Apple Releases New 'FaceTime Every Day' Ad

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has released a new iPhone ad called "FaceTime Every Day," the third in the popular people-oriented ad series the company launched earlier this year. The previous ads, "Music Every Day" and "Photos Every Day" highlighted the iPhone's Music and Camera apps.

    As with the other ads in the series that focused on music and photos, FaceTime Every Day highlights Apple's FaceTime app. The spot features a number of people of all ages using FaceTime in various locations across the world.

    Soft music plays as a group wishes a man happy birthday from afar, fireworks are shared across long distances, and a woman uses the app to communicate with sign language.

    The advertisement ends with a familiar line: "Every day more people connect face to face on the iPhone than any other phone."

    Article Link: Apple Releases New 'FaceTime Every Day' Ad
  2. Bensalama21 macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2011
    The music in these "Every Day" Ads are simply incredible!
  3. theheadguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2005
    Unimpressive. I'd rather use Tango and speak to people across iOS and Android platforms.
  4. modemthug macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2010

  5. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    When my parents went to vacation on China, they were easily able to facetime with me with no problems. They're not the smartest when it comes to smartphones but without a hitch they were able to call me via Facetime. Honestly, it was probably the best thing ever invented so far. Easy to use like a phone call without setting up another account or whatnot
  6. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2012
    And this is one of the biggest reasons iphone is still successful. It's just such an accessible device and the experience is so consistent.
  7. Pyrrhic Victory macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2012
    Face time is kind of superfluous when you could just use skype.
  8. AnorexicPig macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2012
    Winnipeg,Canada/New Delhi India
    FaceTime is so super simple to use, and it acts just like a phone call-makes it so much easy for my parents back home to be able to video chat.
    And works with iPad,iPhone and even Mac :D

    No need to remember user ids and passwords separately for Skype or log-in, worry about setting up and filling a new profile etc. Love FT !
  9. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    What a great ad! This ad actually resonates with me personally at this moment. I'm currently in Melbourne, Australia right now, and my wife is back home in the SF Bay Area. She was at her sister's moving away party yesterday, and I facetime'd her from my hotel room. It was actually a really personal experience that I am all the way across the world, but I could see a bit of the going away party, and my wife could see my views of Melbourne out the window. Of course I know this is possible w/ skype or other technologies, but the simplicity, ease of use, and quality of the facetime call was unparalleled.
  10. macrumorsuser10 macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2010
  11. captain kaos macrumors 65816

    captain kaos

    Jan 16, 2008
    Not sure if i spot sarcasm there.....
  12. slrandall macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Unless you want the call to be private, of course.
  13. Fishticks macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    Farcetime everyday.
    Like Maps, iMessage, Siri... It doesn't work properly.
  14. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    This would've been an amazing ad... three years ago.

    C'mon apple, show us some new features.
  15. driceman macrumors 6502


    Mar 13, 2012
    Exactly. Most smartphones have basically the same features these days, but what makes iPhones stand out to me is that they're just straight-up easier to use. You can complain that they're not customizable enough until you're blue in the face, but ultimately, at least in my experience, they work. They do what you need them to do and do it quickly by cutting away all the clutter that can possibly be cut. I've used several Android phones and the main thing I noticed was that they're a lot like iPhones but with more clutter. More menus to navigate, essentially twice as many home screens (in the case of the Galaxy S phones, there's an app screen like iPhone's and an Android home screen on top of it for no reason), and a bunch of junk that makes it harder to navigate for your joe-average user. It's not that I CAN'T navigate Android, it's that I'd RATHER not have to navigate at all-which is how I feel using my iPhone. I've had multiple Android users come to me asking how to change a setting or something, and I'm able to do it for them. The thing is, I don't get iPhone users doing the same thing nearly as much, and I know a lot of iPhone users.

    Not to be a fanboy... which this post definitely came off as... but I guess I'm on this site for a reason. :D

    "It just works." :apple:

    /fanboy soapbox


    If you don't mind using the king of dropped calls...

    Probably shouldn't feed the trolls. :p
  16. osaga macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    The guy on steps kissing too fake, and that apartment too pretentious. Hi low? what accent is that. I sorta liked the dog, did he apologize great. Was there a time/budget constraint on this production? Could have been better.
  17. Slevin macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2007
    New York
  18. FatLip macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2013
    on da moon
    very deceitful advert, you read it and its mind boggling, cant wait till these corrupted advertising techniques are outlawed one day

    so whats new about facetme according to this advert, is it that old people can now be seen? wow, now more people young and old can be seen? weird
  19. kis macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2007
    yeah, it's really a revelation. It's probably the best thing that was every invented - it's a so beautiful it makes me cry every time I look at it, as though it's been created by god himself. The form, the functionality, the totally immersive experience - it's like Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo double-re-incarnated into Steve Jobs to change the entire world for the better once more.

    ps: Facetime sucks. Considering that fewer and fewer people actually use their phones to call, you can go figure how many use them for video-calls. And if I have to, I use Skype as that's what's on everyone else's phone.
  20. FatLip macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2013
    on da moon
    nokia is also jumping on the band wagon, it should be against the law to use another product in order to promote yours, crazy
  21. Quu macrumors 68020


    Apr 2, 2007
    I think these ads would be better without the voiceover at the end. Just show the Apple logo and end.
  22. Wurm5150 macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2010
    Skype is kind of superfluous when the people on the side of a video call has an iOS device or a Mac..
  23. kis macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2007
    so you're saying WP8 is harder to use than an iPhone? :)

    I prefer the occasional dropped call over not being able to call anyone at all because literally nobody I know has an iPhone (or a Mac, for that matter).


    it is in pretty much every country except the US. I found it very funny to see the brands bash each-other on TV and billboards all over the place when I recently visited Florida
  24. Thares macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2011
    Dresden, Germany
    I've to say that facetime really does a difference for me. Countless times I use facetime to just video call my girlfriend. My brother used it when he visited the US back last year. It is just easy. I really like it.
  25. keysofanxiety macrumors 604


    Nov 23, 2011
    How true. Just last week I was talking to my Australian relatives on Skype.

    "How's everything going?" I asked them.

    "Everything's … glug … blig blog … glug glug", they replied. Then the call disconnected.

    Seriously, if you think Skype holds a candle to FaceTime's quality/stability, you haven't been using it enough.

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