New TV ads for iPhone focus on FaceTime

New TV ads for iPhone focus on FaceTime
If there has been one new feature of the iPhone 4 that has received great reviews universally, it is the FaceTime video chat application. And while it works only via Wi-Fi for now, Apple has said that eventually it will be made available over 3G. From its ease of use to the ability to use the back facing camera to give the other party a sense of where you are, it looks like Apple really thought about everything when creating FaceTime. So what better way to distract the world from the reception problems that the handset has had, than by focusing on the good and trying to get people to stop thinking about the "iPhone death grip". To accomplish this, the Cupertino based firm has created four television spots that focus on FaceTime. Check out two of those spots below and before you realize it, all of those initial problems that the iPhone 4 has had will fade from your memory.

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22. ilia1986 unregistered

I think that the biggest problem behind video calling is not the technology behind it, or the quality of the video, and not even the high cost. The biggest problem is privacy and people being used to a particular method of communication that doesn't harm it in any way (regular calls). Video calls not only allow people to hear your voice - but also allow them to see you. When you take a call - you can be doing gymnastic exercises naked for all you cared. Now, you not only have to be in a condition respectable by society, you also have to look good, etc etc. Basically - it's as if you're taking your call in the middle of a street. So if video calls are to become popular, one out of two things needs to happen to society as a whole: 1. People need to be much less concerned of their privacy, and of other's lack of privacy as well. Of course answering a video call naked and all the other stuff is an exception, but if people accept that it's just a video call, and the way the person looks right now on the other end of the line doesn't represent anything really. 2. People need to always care about their looks. That means cleaning up oneself, and dressing in a suit, or some other respectable clothes as soon as one wakes up. Because you can never know when the next phone-call will take place.

24. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

Yes, you are right... but that's why now days videocalling is an option and not a norm. You can choose if/when to make/receive a regular call or a videocall. It would be different if it became to be the standard for calls. Still, videocalling is not only present on apple devices, so this would affect the whole thing, including Android, Symbian, Windows, Maemo phones and so on.

14. fishpower187

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

This really seems like a half-baked feature. Video calling, but only to other iPhone 4 users who have Face Time profles, oh, and you have to be on wi-fi? WTF? Doesn't being tethered to a wi-fi hotspot to use the new key feature of this phone defeat the purpose of having a MOBILE PHONE? I'm really not trying to come off as a hater, but this application would be a whole lot cooler if it could be used over a 3G network. Guess that's just further evidence that AT&T's vaunted fastest 3G network just isin't up to it. Fail

16. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

How me a phone doing video call smooth on a 3G network, and unles you do that it won't be a real feature

18. jacky_luvsjrod

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2010

i may be 13 years old but at least i make sense when i write something , learn how to spell correctly please what u wrote above doesn't make any freaking sense and your are criticising me that i am an irresponsible 13 year old? please at least learn how to spell correctly

23. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

I meant "show". You don't have to be too much of a smart person to understand what I meant... did you know that you can't edit a post that is a reply to another post? BTW, before you tell me to learn how to spell properly, learn how to use punctuation signs properly. And one more thing... avoid making 300 words sentences and writing as a 7 years old because no one is gonna take you seriously like this. Keep voting negative BTW, it just shows your inability to make a logic statement to defend your claims.

26. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

I'm this Phonearena or is this English class?

12. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

I just don't get it... for you the ads can be lame and that's ok, it's all up to subjectivity, but saying the company is lame for advertising a service? Yes, video calling existed since 2005 and etc etc, but it sucked, it was laggy and had bad quality (not to mention the high cost)... so now a company comes and with a better version of it and advertise their envision of how it should be and show a smooth, good service of video calling and you say they are overrating it? that they shouldn't advertise it? Yes, it works over wifi only (for now, they say) but that's their version, you can go and get a 3G phone with 3G video calling if you like... If I invented a car that was able to run up to 5x faster than the average car now, I shouldn't advertise it because the car in general existed before? Ok, so... according to you, when the first phone was invented there was no need to improve it? Right... it worked but it was terrible, heavy, had a battery life of maybe 1 hour, had a terrible environment impact and sucked in general, so when a company comes with a better phone and advertises it they are idiots? If you think this, you should know that every company did this, including google, microsoft, apple, nokia, motorola and so on. That's senseless... unless all you seek is to insult apple alone... but doing that, you are showing the world an image of yourselves that you may not want to show, and it's not good. BUT, if that's not what you mean, then sorry, but that's how you guys make it look. I'm open to disagreement, but talk to me rationally. Saying apple sucks you fanboy won't hurt me so don't waste your time, I'm not a fanboy, I never bought anything to apple, but this (no matter what is the company) is ridiculous.

15. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

well i do think that jacky girl is inmature but i mean its true what she said apple does kinda suck in a way i mean they dont have flash player on the iphone 4 or ipad which i think is totally pathethic that they don't becuz most website now a days require flash player to fully enjoy them , i actually own an iphone 4 and well there are much better phones out there evo ,droid X, etc which have flash player.. thats why ima cancel at&t n move to verizon or sprint also becuz the iphone 4 has a 5 megapixel camera which well is so 2008 ..other phones have better cameras yes i know u might tell me more pixels make no difference i know that but still im gunna go android for the first time ever this saturday just becuz android phones have flash player .also another complain i have about apple is that they are too controlling , if i buy a freaking phone i should be able to do whaterver the fuck i want with it also watch gay porn on it if i wanted to , and customize it how ever i want which is something u cannot do with an iphone and with android phones u can. also android has an adult app store which i think a lot of people out there like.. and it also has adult games which is something apple doesnt have . apple's lame excuse is that because many under age people are gunna watch porn thats why they dont allow it, wateva there are many things one can do as a parent to block out adult content. so yea also jacky is correct on video calling being behind in the US and well i dont know if u have travelled over seas before n used video calling , but i have and when i went to guadalajara mexico i tried video calling on telcel on a sony ericsson xperia and a nokia n95 and let me tell u it was not laggy or pixelated or slow and i only had 2 bars of 3G service i was actually surprised how good it looked considering it was over 3G ... so i still dont know why they took that long to take out over here in the US. maybe becuz we have crappy 3G networks like cough ,cough at&t that would not be able to handle it. becuz everyone has better networks than here in the US. even in mexico there network can handle video calls good and its not slow .. so yea ...

17. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

Look, I respect people under 13 years of age but you just can't pretend I to take the work of reading that 3000 words paragraph with all those grammar sacrileges. Now, anyone has any real statement rather than a negative vote? Oh... Apple haters....

19. jacky_luvsjrod

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2010

also same here u do not make any sense please learn how to spell correctly ...

20. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

if u are the one criticising my 3000 word pharagraph because supposedly i have grammar sacrilages sir u are wrong look at u that jacky girl is correct u don't even make sense i also read that last thing u wrote and u don't make sense AT ALL! its very hard to read my son who is 6 can write a better sentence than you .

21. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

Still waiting a reasonable statement. Anyone?

25. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

OK When did PhoneArena start the grammar police patrols? hoo givs uh flyun fuk if no 1 kan spel git ohvr it an git a LIFE! THANX!!

9. jacky_luvsjrod

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2010

apple sucks

8. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

the 2nd ad makes real sense..1st ones kinda cheesy but im sure exists where couples do that

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1193; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

it is kinda cool, but i cant imagine when I would use it

6. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

IMO.. this is really the only feature the Iphone 4 has to offer in terms of uniqueness and function, and this was on the EVO first with Qik support first. Multitasking is new for the Iphone, but it has been on other phones and platforms for a long time now as well. I talk to my friends who upgraded and the all tell me they can't tell much of a difference and they probably wasted their money.

5. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

"mommy I wanna use face time but theirs no wifi here"

1. android_hitman unregistered

lame ads

2. ilia1986 unregistered

agreed 3G video calling has been around 2005. Sure, it was not implemented as smoothly and did not display such high quality video as it does now - but it existed. No need to advertise it so much.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I think this is just going to give more uses for sexting.

4. android_hitman unregistered


10. jacky_luvsjrod

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2010

crapple is lame they make it look like video calling is the greatest thing in the world when in fact the rest of the world has had video calling since 2005, my cousing in mexico told me that TELCEL mexico first took out video calling over there in 2005,n yes when i walked in a telcel store last year ALL of there phones had front facing cameras, so we are 5 years behind because we finally got video calling in 2010 and apple makes it look like its the coolest thing ever when i went to mexico city last year in 09 my cousin told me if we had video calling in the US nd when i told her no she started to laugh on my face becuz she said they had video calling in mexico since 2005 ...

11. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

it sounds like it sucked... phones have been around since early 80's. Sure, they were not portable and did not have so much features and quality as they have now - but they existed. No need to advertise them so much

13. matt1q2aw3 unregistered

lololol yup

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