Anyone else find the iPhone 6 commercials absolutely terrible?

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  1. KuchiKopi macrumors regular

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    They are obnoxious, not amusing whatsoever, and don't even do a good job of highlighting the features. I'm embarrassed whenever they come on.
     
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    I wouldn't categorize them as obnoxious, they're just lame.
     
  4. KuchiKopi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Obviously. My point is, for a company like Apple that has typically done such a good job with marketing, its surprising they would air commercials so bad.
     
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    I agree, they're pretty stupid. They look like they put no thought into them at all.
     
  7. HenryDJP macrumors 603

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    Actually I find them to be quite comical with Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. The only weird thing is if Apple hadn't mentioned it was them during the keynote I'm not sure I would either recognize or pay attention to their voices enough to know it was them. But otherwise very classy ad, unlike Samsung's usual junk ads bashing the iPhone 6. I would rather see Apple's iPhone 6 ads than Samsung's bashing ones.
     
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    This, exactly this
     
  9. Batman89 macrumors 6502

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    They are pretty terrible.

    I thought Apple had gotten a new, better ad agency this time around?
     
  10. indychris macrumors 6502

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    I was afraid maybe I had so lost my grasp on reasonable that I was the only one who felt the new ads pathetic. Nice to know I'm not entirely alone.
     
  11. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Nope, same one, though apparently the rumblings are that they are on the way out.
     
  12. ColdShadow macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I find them embarrassing and stupid.not good at all.
     
  13. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    To me, it just sounds like you are just trying to find something that people on this forum haven't complained about yet. Next, people are gonna try whining about how the corners of the iPhone are too rounded, or that the speaker holes are a millimeter too close together (I am not saying that either of those are true, just pointing out that people can find really stupid things to complain about).

    Anyways, the commercial did its job...it certainly caught your attention.
     
  14. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    They are pretty bad. I remember their older commercials were funnier and others really made me want to buy the product.
     
  15. JoeTomasone macrumors 6502

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    +1
     
  16. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    The only one that makes me uncomfortable is the one where they're singing. Other than that, I don't have a problem with any of them.
     
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    Why are you embarrassed?
     
  18. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Apple hasn't put out a funny commercial since the mac/pc commercials. However, funny commercials are not very effective. Make them too funny, and people forget what product was being shilled.
     
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    They aren't great but I don't find myself embarrassed. The product is good enough they don't really need commercials anyway!
     
  21. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    I like them, but then I love jimmy fallon and instantly knew who the voices were when they played it during the keynote.
     
  22. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I agree they don't need commercials the product sells it self
     
  23. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    capitalizing on popular culture now...this is not the apple of the 90s
     
  24. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    I do find them a bit... silly... for lack of a better term. I don't think they're "terrible" though. They show off the different features of the 6. With Samsung's wallhugger ad, the iPhone has more screen time than their own Galaxy S5. Also, like stated above, the iPhone doesn't even need a "good" commercial, or a commercial at all. It sold 10 million opening weekend, and what was it... an additional 4 million reservations in China already? Apple can afford to be as lame/silly/quirky as they want.
     
  25. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    I think the competitors commercials are dumb. None of them embaress me; I didn't write the script for them!
     

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