New iPhone Ad: 'Read'

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Apple has posted a new iPhone ad, 'Read', to their ad gallery. The commercial highlights the diversity of applications available for the iPhone by showing brief snippets of three different apps linked by the common thread of "reading".

    - Yelp [App Store]: find restaurants and browse restaurant reviews
    - OsiriX [App Store]: physician-oriented application for viewing MRI images
    - Classics [App Store]: eBook application offering over a dozen literary classics

    Article Link: New iPhone Ad: 'Read'
  2. G5Unit macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2005
    I'm calling the cops
    Continues the trend of ads for the iPhone that would really be great if the same were done for Mac OS X;)
  3. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Love how AT&T claim to be the nation's fastest 3G network at the end....yah
  4. leandromp macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2008
    this is my favorite so far!
    like.. more REAL.
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    I've got two of the three, though I'm saving my lunch money for two days to get that OsiriX app, nice commercial, but how come I don't see the silver spinning gear/spoked-wheel on the commercial?
  6. macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2008
    is it just me or has the iphone been slightly tilted in all of these commercials?
  7. iTzChasE macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2008
    Its tilted. Or were both crazy.
  8. SteveMobs macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2008
    Washington D.C.
  9. rstansby macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2007
    Of course nobody will buy that app, because as Steve Jobs said less than a year ago (when talking about the Amazon ebook reader): "It doesn't matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don't read anymore... The whole conception is flawed at the top because people don't read anymore."
  10. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    Pretty good commercial overall. Classics is an amazing book reader but I just wish they would start to add newer books:(
  11. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 9, 2007
    Apple is REALLy using this app store as the iPhones main selling point now.

    They no longer brag about
    "how fast the iPhone is"
    "how easy it is to use"
    "How everything just comes together"

    now its always

    "you can do this"
    "you can do that"
    "you can do whatever you want!"

    i mean, not saying its not a good advertising scheme, in fact its brilliant way to say "Yeah can the blackberry do this, AND this?"

    its just something i have noticed.

    Maybe its cause due to lack of general features like MMS, or Copy/paste apple realised it was immoral to brag about how well the iPhone did everything.
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Good for Apple. :)

    This Classics app is nice and all, but I really would like to see Apple see what could happen with the possibility of the iPhone and iTunes platform going toe-to-toe with the Kindle. Digital books apps still seem too fragmented and the coverage far too restricted to me.
  13. sminman macrumors member


    Aug 6, 2006
    This commercial is so straight forward and to the point.

    I love how it lets the user let their imagination run wild with 1000's upon 1000's Apps that can help them in their day to day life.

    Great commercial...
  14. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    This is one of the many ads I've been waiting for.
    Well done Apple!
  15. NonY macrumors newbie


    Jan 25, 2009
    Kansas, hahahaha...
  16. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Berklee College of Music
    Great ad. The only thing that bugs the hell out of me about the ads is that they always cut it off at that chord in the song (I don't know the song, but it's likely a dominant or a similar functioning chord due to the leading tension) where you're expecting resolution, but it never comes.
  17. maknik macrumors regular

    May 17, 2006
    I was playing around with a friend's copy, and before he got nervous, it seemed like you could open up the App package and replace one of the book files (they're just pdfs) with your own pdf, as long as it was properly formatted and chaptered. But I didn't actually save it and try it, so I'm not sure. Any owner want to give it a shot?
  18. iopo macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2009
    I guess that is intentional, this a commercial and so the resolution is...buying it
  19. deannnnn macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2007
    New York City & South Florida
    lol... believe it or not they are... as long as nobody else is using it.

    Maybe that's why they call it CLASSICS.
  20. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC

    The iPhone and the app store are a lot different from what other cell phones offer. This kind of add makes people say "Whoa! my phone can't do that!"

    OSX, however, isn't as different from Windows. Run an add showing mail or Finder and people will say "So what?"

    What makes Macs better? Things like Time Machine, security, and the ability to run OSX and Windows. And oh look...the "I'm a Mac" ads adressed ALL of those, and you can't tell me the secret service agent isn't more memorable than a screen shot of "security" (whatever that might be, I"m not even sure).
  21. jasonbrennan macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2006
    I don't think Apple considers those things to be "lacking", and I highly doubt you will ever see them on an iPhone. People always complained (on blogs) the iPod was lacking critical features like FM tuner, etc. But it never came. You know why? Because most people really don't care. At all. Sure, tech people might care, but mass market? No way.

    And much the same way, mass market does not care about copy+paste. They don't really care about MMS either (email works better, and is cheaper -- it's a no brainer).

    At first Apple was really marketing the phone as a great phone, because that's what it was. Now they are marketing it as a great platform, because that's what it is. The more users for this platform, the more developers. And the more developers, the more users. And then they start to dominate, much like Windows did in the 90s.
  22. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    I wonder how many of the people who bought 'Classics' actually finished reading a book?
  23. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

    Apr 10, 2003
    The "Garden" state
    I would love to see Apple do something in this space...there's so much potential for more innovation.

    Amazon's kindle also provides a very interesting model for iTunes. I can go on, shop for books for my kindle, and with one click order them. I go to my kindle when I'm done and there are my purchases waiting for me. When I'm done with the book, I can delete it from the kindle but get it back anytime I want by just selecting it from my library. Would love to see Apple do something like that for pictures, music and apps. Buy an app on iTunes, it shows up on your iPhone. Or upload an album to mobileme, and the album appears on your iPhone. Etc.
  24. MattZani macrumors 68030


    Apr 20, 2008
  25. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2009
    a boat
    I absolutely love every apple commercial i have ever seen!!! there amazing :apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:

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