New iPhone Ads 2-22-10

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macduke, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    Just saw them both for the first time tonight. Since i'm not a proud parent I couldn't really relate to the whole first steps one. Infact knowing my family I would have called and gotten a "what do you want" followed by "how do I open this thing you sent me". I have done work while on hold, though.
  3. Hissori macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2008
    Is it just me or is the apple logo darker now at the end?

    Seems like apple is shifting towards the darker apple logo (like the one on the iPad) rather than the current light grey one.
  4. spillproof macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2009
    It must be hard to resell a phone over and over with out being repetitive and just talking about apps from the app store.

    "First Steps" was something any generic video capable phone could do. Not really that impressed, personally. Maybe the quality and ease of use is what they were selling, but that was a bit of a reach. 2/5

    "Hold On" was good. It emphasized the ability to do voice and data, as well as feature a few apps and capabilities of the iPhone. 4/5

    And no, I don't have any better ideas.
  5. McBeats macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2007
    omg, please dont be one of those parents that notifies everyone about ur kids first steps... waste of multimedia download allowance (or whatever you call it).
  6. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2009
    In a Van Down By The River! Metro Detroit!
    #1... well i guess if you think about it, that is kind of "multi-tasking"..... i'm sure that's all we'll get....

    #2... since when can i send an MMS & HAVE IT GO THROUGH?...:D
  7. 00146CB58122 macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2009
    "On hold" is showing people that the iPhone does support some forms of multi tasking.
  8. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2005
    Found it odd that the On Hold clip was completely using WiFi for their connection. Seems they would be pushing that 3G could do that.
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Why would I call something you invented anything at all?

    We could call it Waste of McBeat's Imaginary Allowance if you like.
  10. djellison macrumors 68020

    Feb 2, 2007
    Pasadena CA
    Two of the three iPhones models in the field can't even do what's in the first video.
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    The entire point of an ad is to get you to buy a new product.

    That's why they make them.

    You expect them to run an ad with the slogan "Yeah, you should probably just stick with the phone you've already got" ?
  12. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit

    I does show the 3GS logo at the end of the video. ;) of course they are trying to market the latest and greatest. Because we need more people asking should I get a 3GS now or wait! :rolleyes:
  13. fluffer macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2009
    But on the First Steps ad, am I not correct that on O2 in the UK, sending the vid over 3G would not enable you to make a voice call at the same time?
  14. Becordial macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    Hey, I was just thinking that very question to myself! :D
  15. RedDrink macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    F.Y.I., the song in the commercial is "Stringing Up Conkers" by The Boy Least Likely To. iTunes Link
  16. roiegat macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009
    I like them both but can relate to number 1 a bit more. I have a 16 month old and my wife and I got our Iphones 3gs when it first came out. Since we've gotten them, I've been using the video feature of it to capture a lot fo great moments. Sure I could use our nice video camera to capture them, but then I have to download them, edit them, and then upload them. Even with IPhoto making it super easy - I still like doing it via the IPhone.

    When it came time for my daughter to walk I had the Iphone ready and recorded her walking from y wife to me. I was able to upload it on facebook within minutes and have my family see it in less then ten minutes. This is what I really like about it. I don't get annoying calls from my parents anymore wanting me to upload new pictures, because anything cute my kids do - it's on facebook for my parents to see.

    A word of caution though. Since facebook is a social networking site, make sure all your video are restricted to only those you want to show them too. I restrict mines to only friends, since that is my intended audience.
  17. Eso macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2008
  18. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    You can send and call at the same time.
  19. libertyforall macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2006
    Yea, don't mind being on hold IF they don't charge you by the minute for being on hold!

    I am still waiting for true iPhone VoIP integration, and PTT (Push To Talk)...
  20. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    First Steps

    Mom would have kept baby's first steps a secret instead of using a land line or MobileMe or YouTube?

    Yeah, I know, artistic license for a commercial.
  21. ineedamac macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
  22. blackpond macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2008

    How does a person hold and use a phone in that exact position for 30 seconds without moving even a tiny bit? It's creepy! Like cyborg hands or something!
  23. pintnight macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2008
    There is a prop holding the iphone, the actor is just pretending to hold the iphone.
  24. cwwilson macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    I take it you've seen the Geico iPhone commercial. :p
  25. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

    Mar 10, 2005
    I was recording and sending (posting, editing, etc) video clips long before the iPhone was ever introduced. There was no way I'd buy an iPhone until they brought these features into their phone lineup.

    In fact, Apple is just promoting a new feature (to them) that many people were requesting from the very beginning. Video recording, MMS? Hi Apple, welcome to 2005.

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