Instinct vs. iPhone ads...

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  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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  2. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I guess it's cause I've never been in the iPhone forums on here! :D I wish Apple would make a more traditional iPhone for those that like buttons and don't need all the bells and whistles. I just want a "regular" phone that syncs perfectly with my Mac. (contacts, ical, etc..) Don't need internet. Smaller size would be great too. I basically want an Apple branded RAZr.
     
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Nothing special. Make ads so dumb that it 1) appeals to fifth-graders, and 2) makes smart people feel stupid. I can't decide if the 3G or battery-replacing one was the worst.

    The problem with it all is they didn't really show much functionality outside of the GPS ad. They also didn't point out that Sprint's voice coverage blows long and hard compared to AT&T's in most places.

    So basically, typical ads. Highlight your strengths and your competition's weakenesses. Probelm is the Instinct looked a little fugly, and you can't hide fugly.
     
  4. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I'm right there with you because then I could stop teaching my parents how to use cell phones. My mom acts like a deer in headlights with a Razr half the time. She also doesn't understand the common symbols for play, rewind, fast-forward, pause, and stop on any audio player. But I think she actually knows how to use my iPhone (aside from that iPod stuff). But she'd never use it worth the $30/month extra for all the data and such.
     
  5. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah...I just don't need a phone I need to pay $100/month for to use properly.
     
  6. nimda0 macrumors 6502

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    Hey!!! Great ads, I loved them and thought they were semi-humerous... but was I missing something?

    Where's the instincts internal 16gb hdd? Oh wait, you need to pay 129.99 plus buy an additional micro-sd card for like $70 or more. Damn, the phones are now the same price with equal memory size. :(

    Well, at least the instinct has the app-store? Oh wait, that's the iPhone.... hmmmm......

    ok ok, but the instinct has a removable battery housed by a cheap plastic cover! Crap, did I say cheap? Oops.

    Alright, I know what the Instinct can do that the iphone can't..... it can't talk to me... because crazy people who buy instincts over iphones have got to be have someone to talk to!!!!!

    Almost forgot... the iphone has the smooth user interface that NO other phone i've touched has had. It feels like it's well build when you hold it in your hand. It works great if you're not an idiot... and it has an appeal that no other phone will have in the next 2 years.
     
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    i was about to point this out as well. What about a large, high resolution screen? yes but not as big as the iphones

    what about multi-touch?
     
  8. branjosef macrumors 6502a

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    I like the instinct ad with the blond girl on the building ledge trying to touch the instinct. I wonder why? :cool:
     
  9. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    I just sold that phone to get a 3g. Ads are not true. Phone has 2 nice features and that's IT. turn by turn and lookup feature where you can find the phone # and address to ANY place you can think of. I never called 411 or anything that provides #s the whole time I had it. Awesome!
    Internet was garbage! I added Opera to it, which people think is better than Safari........NOT!
     
  10. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Funny.

    There's another thread going on about how iPhone nano's would be a good idea, because so many people need a phone with just a few functions like turn-by-turn and business searches... but with no data plan...
     
  11. patdesignsinc macrumors regular

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    That was the LG Dare commercial, not the Samsung Instinct, HAHA
     
  12. branjosef macrumors 6502a

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    AHHHHHHH They all look alike to me (Runs and hugs his iphone) :D
     
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    This was my favorite ad for the iphone. i think it really sells its functionality :D
     

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  16. anjinha macrumors 604

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    That is too funny. :D

    When I went home for Christmas I couldn't actually use my iPhone, you know, as a phone because every time I took it out of my bag everyone wanted to see it and try the pinch to zoom and the swipe gestures and take pics and use safari...
     
  17. branjosef macrumors 6502a

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    At my work nobody seems to care...all I hear is "I-what???" "get that crap out of here you little punk" then again I work at a retirement community.
     
  18. Lamplighter77 macrumors member

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    Obviously not an instinct in this one but it made me laugh the first time I saw it when the G1 was first being released...

    [​IMG]
     
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