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

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Mar 2011, 11:24

A trio of iPhone ads, still warm and fresh from Cupertino's kitchen, have popped on Apple's website and display…

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posted on 17 Mar 2011, 17:23 8

39. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

HDR is an after effect, it is not special hardware. is it on android? no. could it be? yea, in the speed of a download.

retina display? yes. LG makes the retina display, not apple. They call it the NOVA DISPLAY on android because it is the retina display + better blacks and color representation. Sorry, but Super Amoled is better regardless.

350k apps vs 250k apps. At that point its a number. They have virtually the same apps and the rest are copies of eachother. by this time next year at current rate, android will have over taken the app market anyways. its a losing arguement.

worlds #1 music store? itunes?? yes. we call that DL it to the computer and use Double twist to file convert. lol. but it has access to something even better anyways.. FREE MUSIC. it has access to every gnutilla based download service. So we dont have to pay for every song like u do. :)

I hear a lot about iphone talk n web.. well, i can talk n web on my vibrant.. but i got something for ya. Can you play angry birds while flipping to your email, copy n paste something from an email to a text, send it along with a picture to someone... while being on a call.. and then flip back to that exact spot in angry birds?
yea no.. we call that multi tasking.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 17:32 2

41. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

remixfa You beat me to it, but great job!

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 16:03 2

28. derp (unregistered)

functionality. stability, a working email application. theres 3.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 16:34 1

34. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

more and better apps (netflix), airplay, homesharing, itunes, hdr photos, video editing built in, better memory management,

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 15:42 1

63. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

the same apps with less repeats :), free TbT directions and 3d mapping through google maps, sharing through wifi, blutooth, cords, hdmi, itunes, free tunes, video editing, more memory.

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 15:48 1

64. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

derp.. i ment *faster memory, dual channel memory, screen sizes to fit anyone's hands, keyboards, swype, swiftkey, cyanogenmod, team wiskey, XDA, bigger cameras, 1080p recording, youtube without wifi, video calling on network, multitasking, bigger FFC, sLCD, S. Amoled, Nova,full flash support, the ability to send video to peeps, the total lack of smug stupidity of "i have an iphone, so now im cool"..
ect ect ect ect.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 12:43 4

12. 3MTA3 (unregistered)

I don't have an iphone becuase I don't want one. F apple. And, everything they can do in the commercials I can do with my Droid and my New Thunderbolt so up yours apple!

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 15:52 1

27. derp (unregistered)

no you cant. quit trying to make yourself seem cool.

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 00:41

55. JacksonH22 (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Mar 2011)

lol Don't even try saying that the iphone4 is better than the thunderbolt! the thunderbolt can do everything the iphone can do and more! plus, for a 32GB iphone it's 299$...and for the thunderbolt its 249$ for 40GB..

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 12:54

14. chasab (unregistered)


"I want the iphone!"
"Because its an iphone"

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 13:58

16. box (unregistered)

Some of what they say in the advertisment is dead wrong though, specifically about the App Store, which is, despite all their claims to the contrary, a generalized term now

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 13:59

17. bossmt_2 (Posts: 457; Member since: 13 Oct 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?

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 16:48

36. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

supposedly its because the record companies demanded the new 69/99/129 cents prices. Apple complied because they get 30% take, so on a 1.29 song their take is better than a .99 song

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 15:27

21. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 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.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 15:50

26. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

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

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 16:23

32. LionStone (Posts: 844; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

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

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 16:45

35. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

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

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 19:59

45. LionStone (Posts: 844; Member since: 10 Dec 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!

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 16:30 2

33. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 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.

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 00:26

51. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 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.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 17:21 1

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.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 17:25 1

40. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

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

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 19:45

43. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 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.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 19:49

44. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

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

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 00:29 1

52. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 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.

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 08:45

60. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 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.

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 08:53

61. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

*I usually DON'T go down the "my

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 08:57

62. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

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

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 18:43

67. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 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.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 20:21 1

46. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

oooh a portable ipictureframe...sweet!

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