New ads by Apple show what it is like to not have an iPhone

New ads by Apple show what it is like to not have an iPhone
A trio of iPhone ads, still warm and fresh from Cupertino's kitchen, have popped on Apple's website and display some of the privileges that one gets with owning and using the shiny smartphone. However, there seems to be something special about these three new videos. As a rule of thumb, Apple's advertisements are generally fun to watch – sleek and sexy devices do neat stuff, but these ads actually have the potential of making you feel a bit guilty for not owning an iPhone. The videos also appear to be quite vulnerable to parodies thanks to the catchy quote, which all three end with. You will have to watch them to see what we mean.

We are expecting the videos to spark a number of comments in the online communities, and if you feel like expressing your opinion, feel free to watch the ads below and leave your thoughts here on our website.

source: YouTube 1, 2, 3 via Redmond Pie

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1. JosephGubbels

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 09, 2011

Can't WAIT to see parodies of these!

2. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

People can say what they want but apple has a heck of a marketing dept. Now I have a mind of my own and don't make decisions based off of commercials but apple definitely knows how to draw in customers.

42. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

in the first video the app loaded really fast

56. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

People always complain and say that the reason why Apple is so successful is because of their advertisement and marketing team. And what I say in response is that good advertising is important for successful businessing. Apple is not in the wrong for successful advertising, the other companies are the ones that need to step it up. They should have learned this in Strategies for a Successful Business 101. I guess the difference is that Apple employees went to class? I don't know. I mean come on, an android robot with human thumbs? What the hell is that? The Xperia play could be a great seller but how do they expect millions of people to buy that phone from that commercial. It would have been smart to appeal to all the game players by showing more footage of actual gameplay instead of appealing to the few who actually know what the green robot is. And why are people so surprised that Apple is saying positive things about the iPhone. Hello! it's an advertisement, that's kind of what happens.

65. KJ unregistered

totally agree what a stupid commercial by sony

3. Rich unregistered

i saw one last night... ended up saying "if you dont have an iphone... well... then u dont have an iphone" WOW.... sounds like when i ask the sheep for reasons why the iphone is so good and they respond "bc its an iphone"

18. mj unregistered

Do a side by side comparison of how the same set of features/functions work on iOS & Android.... if you can't realize the difference, then I understand why you're an Androider. It's not what you do. It's how you do it. The people that are the most successful across all industries and occupations are super-successful because of HOW they do their job, not because what your checklist/resume says you do.

19. mj unregistered

my above comment was more so meant for the comment just below by dahaka :)

57. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

Yeah talk about the ultimate douchey statement! I hate the way the guy says it too. It's like he's enjoying the smell of his own fart while looking down his nose and closing his eyes. It should be..."Yup, if you don't have an don't have to be a snob with poor judgement."

4. dahaka unregistered

wow so u mean that i cant do all that stuff if i dont have an iphone,,, weird cause i do all that stuff maybe my evo has mind control since i dont have an app store with access to thousands of apps... oh wait i do

5. TheCatch unregistered

"If you don't have iPhone...." blah blah blah Wierd, Hitler popped into my mind after hearing these commercial. Oh well I guess I don't have an iPhone...

22. PizzlePuff unregistered

"Hitler" WTF?!?! Are you on crack?

6. khangster

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 18, 2010

"If you have an iPhone but you don't have its Bumper Case with you... well... you don't have an iPhone"

8. ps1001

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 14, 2010

ur a killer man... kudos...

29. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

so true due to the antenna issues, as well as the fact that I cant think of one Iphone I've seen that didnt have some kind of case on it. Iphone owners love their cases, guess it speaks about the quality of the phone :)

7. ps1001

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 14, 2010

when companies start makin this kind of 'etarded commercials u know somethings is missing from the product, or something is wrong with the company... or both...

58. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

I totally agree. They aren't going to win back any of their now Android users with this commercial. Enjoy watching your market share continue to dwindle crapple!!

9. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

And that elitist attitude is why so many people don't want and iPhone. I have my playlist, I have my books, and I have more apps then I could possibly ever use. And best of all...I don't have an iPhone.

10. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

And the jealousy from fandroids continue :)

20. tsamo

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 24, 2011

Are you serious ?!? Jealousy of what ? We don't have stocks in apple or google (well i don't) to gain anything from criticizing the iphone 4 ads . It is though a fact , that in these ads is implied that only iphone has these functions (ipmlies being the key word) . It's like google constructing an ad for nexus s and goes like this , ''Nexus s is the phone you want , beacause if you don't have an android phone then you don't have the market store , if you don't have an android phone then you don't have google books . Well duh , these are copyrighted so of course you won't have them on android(ipod,ibooks,appstore) as on iphone you don't have google books,market store,etc.

23. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Then how would you explain all the android fanboys swarming in here if that's not jealousy? Iphone rules and there's nothing you fandroids can do about it. And no amount of thumbs down will help you guys either :)

48. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

shut up u dumbass

24. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

We have google maps :) And google's YouTube :) And more :)

30. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

@530gemini - What you have is a feature phone with an App Store. Its a great feature phone, but a feature phone no less. There is no denying the appeal of the ip4, the smartphone for dummies. But I am no dummy, thus I feel no need to use this phone. Not to say that all iphone users are, but thats what keeps getting thrown up during every Android v iPhone debate. (My grandma can use it!) Me, I like individuality. And although many people have Android devices, I can honestly say that no one has mine. You can put my Droid X right alongside ten others and at first glance, I can tell you exactly which one is mine. Its called customization and it comes free with every Android. And everything you have on your iphone is most likely paid for. Now, Apple even has to put a lock on your phones to stop your children from buying too many apps and songs w/o you knowing. While most of our apps are free! How much did you have to pay for Angry Birds? Nothing wrong with paying for apps, i bough a few myself. But I have choices that you will never have. Even if i don't buy anymore apps or don't touch the games on the Market, I can still play games online because my device has flash. SJ will never give it to you guys because he is afraid you wont buy anymore apps. There is nothing to be jealous of. But every time some ad or exec or SJ himself says something stupid about what I don't have on my phone, best believe I'm gonna call them on their crap.

31. Oreally?? unregistered

Oh well we actually have 4G and LTE capable phones, we can actually websites the way their meant to be seen (im sorry does your iphone still not show flash? OH WAIT THATS RIGHT it doesnt my bad), we have several different manufacturers and carriers (hence we don't have the same stupid phone that everyone else has. "Oh you have an iphone? Me too! Great, now what?"), we have bigger screens, our OS is open source (oh and yeah your right your phone does have Google stuff on it but thats because your Apple is too stupid to come up with great stuff of its own), we have different form factors for those who like having physical keyboards to those who want all touchscreen, and we don't have antenna problems. So, what does the iphone 4 have again? Pretty much just good marketing.

54. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

What's all this "we" stuff? You in some sort of fanboy group or something? Or did you create Android? I'm not following you here... LMFAO!!!

37. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Don't like to get into this thinks but Google has plenty of stock features they could brag about -Google maps with free turn by turn navigation and an nice 3D interface... -Google voice search system from stock allows you say any world and type any place (mostly US)and you can either get directions, or even call a number without you having it as a contact -Gmail just as good as your browser experience with Gmail -Surf The web ''At its fullest'' with adobe flash -type any word with no hands with voice transcription -Make your device look... just the way you are with more advanced customization -don't know what it it? where it is? or where to get it? find out with Google Googles -Speak Chinese? now you do with Google translate yep plenty to brag about

11. Eingild unregistered

You want to know my thoughts? Two words -- Phonearena Sucks!

13. Eingild unregistered

Seriously dude? Give one iPhone feature that can't be found on Android. I mean, I'm using iPhone 4 as my main phone but I don't treat it as the best phone like most fanboys would. Reading comments like yours are sure to be cumbersome and I can't believe I've wasted 2 mins typing a response to your useless comment.

25. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Does your android phone have hdr? Does it have a retina display? Does it have the number of apps available on the app store? Does it have direct access to the world's #1 music store itunes? No It doesn't :)

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