AT&T's 3G speeds and how they need to "fix" them:rolleyes:
  16. emulator macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2005
    In a world where occupiers are destroyed
    very amazing what marketing can achieve!
  17. chimerical macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2004
    ihandy carpenter's a good alternative to multilevel.
  18. Theophany macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2008
    NW London.
    "If you wanna make it look like a friend and not you, there's an app for that."
  19. davidrosenbloom macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2009
    Wait or buy 16 g i phone now


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  20. reaves205 macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2009
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