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kevmbpro

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Jun 11, 2006
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"Feeling is Believing" Because you can't hear on the damn phone!

iPhones volume is too soft. Therefore you must use your other sense to compensate!
 

swingerofbirch

macrumors 68040
I don't follow magazines so I had not seen this, so I will disagree with the playah hatas and thank the subby.

Best Apple ad ever was when I was in my high school library and was flipping through a magazine and found a pull out ad for the PowerBook G3 that had a shark. That was le awesome.
 

ventro

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Sep 23, 2006
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The whole "Apple: iPhone = God" suggestion seems to be little too much, MacDailyNews.
 

Shiggy M

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Jul 12, 2007
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Apple steals others ads without credit, again!

Just like all of Apple's other stolen ads (Timberland iPod ad, video wall AppleTV splash screen), this one is wholly unoriginal as well. Apple has stolen this directly from the official taglines of Nintendo's ultra-successful products, the DS and Wii:

"Nintendo Says Touching Is Good"
http://www.adrants.com/2004/10/nintendo-says-touching-is-good.php

"Nintendo On Unique Wii Controller: 'Playing Is Believing'"
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1531448/20060509/id_0.jhtml
 

EricNau

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Apr 27, 2005
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Just like all of Apple's other stolen ads (Timberland iPod ad, video wall AppleTV splash screen), this one is wholly unoriginal as well. Apple has stolen this directly from the official taglines of Nintendo's ultra-successful products, the DS and Wii:

"Nintendo Says Touching Is Good"
http://www.adrants.com/2004/10/nintendo-says-touching-is-good.php

"Nintendo On Unique Wii Controller: 'Playing Is Believing'"
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1531448/20060509/id_0.jhtml
Oh, please. Apple didn't steal anything.

The phrase "Touching is believing" is a clichéd phrase that Apple used because it applies perfectly to the iPhone.

Unoriginal? Maybe. Stolen? ...I don't think so.
 

LostPacket

macrumors member
Jun 26, 2003
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Canada, eh
Oh, please. Apple didn't steal anything.

The phrase "Touching is believing" is a clichéd phrase that Apple used because it applies perfectly to the iPhone.

Unoriginal? Maybe. Stolen? ...I don't think so.
Exactly. It's just a play on words. There's no violation here. Does he actually think Apple should give credit because someone has used the word "touch" in their ad before they did? Whatever.
 

Doctor Q

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Sep 19, 2002
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It's a good ad. I like the glowing screen and the way finger motion is shown.

If only the iPhone would really hold still in space like that!
 

ajhill

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May 2, 2007
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Perfect!

After all that has been said and done about the iPhone this ad perfectly captures the reason it will have mass appeal. It is simply elegant.

It does have a magical draw that pulls you in. It should do well to attract more PC users to consider purchasing Macs. The last time I was in the Apple store it was wall to wall people. Amazing.

Love my iPhone!
 

dicklacara

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Jul 29, 2004
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As a long time (1978) satisfied Apple customer and an AAPL share holder I, for one, am very interested how Apple and its products are presented and perceived.

Glad to see this reported...
 

dicklacara

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Jul 29, 2004
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I don't follow magazines so I had not seen this, so I will disagree with the playah hatas and thank the subby.

Best Apple ad ever was when I was in my high school library and was flipping through a magazine and found a pull out ad for the PowerBook G3 that had a shark. That was le awesome.
Here's my fav (circa 1977):

 

KristieMac

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Jun 3, 2007
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Harrisburg, PA
After all that has been said and done about the iPhone this ad perfectly captures the reason it will have mass appeal. It is simply elegant.

It does have a magical draw that pulls you in. It should do well to attract more PC users to consider purchasing Macs. The last time I was in the Apple store it was wall to wall people. Amazing.

Love my iPhone!
One thing I've always noticed, even when I was hardcore PC, is the elegance and simplicity of Apple design. I can see it in their products and ads. They just don't NEED all the flashy BS.
 

EricNau

Moderator emeritus
Apr 27, 2005
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Ad discussion here.

For those who want to talk about what stories go where: New thread here

arn
Arn,

I think too many posts got transfered over, because many of the other posts are much more applicable to this thread, not site & forum feedback.

(For example, all of the posts listing which magazines this ad can be found in, seem to fit better in this thread).

Thanks
 

dernhelm

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May 20, 2002
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Just like all of Apple's other stolen ads (Timberland iPod ad, video wall AppleTV splash screen), this one is wholly unoriginal as well. Apple has stolen this directly from the official taglines of Nintendo's ultra-successful products, the DS and Wii:

"Nintendo Says Touching Is Good"
http://www.adrants.com/2004/10/nintendo-says-touching-is-good.php

"Nintendo On Unique Wii Controller: 'Playing Is Believing'"
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1531448/20060509/id_0.jhtml
You must be kidding. It's a take off on "seeing is believing". By your analogy, Nintendo's ads weren't original either. I'd seen "tasting is believing" ads for donuts for a long time. The fact that both apple and Nintendo use touch screens as interface technology on some of their products means both will likely tout that interface in similar ways.


Myself, I like the ad. Like the iPhone, it is simple, elegant and to the point (if you will forgive my bad pun).
 
Just like all of Apple's other stolen ads (Timberland iPod ad, video wall AppleTV splash screen), this one is wholly unoriginal as well. Apple has stolen this directly from the official taglines of Nintendo's ultra-successful products, the DS and Wii:

"Nintendo Says Touching Is Good"
http://www.adrants.com/2004/10/nintendo-says-touching-is-good.php

"Nintendo On Unique Wii Controller: 'Playing Is Believing'"
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1531448/20060509/id_0.jhtml
I could think up ridiculous examples that make everyone theives, but I doubt it would be worthwhile, much like this connection you've made. Come on, now.

~ CB