event on Tuesday, and the idea is a good one. It's not exactly the most surprising ad, because it starts out as though it were an ad for a pencil, and really, when was the last time you saw a commercial that was actually for a pencil? It goes through the usual tropes about how an "extremely simple tool" can also be "extremely powerful" and has been used everywhere from classrooms to space, before revealing that (what?!) it's a commercial for the iPad Air, and not just a common pencil.The ad is the same one that Apple showed during its
Of course, the more interesting thing about the commercial (other than the oddly used and not so well done CGI pencil) is that the voice over is done by none other than Bryan Cranston, who was once known as Malcolm's dad, but will likely be forever remembered now as Walter White (aka Heisenberg) in Breaking Bad.