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Parody of Apple iPad mini "Piano" ad will tickle your funny bone

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Parody of Apple iPad mini
So Apple sold 3 million units of the Apple iPad mini and fourth-generation Apple iPad (wish Cupertino would have named it the Apple iPad 4), the more important news is that the tech titan brought back the 1938 classic "Heart and Soul" for its television ad featuring the two new tablets. We get the point. It is perhaps the easiest piece to learn and yet, sounds cool which is, we guess, some type of comparison to the tablets. Easy to use, but oh so cool.

What Apple seems not to have learned is that doing an ad like "Piano," as the spot is called, leaves you wide open to be made fun of and that is exactly what happened. Instead of stopping with the Apple iPad mini as with the original ad, the parody continues through the iDevice lineup and more. And to make sure that you do grasp the humor here, we've included the original ad as well as the parody, below.

We do have one warning. The other day, in response to something funny we wrote, a Phone Arena reader nearly choked on his soda. Perhaps you shouldn't be consuming any food or beverage while watching.

source: YouTube (1), (2) via PocketLint



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posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:28 6

1. syedzain (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Lol really great, these ads are making apple Famous .

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 11:55 5

11. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


bingo! ;)

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 21:21

17. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Nearly chocked on his soda? Hopefully he video corded it so we all can watch that hilarious moment

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 11:05

16. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6579; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


he's making FUN OF APPLE

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 21:24 1

18. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Wow. I just wasted 46 secs of my life 4 something that's NOT funny

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:30 8

2. bvalde09 (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Are you serious? LMFAO!!!!! I like it.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 11:36 2

10. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


Your avatar likes it to...

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:39 3

3. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


The original ad shows the arrogance of APPLE - it shows nothing special from any other tablet. I wonder how many are buying an iPAD after viewing the original commercial?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 11:26 4

9. Commentator (Posts: 2435; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


You really need to take a marketing course if you think that ad shows arrogance on Apple's part. Advertisements can do a LOT more than merely highlight new features.

The iPad Mini obviously can't compete with the full-sized iPad directly through specs, so Apple is choosing to cultivate the "little brother" mentality, that the Mini is more than just a personal computing device, but rather a member of a family, as anyone who's ever played Heart and Soul on the piano with a younger/older sibling, cousin, or other loved one will understand. People like to think their devices have meaning beyond mere utility.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:40 3

4. ibap (Posts: 700; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


What, no iPod nano?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 12:25 1

12. Evil.Bunny (Posts: 41; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


the second last device was the new nano i guess.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:48

5. nwright94 (unregistered)


Very creative haha. You may confuse so e people into thinking there actually IS a touch iMac haha

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:56

7. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


They did me. I didn't read carefully enough and was very surprised, then soon disappointed.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:54

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


+50 likes love these lol

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 11:06 6

8. PAPINYC (Posts: 2312; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


So, you can basically only play one iSong on them: genius for the seller; 'dumb and iDumber' for the buyer.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 13:13

13. intos (Posts: 86; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


parody ?!? or marketing maybe ??? every stupid video made by apple fanboys or by it shielf shows it like a parody!! that is stupid !!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 17:52

14. Rydsmith (Posts: 136; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


What the hell did you just say?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 22:17

15. _PHug_ (Posts: 380; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


What was funny? I don't get it

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