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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72 Comments

73. Flavine unregistered

If you don't have an iPhone... well... you don't have to be stuck with iTunes.

72. IOS5 unregistered

Fandroid just want to ask you why you hate iPhone?!!!!!

71. hadandroid unregistered

look I have had my fair share of android phones, and now i have the Iphone. I will tell you this you may have a lot of apps in android market but i know from experience that the quality of those apps are usually junk, unlike the ones in the apple app store. The retina display is way better than any android phone that is available, go see for your self. antena issue is a joke, mine works fine, no bumper needed. The build quality of the device itself is way better that the plastic crap most android phones are made from, and actually break and chip easier than the Iphone. Flash would be nice Once in a while but definately not a dealbreaker, unless you do not have a real computer? When will android get any real games in the market? like Dead space? the best game android has is angry birds that originated from the apple app store, so whatever! and for the grammer police out there have fun with this post, its late and i dont give a crap. I just wish people would stop comparing android to apple, they are way different in many ways, they should not be compared, just enjoyed by the consumer!

68. androids suck unregistered

I've had 3 different android phones (Eris, Fascinate, and Droid X). All 3 are made by different manufacture with different specs & features. On all 3 androids I've had nothing but troubles such as auto crashing, force closing apps, touch screen not working at times, unable to make calls at times & so forth & so forth. To top it off I have friends that have different android phones & they say the same about their android phones. I said screw with android so i paid full retail for an iphone & I have not had a single issue with my iphone. I absolutely love it. There are more apps to choose from, & it just runs a lot smoother & faster. I WILL NEVER EVER GO BACK TO AN ANDROID. Android is JUNK!

69. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Sounds like you're snake bit...0 for 3 huh? I've had 2 now (Incredible and T-Bolt) and both are rock solid, smooth and quick...Neither of them were plagued by what you described...Google rocks, hTC rocks! Better luck next time...

70. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol. my vibrant runs flawlessly (thanks team wiskey!! lol).

66. Trance unregistered

Guess they forgot to mention the "revolutionary facetime" feature tou~ XD

59. Aya1811 unregistered

well, i don't have an iphone , so i don't 1. worry about my finger might block the antenna 2. explode pocket, or any surface that i place my iphone on 3. have to buy an extra case, becoz any 5 years old kid who can read can know that iphone are very easy to get crack up 4. get scam by apple, paying more for worthless piece of crap 5. have to install itunes ( stick with my beautiful window media player ) 6. get confuse by 650,000 apps that most are useless 7. look at the screen with the felling of CRT screen after upgrade to 4.3 and many more ... well i don't have an iphone ....

53. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

These commercials are boring and pretentious as hell. They strive to create the illusion that the iPhone is the only phone with these features. To them I say "If you don't have an iPhone... you're in luck. Here's a Droid. It's much more badass anyway."

50. Johnny45 unregistered

My friend had every Iphone from the 1st to the 4. All this time I had a Nokia XM. My old 5800 had/has everything he had and more until the 4 came out. I had 3G,WiFi, 16GB, dedicated GPS w/free navigation, NOT crappy downloading maps using data+pay/navigation, mp3 player, video player, recorder, 3.2MP Auto focus camera w.Zeiss lens and dual leds, front facing camera, and a truckload of apps, books, games but he had a shiny phone... LMAO... Anything I'm considering to buy from here (Atrix, Tbolt, droid2, X, Captivate, Inspire, Bionic..etc.) is better than any iphone. Maybe not as popular - the ISheep is trained well to buy any crap apple spray paints to white and throws a logo on it but that only counts to girls speaking with 10 "Like"-s in every sentence and not to bright show off boys with flip flops.... I wonder what ad apple will come out with to justify the horrid idea of a 0.007MP cam on the glued-together ipad2. Haha. We don't want to use it for photos and videos - then WTH did you bother to put it in. Of course if it would be a better cam. they would blast the others that ours is better so you don't have to bring your cam w/you....

49. webOSdev2.0

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Sorry to say I've had Android an would like to say one of the worst experiences ever I've had an iPhone an I like it way more but, overall I would have to say the phone I have enjoyed the most is my BB 9870

47. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

You have an iPhone. You drop your iPhone. Now you don't have an iPhone. I have my original Droid from when it first came out well over a year ago, bits of the paint have been scratched off. It has been dropped multiple times and still works as good as the day I got it. My coworker bought the iPhone 4 and dropped it once, now she has no iPhone.

46. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

oooh a portable ipictureframe...sweet!

43. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Second day with my iP4 and I gotta say I like some of te refinements over Android...for example consistent push notifications from my FB & hotmail.com email. With my Fascinate/Droid X only my Gmail was a seamless sync. The app selection seems to be a little except for the fact that most of them cost but I'm not that big into apps anyway. Streaming my instant que thru the Netflix app is beautiful. The only thing that sucks about this phone is the lack of Google Maps functionality like Android has. Sorry Apple...Android has you 10x beat in this area. Other that I'm not not looking back...I'll look ahead to WP7 as not next option. What I like about iOS is that it takes the features that I loved with Blackberry (email sync, push notification consistency) & combines it with a similar functionality that I got with Android (apps, good web browser, simplicity). Overly customizing my phone is not something im that big into. It's like I get the best of both worlds. If this makes me a "sheep" then...baaaaaah. Luckily I'm not plagued with the dropped call issue with the Verizon version...which brings me to the case comment made earlier. I've always had a protective case on my smartphones. Why would I want to have a smartphone that looks like it's been kicked down the road a few times? I thought most people used cases but I guess everyone is different.

44. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Oops...a couple typos...but you get the gist of what I am saying.

52. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Why in the hell did you buy an iPhone 4? If you're going to go iPhone (which, hey, you're free to do as long as you don't say that everything else is a shit sandwich) you should've waited 3 months for the next one to come out. Then you wouldn't facepalm so quickly.

60. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Lol wow...from your comment I can tell you are one of those who has a strong hatred for those who carry iPhones & don't like anything. Ive carried the the old Palm, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Android, & currently carry WebOS in addition to my iPhone. So if I'm going to say iPhone is a better phone I'm certainly qualified to do so. But you can put the fangs away...no need to foam at the mouth. iOS is just another option. I usually go down the " my phone is the shit & yours sucks" road. As far as why I bought the iP4? Why wait? iP5 is going to be a minor refresh with no 4G compatibility and no significant change except maybe a bigger screen and/or a dual core processor. So essentially I'd be waiting til the summer to get an iP4 with a dual core processor. Might as well just get one now. Dual core at this point is not that big of a jump in performance for me to jump on that bandwagon yet plus 4G for everyone is very minimal. Those are my reasons for getting an iP4 now.

61. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

*I usually DON'T go down the "my

62. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Sorry typos...not adjusted to this keyboard yet...a little diff. from Android.

67. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Actually there were no fangs. I just figured that if you're going to buy the iphone you might as well wait three months and pay exactly what you just paid now for the new product. Or wait until they drop the price on the old one.

40. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

The commercial is not bad, it does whats intended to show key features

38. giorgio unregistered

Funny thing is that 24 family members converted from iPhone to android just this year I'm one of my family member Ho did return the iphone4 and get the Evo I bet you many more people now have left iPhone for android when they played with on android phone in just 8 month 24 iPhones between 11 iphone 3gs and 13 iPhone 4 in my family gone bye bye for android 4 have Motorola x 12 Evo and 8 galaxy epic must be something special about android that made us all 24 in my family from loving our iphone to converting to android why I don't see android owner changing to iphone around me I only see people going from iPhone and blackberry to android even my employees moved from blackberry to android I give them the choice and they picked the epic.

33. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

How dare Apple advertise their products and put a positive spin. They're liars!!! They should be investigated! They should just run ads that says Apple sucks and buy android.

51. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Or maybe they should just run ads that aren't misleading, pretentious, and arrogant. There is absolutely nothing they named in any of their commercials that doesn't have its equivalent on an Android device. App store? I find more than enough useful and/or fun apps in Android Market, and only a couple of them haven't worked. iBooks? I have my choice of Kindle, Amazon Books, Aldiko, etc. iPod? The Music app on my phone does the same basic job, with playlists and everything. And I have Amazon MP3. But the best part is that, as fast as I can rip CDs onto my computer and copy/paste them directly into my Music folder, or sync with Windows Media Player, or even copy/paste music I ripped from Youtube or from torrents, it's on my Android phone. No DRM or iTunes bullshiznit. So the whole "if you don't have an iPhone...then, well, you don't have an iPhone" argument becomes a circular way to say "Hell YES, we're douchey and pretentious!!!" So while they didn't quite lie, Apple IS relying on brand recognition and lack of consumer research for these ads to be effective.

32. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Hmm, how 'bout if you have an ip, you definitely don't have 4g! Thunderbolt baby!

35. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Judging by the speed test run on the thunderchoke, neither do you, if you have 1 which you more than likely don't.

45. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Yes I do buddy...picked it up this morning...and I didn't have to wait around the block or camp out all night to get it! Lovin' it!

21. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Commercials like these are why I hate advertising. Lies! Especially Verizon commercials. What is this fantasy land? No it's America and if they didn't lie to you they wouldn't sell anything.

26. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Is that why you wouldn't buy a PC or any android device? They're American. You know that right?

17. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

The commercials are intelligently designed. Even when they're telling falsehoods (I have my books and my music on an Android) they're not toally wrong, cause I don't have iTunes or iBooks. Will be interesting to see ads that combat it. IMO the iBooks ad isn't close to as effective as the Kindle ad about the woman switchign from the iPhone, to Blackberry, to Android. OT. How does Apple get off selling music for 1.29 a song? I know they have sales and yada yada yada. But why do people pay 30 cents more than they would for the same music on amazon?

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