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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001


Apple posted two new iPhone ads to their site: Instead and Amazing

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macrumors 6502
Jan 3, 2007
It occurred to me while watching both of these that I can't find the ring tone used in either commercial on my iPhone. Did I miss something?


macrumors 6502a
Jul 15, 2007
It occurred to me while watching both of these that I can't find the ring tone used in either commercial on my iPhone. Did I miss something?

I noticed the same thing. I couldn't find those ringtones on my phone.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 23, 2006
Amazing is good, the other one is boring. Both of these ads don't seem to have the same production values as before; the camera goes out of focus sometimes and the colors seem off.


macrumors 603
Dec 2, 2006
the OC
It occurred to me while watching both of these that I can't find the ring tone used in either commercial on my iPhone. Did I miss something?

it's always bothered me this ring tone isn't included in the iphone. the iphone doesn't really have a standard cell phone ringer. :(


macrumors 68030
Sep 20, 2005
New Jersey
the picture of the person calling does not show up next to their name, but as a wallpaper instead

In order to do this, I believe you apply the contact's picture via Address Book and sync it from there. When a person calls, it should now display how it is in the ads.


macrumors G3
May 25, 2004
what confuses me is that apple used to show the clown fish wallpaper yet didn't include them.
the ads were ok... not great - i think the hype is over

Ha ze

macrumors regular
Jul 30, 2006
I would have rather seen something else Instead cause these were not Amazing.


macrumors member
Aug 6, 2006
Looks like they don't care about caniabalizing iPod sells!

"Why carry an iPod and a phone?"

"Why not carry an iPod with your favorite music, favorite videos, in your phone?"

These are quotes from the commercial.



macrumors 68040
Amazing was fine.

Instead was a terribly conceived ad. Why not carry an iPhone instead of your iPod and cell phone?

OK, so the ad is now only targeting people with an iPod and a cell phone.

So if you already have an iPod and a cell phone, and you have too much stuff, you should get another device? Meaning you should do what with your iPod and phone? Well, you could sell your iPod on eBay, and you could pay a $200 termination fee to your cell phone carrier, join ATT, and then buy an iPhone for $500 and pay possibly more per month than you were before for your cell phone.

That does sound simple!

Good lord, why do they ask a "why not" question to which there are a million valid answers!

They obviously are having weaker than expected sales and are trying to cut into their own iPod market.


macrumors 6502a
Mar 8, 2004
American living in Canada
These ads don't seem exciting to me. Don't get me wrong, I sure hope they work, I want iPhones to sell. But they don't seem like traditional Apple ads to me and I don't care for the fact that someone is holding the iPhone. Sure that's its normal use and stuff, and that's what they need to portray, but it moves around since it is not on a solid surface and I think it's odd.


macrumors 68020
Jul 24, 2007
I also noticed the picture showing up differently when you get a call. I guess I will have to try doing it the address book way.

Speaking of things that have been shown on iPhone but do not exist, my friend recently pointed out to me that in the Keynote on iPhone the email app has a split view that is not on the actual phone. Anyone else notice/remember this? It probably has been brought up already, I am just slow I guess.


macrumors regular
Apr 4, 2007
Yay MIKA!!

For some reason the ad page doesn't load videos for me... here are direct links for anyone else who might experience this:

I agree with the lower-production appearance... but i think it is because they are using an actual iPhone, rather than touching up or remastering the screen of the device? That's ok with me, because it still looks sweet.

Seriously, tho... how do they get the YouTube video to resume in the middle? Nothing i do can get a video to load as fast as it does in the vid. And it is starting a minute or so into the video. Anyone else able to do this like they did?

Also... isn't it amazing that Ok Go covered the entire back wall of the treadmill room with aluminum foil? I thought so. ;)
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