Open casting for "I'm an iPhone & Android" commercials

Open casting for
Update: We forgot that no matter your intent, there will always be people on the Internet who take everything too seriously, so we're changing the rules on this game. So, regardless of whether these imaginary commercials would be made for iPhone or Android, who do you think should be in them?

A reader recently suggested that Apple should bring back the "I'm a Mac" ads for the mobile space and have "I'm an iPhone" ads. This sounds like a great idea to us, because really the recent iPhone ads have been a bit lame, and Android commercials, when they exist can be a bit creepy. So, pick your side: Apple or Android and help us cast it. 

To have fun with both sides,.we were thinking it would be nice to see a female, since studies have shown that women are far more likely to own iPhones. So, we think it should be someone nerdy and funny like Aisha Tyler. And, we think the Android should be Seth Rogen.

That said, we want to hear from you (unless you have no sense of humor and can't be bothered to have a little fun with us). Who you think should play the iPhone and the Android in the new series of "I'm an iPhone vs Android" commercials that we're imagining?



1. tigerphage

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I suck, I'm small and inadequate compared to my larger android friend

30. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

The commercial should start with everyone buying last year's iPhone 4 happy and then Apple tricking them into buying the same phone by putting an S after the title. LMBO!

48. bizwhizzy

Posts: 51; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Anyone who came here to have some fun with the idea, the fun comments are on the next couple of pages. Page 1 has become the place for the few people who hate fun.

2. T@co5O unregistered

This is worth a thread on a "news" site? lol Do 15 year olds run this page?

9. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

I think this site is missing an "i" in its domain name.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

guys, lighten up, its ok to have fun and joke around every once and a while.. if u dont want to participate, u dont have to... oi!!! lol

15. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011


18. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011 HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!! So true! Yea, it's run by a bunch of 15yr old apple fan boys.

20. bizwhizzy

Posts: 51; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

And of course you idiots calling the site biased towards Apple won't be found anywhere next week when all the news is about the Nexus Prime and Android.

22. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

You idiot, this site just said they want to create a commercial for the iPhone. What part of: "Help us cast "I'm an iPhone" commercials" don't you get? Do you need it explained to you like you're a 4yr old? Which, by default, means that THIS SITE just admitted that they are Apple's (VIRAL) marketing dept.

24. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Wow, really just wanted to have some harmless fun. I guess I forgot that on the internet there will always be those who take everything too seriously...

26. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

Except that you guys never have "harmless fun" promoting Android at Apple's expense. Seriously, I stopped reading Engadget because of their Apple bias. Hmm, is looking like a better place for real news and not Apple marketing disguised as "news"

33. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

We may not have had harmless fun promoting Android, but that's because as far as I know, we've never done an article like this. But fine, I'll edit the post to be harmless fun all around if that's what it takes.

36. bizwhizzy

Posts: 51; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Yay! Dumb s**ts who can't take a joke bitch until they get their way! Thanks for not knowing how to have fun everybody!

40. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

So this is how you talk and 'have fun'?

51. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

There was nothing wrong with the orginal post mike. If your planing on making an apple commercial it better make fun of the competition right. I think the better thing to do was a seperate article about android commercials for ics?

59. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Nexos.. chill dude, michael is about the least biased writer ive ever seen on this site. This thread came out of a joke that one of OUR BOARD MEMBERS made on another thread. Michael was just running with it, because it was a fun time killer. I'm not an ibot for defending him am I? lol

39. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Okay - that's it. Time to take a sarcastic verbal 2X4 to all these humorless anti-fun dipsticks who cannot laugh at the world around them. We can stop these people if we all band together, singing the theme from "The Naked Gun" and tell mobil industry knock-knock jokes. Do ya hear me ya sticks in da mud?? IT IS ON!!

45. bobnnate

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

well at least the nexus prime is news worthy lol

3. Apple Conspiracy unregistered

Apple is now like Microsoft in their original "I'm Mac commercial" - stingy, restrictive, outdated. Google's Android is the cool new free wave of advanced mobile IT, not Apple. Apple is now in business and showbusiness sector, iPhone is used by totaly iliterate people that just want to look rich and feel special - the true formula of consumerism. If they make this commercial, it will look incredibly sarcastic.

56. dinodxynez

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Dude, I couldn't have said it better myself!!!

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, if you want nerdy and bumbling, you could go with Jesse Eisenberg or Michael Cera. As for the iPhone, maybe Ellen Page or Emma Stone. However, I have a bad taste in my mouth from making casting suggestions for ads that would attempt to shallowly put Android down. So if we did an Android ad instead (a reversal of "I'm a Mac" commercials) I would suggest Zachary Quinto for Android and Kirsten Dunst as the iPhone.

6. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I definitely like the idea of Ellen Page. Why did Zachary Quinto come to mind for Android? Seems like an interesting choice.

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

because, he was Syler from Heroes and Spock from the Star Trek reboot. He is kick butt. I think Emma Stone would be a better choice than Ellen Page personally.

12. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Yeah, I guess I just wasn't really thinking about someone who kicks butt for either role. I think you're right about Emma Stone tho, she's funnier than Ellen Page. That's why I was also thinking Kristen Bell too

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, sylar in good guy mode would be a great android guy. the power to have all powers :)

28. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Goes along well with the whole "Droid Does" campaign :)

32. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I dig the Ellen Page analogy. She's cute, compact and no-nonsense, but not very powerful. She's also the "it girl"... from 2008. Dimitri Martin actually makes sense, come to think of it. Bumbling, perhaps, but he's also witty and self-aware. How is this a pro-iPhone article?

35. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Apparently, because I didn't explicitly say that it was okay to make fun of Apple too.

43. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

michael, great idea. these sniveling fandroids dont realize what a huge story that was yesterday for all tech blogs. apple gets a ton of attention b/c they have the top selling devices. android's attention is spread thin over many, many launches and many companies. HTC will get a moment tomorrow, but one of many on the year........... (and i'm much more excited for the nexus event now than i was for the iphone one, well... maybe)

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