Apple has begun airing a new TV commercial centering its iCloud cloud storage service, showing how easy it is to enable iCloud and sync your stuff between Macs, PCs, iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches. The ad sees not a single word spoken, yet everything beautifully explained, including different iCloud services such as Photo Stream, Automatic Downloads for songs, iBooks, apps, and wireless calendar syncing. You can watch the video below:
Samsung and Apple sure seem to have started 2012 the way the ended 2011. With a number of lawsuits and stats and a handful of mocking advertisements already witnessed this year, Samsung has rolled the dice once again on Apple, yet again mocking the iPhone (and iPhone users standing in long queues for the phone) with a Galaxy Note advert aired during Super Bowl XLVI last night. The Note, which neither qualifies to be a phone nor a tablet, stands out from the crowd with a 5.3 inch touchscreen and has also got a stylus — reminding us of something which the late Steve Jobs once proclaimed “if you see a stylus, they blew it”.
Apple? Samsung? The war goes on…
After battling it out for almost the entire 2011, Samsung and Apple’s war just won’t cease even on the last day of the year, throwing up a new controversy to welcome 2012 on a bitter note between them.
Apparently, Samsung has cast the same little girl that Apple used for an iPhone 4S advert, for their own TV commercial, sparking of a huge debate whether Samsung has at least one person left with an original idea or no.
Obviously, it could all just be a coincidence as well weighing up the girl’s acting skills. But then, given the recent unrest between the two tech giants, which reached new levels of sourness worldwide towards the end of 2011, many believe this is just another move by the Korean company to mock its bitter rivals from Cupertino, California.
Or, seeing it in lighter vein, we can blame Apple for this controversy for they forgot to patent the little girl 😛 [ah! me and my sad jokes].
Anyway, here are the two videos in question:
Apple [iPhone 4S commercial]
Samsung [Galaxy Tab 8.9 commercial]
The late Steve Jobs absolutely loved The Beatles. He let the world know he was a big fan of theirs. Today, his company has released a new iTunes TV ad for The Beatles titled ‘Covers’ and an enhanced iBook version of The Beatles Yellow Submarine. Fittingly, in the credits at the top it said ‘For Steve’.
Get this: while Apple continues to innovate and then advertise about its product by focusing on, well, the product itself, Samsung does exactly the opposite and tries to promote its product by pissing over the other’s.
Just like their previous ad where they mocked the people standing in queues waiting to buy an iPhone (video below), this time too Samsung had the b***s — and the room — to indirectly feature and mock Apple’s product. Check out the daring videos below.
Samsung mocks iTunes in the cloud:
Samsung mocks potential iPhone buyers:
Samsung challenges the notion that only iPhone has the best apps
For more videos visit Samsung’s YouTube channel.
Apple has released a new iPad 2 commercial titled Love which has now gone on air. In the ad, Apple demonstrates how the device is used by people in their day-to-day activities, such as editing videos through iMovie, mixing and editing music, designing, etc. In short, the holidays are coming and Apple wants to prove to you why buying the iPad 2 will be a wise call, fending off competition from cheaper alternatives like Amazon’s Nook and Fire, and the various Android tablets out there. Love.
Just a couple of days after Verizon’s AT&T-mocking iPhone 4S advert, Sprint has released one of their own, titled Unlimited iPhone. The video (below) is just another tactical move in the ongoing three-way war between Verizon, AT&T and Sprint — all of whom are trying to attract as many customers as they can with each claiming to provide lower rates and better call quality with less downtime.
Forgot their rivalry? Verizon wants to remind you that the bitterness between them and AT&T is still there with a nicely executed iPhone 4S advertisement, mocking AT&T and its iCoverage with the help of a sinking boat.
Oh my, that sinking feeling!
Apple has release three brand new TV commercials to promote its newest smartphone, the iPhone 4S. The commercials are dedicated to showcasing Apple’s iCloud, Siri and camera features individually and include good real life examples to convince you into purchasing the iPhone 4S — if you haven’t already.
First up is the iCloud commercial:
These three new TV commercials are in addition to last week’s solo release — the first iPhone 4S Siri advert, which demonstrated Siri and its benefits to the world.
The first Apple iPhone 4S TV commercial has gone on air. The advert concentrates on Siri, the 4S’ intelligent personal assistant, giving a few real-world uses of the feature. Some Siri examples from the commercial:
- Looking up Google Maps directions (to a hospital)
- How to do something (tying a bow tie)
- Checking the weather
- Location-based reminders
- Playing music from the iPhone music application
- Setting up alarm clocks
- Sending text messages
The voiceover quotes French writer François-Marie Arouet Voltaire.
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbors, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes property of all.
The new Kindle Fire tablet costs $199 and ships November 15. Visit amazon.com/kindlefire for more details.
Verizon have gone one step ahead of Apple and released their own iPad 2 commercial, showing off their fast 3G network. The TV commercial shows the iPad 2’s ability to quickly connect to Verizon’s 3G network by giving examples of the Twitter app and Apple’s iBooks. Check them out in the video below: