Flash icon visible in local car dealer iphone giveaway

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Murgatroyd27, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Murgatroyd27 macrumors newbie

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    So, watching an episode of Chuck tonight (Nov. 19) and saw a local car dealer (Freedom Dodge, Lexington, Ky) pitching a free iPhone with purchase of a car, yada yada.

    Anyway, something interesting - I haven't seen before, nor can I find reference to it on the web yet - the image of the iPhone they are using has a flash icon on the home page of the phone and what appears to be a stand-alone flash player. I took a photo of the tv (with my iPhone, of course). I'll try to attach the two photos (not done this before here)
     

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  2. vegas-steven macrumors regular

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    honestly, as happy as that makes me, I know that often people use stock images downloaded from who knows where for ads and marketing.
     
  3. TimTheEnchanter macrumors 6502a

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    it has the old calculator icon and no itunes store either.
     
  4. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    that's what I first noticed...
    also, all real icons are square based.. The flash icon doesnt follow apple's icons.
     
  5. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    hate to burst your bubble but if I was making an ad with an iphone in it I would intentionally put in an icon for some future app just to generate buzz. flash, gps, mms, etc.

    ...it did get you to post about it
     
  6. Murgatroyd27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could be - but I think that's giving them too much credit. The ads typically produced locally here are so terrible I wouldn't have thought someone would have thought of that. :)
     
  7. TimTheEnchanter macrumors 6502a

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    The image would most likely show-up in a Google search I bet. That could have been where they got it and knowing how car dealers don't spend anything for creative, I be it was their marketing manager that threw it together in powerpoint.

    edit: oops! this was a tv spot.... well then it was the marketing manager's 13 year old son putting it together in Disney Video Studio. ;)
     

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