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Open casting for "I'm an iPhone & Android" commercials

0. phoneArena 05 Oct 2011, 15:27 posted on

A reader had a great idea that Apple should bring back the "I'm a Mac" ads for the mobile age, and we want to know who you think should play the iPhone and who should play the Android in these made-up ads...

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posted on 05 Oct 2011, 17:39 1

44. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


You just needed to change the premise to "I'm an Android". Because clearly you support Apple marketing by even bringing up their commercials.

....or something.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 18:16 1

49. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Think of him as Spock. Extremely intelligent, sometimes arrogant and inaccessible, but a good hybrid of logic and human intuition.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 15:46 3

5. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


just to play along, the study mentioned showed that the iphone was loved most by high maintenance 35+ year old women that liked crappy chick movies and didnt know a lot about computers.. so.. How about we use Peggy Bundy instead.

And that survey pointed out that android users were generally younger, male, more tech literate, and college/young professional aged.. so how about Neil Patrick Harris's role of Barney from How I Met your Mother.

Anytime I can put the NPH into a conversation is a win. :)

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 15:50 1

7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I love NPH as Android, but if we're playing this from Apple's perspective, NPH is way too likeable. Maybe if we went with Sniggly's idea and did the "I'm an Android" commercials, NPH would be a better fit.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:02 1

10. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


well, i was just trying to play fair by using Taco's favorite chart as a guide. I keep trying to tell him it doesnt help him..lol.

Ok.. against my better judgement ill help apple.. hmm... how about the robot from lost in space.. "danger will robinson, danger" while he flaps his arms around and then breaks down.. lol

Napoleon dynamite (android) vs the principal from Saved by the Bell (apple)?

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:10 1

14. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


to reverse it you could do the ultimate tech superhero geek Neo (android) vs HAL2000 (apple)

you could go 1940's propaganda and make Apple the "red communist threat" while android is some GI hero.. like captain america! :)

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 17:36 1

42. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


remix, love the barney idea (though i know you're just using it to make android look cool)

what about an all parks and rec ad?

ron swanson for android-a rough, able, libertarian do it yourselfer

tom haverford for iphone-a small, sky mall addict

i would love to see that

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 20:22

75. ChiquiKon (Posts: 58; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


LMAO!!!! Just imagine it >_

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:23 2

21. vzw_rep (unregistered)


Best comments ever haha thank you for making my day off work even more enjoyable :D

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:04 2

13. Hildy (unregistered)


Hannibal Lector for iPhone and Captain Jack Sparrow for Android.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:13 1

17. Kunal Nayar (unregistered)


Sorry to spoil the fun, but I would like to see the advertisement the other way around:

Kunal Nayar (The Big Bang Theory) dressed all in his best black suit for iPhone presented against Brad Pitt in normal clothes for Android.
Kunal: "I may be smaller, but it´s the suit what´s important!" (pointing to his groin) "and what´s inside" (first plane of his better smile while lascivously winking) "An the full experience!"

Bradd Pitt: (vexed) "Do I really have to answer that?" Leaves the screen.

Kunal: "And my white brother is coming soon" (best smile again)

Lol

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:16

19. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and then brad pitt throws down a combination of fight club moves and Achilles moves and kunal runs away

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:24 1

23. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I love the Kunal bit, but I think we can do better than Brad Pitt. I've always thought of him as kind of an empty husk: no real personality, but an awesome actor because you can fill him with any character you want.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 21:32 1

63. UltraElectroMagneticPOP (Posts: 49; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Which is what Android is, right? You get to fill it with your own character!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 09:26

71. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Good point!

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:30 1

25. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well I was thinking more like using cartoon characters...

comic guy is Blackberry..

krusty the clown.. . windows
side show bob..... nokia

Android.. Milhouse

google... bartman


Apple.. mr. burns

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:42 1

31. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Hah! Doesn't seem like anyone comes off too well with that lineup. I love the idea tho. How about using charters from Regular Show? Android is Mordecai, Rigby as iPhone, Benson as BB and Skips as Microsoft

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:50 1

34. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well yes it does sound good as well... lol on benson being BB... thats was a good one..

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 21:35

64. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Good ones! These would be funny.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:37 2

27. j.byckowski (unregistered)


I'm not sure how this was even considered for fun with the main focus of it being about the iPhone. There isn't a single iPhone feature that Android doesn't either have or have improved upon. Tech specs Android was running dual core almost a year ago, no LTE or even faux 4G on the iPhone. High res screen, sure, but smaller than most tech users prefer or are used to and as pointed out, won't be an argument for much longer. Apps, almost all the great apps in Apple's store are also on Android. Android can be customized far beyond the "app launcher" look of iOS. Android is open and allows choices which iOS does not. I'm sorry, but I understand having fun on these sites from time to time, but when there are so many obvious flaws with your suggestion that point out a bias towards a once innovative company that has turned to lawyers and playing catch-up with late features and twisted numbers I can no longer view phonearena.com as a source of mobile news. As another poster pointed out, you seem to be missing an "i" before your url. From this point on I will be getting my mobile news elsewhere. Take care!

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 18:09 1

47. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Really no intent to say that one phone is better than any other, just trying to have a little fun. The main focus was on the iPhone in the first draft because Android never made any iconic commercials that we could have fun with. Sorry you misread the intent.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:41

29. Apple Conspiracy (unregistered)


James Cameron should direct it. He is Steve Jobs of movie industry - so only he can do it right :-)

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 17:15 3

37. jasrockett (Posts: 78; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


The add could start with a herd of sheep, all with an apple on a stick hanging in front of there head being led to the promised land by their great shepard. As they all have only one option and no ability to conect with the real world, they follow blindly, their great shepard, over a cliff.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 17:48 1

46. Shangri-La (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


It's really 'Jobs' well done for the shepherd.

Next the sheep are about to be 'Cooked'.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 20:30

76. ChiquiKon (Posts: 58; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


OMG LOL

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 18:19

50. lolwut (unregistered)


LOL nice one

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 17:19 2

38. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I actually like Apple's new commercials. Simple and to the point. The old "I'm a Mac" commercials were overly-aggressive and off-putting. Justin Long just seemed like an insufferable douchebag in those things.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 17:27 3

41. biggles (Posts: 222; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


How about using any one of the Real Housewives of Wherever for the iphone? They're past their prime, they think the world revolves around them, and they come with an awfully high pricetag.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 18:22

52. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I have had posts in the past where i used i am an iphone and created a dialogue.

I must be a genius or something?

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 20:41

60. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


or something :)

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