Apple enlists Samuel L Jackson and Zooey Deschanel for iPhone ads
posted by Michael H. / Apr 16, 2012, 11:03 PM
Now, Apple has brought in some A-list talent for new ads showing off the iPhone 4S, or more specifically Siri. Samuel L Jackson and Zooey Deschanel are the new talent for at least one commercial each. Surprisingly (or disappointingly depending on your preference), Sam L doesn't get bleeped out once and Zooey makes it through the entire commercial without singing. Still, this is some big name talent on Apple's side.
Another odd touch in the commercials is that they are each for different iPhone carriers. Zooey gets the Sprint tag at the end of her spot and Sam L gets Verizon on his. Should we assume this is because Sprint wants to be the spunky underdog and Verizon is the big bad mutha-? Maybe we're reading into it a bit too much.
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Ah, Zoey Deschanel the quriky hot. Looks so good then you realize you wont be able to shut her the hell up. Hit it and quit it FTW.
posted on Apr 16, 2012, 11:17 PM 8
Wow - Apple is getting desperate I'm tired of the lack of mother****in widgets on my mother****in iPhone!!!
posted on Apr 17, 2012, 12:00 AM 15
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How exactly is Apple getting desperate
posted on Apr 17, 2012, 12:03 AM 11
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Its craapple who have always been desperate. Remember the mac vs PC commercial? And they have always been bitching about people copying them, ever since the company started, pathetic losers.What Samsung have done in recent times with those iPhone related commercial doesn't compare to how low apple have gone.
posted on Apr 17, 2012, 1:34 AM 8
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If making commercials shows desperation, then almost every company must be desperate dontcha think? i dont personally think apple needs to make celebrity commercials, as i think it does show pompousness, but it is far from desperation and personally i am quite happy without widgets… maybe some people want them, but thats what android is for
posted on Apr 17, 2012, 12:14 AM 10
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Meh. Zooey was cute in Hitchhikers Guide, but since then she has been a one-trick pony, absurdly quirky in unappealing ways. I thought with New Girl she'd revamp herself, but it is even worse. Besides, her sister Emily (Dr Brennan on Bones) is much prettier, an almost-MILF, if you'll pardon the crudity of the term. Jackson lost any claims to bad-@$$ery when he did the Star Wars prequels. Twirling a prop on a green screen does not a bad-@$$ make. I think the most compelling spokespersons are those with good voices for communicating info, that sound interesting and knowledgeable, such as Lawrence Fishburne for Cadillac (even though I don't like the product the ads are good), the Mad Men guy for Lincoln, or, honestly, Carly for T-Mobile. She does quirky appealingly, and even her radio spots are distinctive. Personally, the spokespersons can go. They are PAID ACTORS. They may not even care about the product as long as they get paid. Show the product doing what it is meant for (Samsung Note ads, for instance), tell me where I can get more info or go experience it myself, and base pricing, and I am good.
posted on Apr 17, 2012, 12:12 AM 3
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LMAO, you think Zooey's sister is prettier? You must be one of those guys that like old looking dried up women...can't hate on that, but you are insane if you think that she is better looking that Zooey. Zooey's soft looking features and captivating eyes and very smooth shape. Sam Jackson is bad ass period, no one can cuss and make you take notice at the same time as this guy, a bit of a movie whore as he's been in everything, I swear. Badass is being able to play your role and get paid money for doing it so well for so damn long....that's bad ass...oh look he's playing another bad ass Nick Fury this summer. Avengers, groan! Who cares commercials are for getting attention and well mainly attention. Enjoy them, pick at them, make memes out of them, but without them tv would be one long endless stream of crap without bathroom breaks.
posted on Apr 17, 2012, 1:07 AM 3
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Hoo boy... who Apple is kidding... We all know Siri doesn't work as advertised. As a matter of fact there is a pending lawsuit against Apple for this reason. Hiring some actors to advertise Siri like this sets up Apple for some major parodies and ridicule.
posted on Apr 17, 2012, 12:56 AM 4
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Just saw the Samuel Jackson one last night. Nick Fury making gazpacho and risotto? I don't buy it.
posted on Apr 17, 2012, 7:44 AM 1
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