New ad for the Moto Z line is even crazier than the first one



Back in October, we told you about Motorola's strange ad for the Moto Z that referenced Steve Jobs' iconic introduction of the Apple iPhone in January 2007. The commercial essentially said that there had been nothing innovative in the smartphone industry since Jobs' announcement, and it ironically took a shot at Apple for eliminating the 3.5mm earphone jack on the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. That was ironic because it was the Moto Z that actually came to market first, sans the 3.5mm earphone jack.

Today, Motorola was back at it, releasing the oddest television commercial we've seen in some time. No, there was no Uma Thurman look-alike turning into a walking hot dog like we saw in the first spot. And this time, Motorola didn't ask if it just made the smartest smartphone ever. Instead, the commercial shows two guys, each wearing an official Steve Jobs turtleneck, singing about the 3.5mm earphone jack.

We can't make out all of the lyrics, but we can hear something about moving the phone jack from the front to the back and from the left to the right. We can also make out comments about a cosmic redesign, and that the jack was moved to make it easier to find. Then these words appeared on the screen: "they changed the headphone jack, we changed the smartphone." Motorola, which has a history at taking shots at Apple going back to the Motorola DROID (remember the iDon't ads?), was doing it again.

What is interesting about the commercial is that it comes days after leaked images appear to show that Motorola will be bringing the 3.5mm headphone jack back with the sequel to the Moto Z Force which will reportedly be called the Moto Z2 Force.

Check out the ad by clicking on the video at the top of the story.

source: Moto via AndroidAuthority

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