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Apple has released two new television commercials for the iPhone 3GS and posted them to its ad gallery.

Voice Control: Demonstrates the new Voice Control feature available on the iPhone 3GS, showing both the calling and music voice functions.


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Copy and Paste: Demonstrates the copy and paste functions available on the iPhone 3GS and in iPhone OS 3.0 for other devices. The ad shows copy and pasting of phone numbers, formatted text and images from Web pages, and maps between applications.


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Article Link: Two New iPhone 3GS Ads: 'Voice Control' and 'Copy and Paste'
 

David-fr

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I hav always think while looking at the ads; gosh i wish my iPhone worked as advertise. My voice control makes me lough.
 

Drumjim85

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Oct 7, 2007
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pretty lame they're advertising these like they're revolutionary.
Or maybe it's just because everyone was complaining about these two things and they are trying to reverse that.
 

queshy

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Finally, I have "discovered" an excellent song without Apple's help. This song is Matt Costa's "Mr. Pitiful" and is a truly excellent song. I discovered it while inside a gas station, and I heard it playing on the radio! It was shortly after featured in Apple's iPod nano ad (the green iPod nano has the album art).
 

MacFan782040

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Dec 1, 2003
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With "voice control", I can see a lot of non-iPhone users saying "I've had that feature on my phone for years".

Kinda embarrassing, but as somebody else has mentioned it was a feature missing that is now standard, maybe they are trying to make that known.
 

bretm

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Apr 12, 2002
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These commercials have been playing since Friday it Saturday. Not exactly breaking news. I've been watching them during Wimbledon on ESPN2 potentially all last week.
 

mrr

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Give me a friggin break! The original Mac128 had cut copy and paste in 1984!

http://www.digibarn.com/collections/ads/apple-mac/brochure4b.jpg

The original Palm Pilot back in 1996 had cut copy and paste!

Voice dialing has been pretty standard stuff on cell phones since 2000!

While the iphone has some very innovative interface controls, it has been very weak on features as compared to something like the Palm Treo.

As a former Palm Treo user, I much prefer the iPhone style, but really lament all of the features that are only now (or as of YET to come to the iPhone) such as cut copy paste, bluetooth keyboards, video, global search, bluetooth stereo, bluetooth syncing, syncing to dos, laptop tethering, streamlined email reading between accounts, quick backups, list view and categories for applications, no limits on apps, removable battery, removable media, IR, turn by turn navigation, mms, and voice dialing - all of which were on the the Palm Treo - 5 years ago!
 

Habakuk

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Jul 10, 2007
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Those Apple ads on their site... Since I have Safari (now version 4) I am always getting a perfect sound but just this spinning radar display and NO video images. Never mind if "small", "large" -- it makes no difference. "This is the new iPhone!" -- radar?

BTW it works fine with Firefox. A bit painful, Apple, isn't it?
 

SFStateStudent

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Voice control and copy, cut & paste have been major detractors since 2007, and now they aren't detractors at all. As for the Palm Pre, one of my brothers said that he finally got everything synced after (18) days of tech support averaging about 2-4 hours a day and some days totaling 6 hours in a day. Another downside for the Palm Pre, he still can't sync all of his videos, tv shows, music and contacts.....:eek::eek::eek:
 

iCantwait

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Sep 3, 2007
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Finally, I have "discovered" an excellent song without Apple's help. This song is Matt Costa's "Mr. Pitiful" and is a truly excellent song. I discovered it while inside a gas station, and I heard it playing on the radio! It was shortly after featured in Apple's iPod nano ad (the green iPod nano has the album art).

i got it as free download of the week, back in the day.

and it was on the trailer for ghost town
 

tax

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Aug 2, 2008
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copy a map ... o rly?

the end of the "copy-paste" clip is kind of a fake. "you can copy a map" ???
thats a simple "image" of a google-map shown there ...
or did i miss sth, is there really a "copy" function hidden somewhere in the maps app? (don't even try to fiddle with maps.google.com inside mobile safari ...)

cheers
tax
 

bondsbw

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the end of the "copy-paste" clip is kind of a fake. "you can copy a map" ???
thats a simple "image" of a google-map shown there ...
or did i miss sth, is there really a "copy" function hidden somewhere in the maps app? (don't even try to fiddle with maps.google.com inside mobile safari ...)

You're right, the ad shows copying a map that is a Google search result. There doesn't seem to be any way to copy from Maps.

That ad isn't very good... I would have expected them to focus more on the intelligent copy in Safari. And the voice control ad should have focused more on how you can say things like "play more songs like this".
 

joro

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Jun 11, 2009
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Yeah, the voice control features is/was a nice idea but its failure to connect to Bluetooth headsets (at least in 3.0) is a big failure in my opinion. Plus, I’ve noticed it works great for me at calls but is terrible at the other advertised features such as “play this artist” or “what’s playing.”
 
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