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Someone should check on Steve Jobs right away. He is obviously not acting like his usual self. In fact, Jobs - or someone else very high up at Apple -...
11-09-2010, 09:29 AM #1
Apple Lets Verizon Produce iPad Commercial
Someone should check on Steve Jobs right away. He is obviously not acting like his usual self. In fact, Jobs - or someone else very high up at Apple - has either lost their mind completely or flip-flopped entirely on Apple's longstanding vice grip on TV commercials promoting Apple products. It's a reality that came to light this week as Verizon - yes, Verizon - has introduced its very own TV spot for the iPad.
Promoting the tablet and Verizon's MiFi for wireless Internet connection, the new commercial represents such a dramatic change of pace for Apple that it's almost difficult to fathom. AT&T, for example, which carries the iPhone exclusively in the United States, still is not permitted by Apple to independently produce original commercial advertisements for the smartphone. Somehow, Verizon isn't being held to the same rule, and now the rival carrier finds itself free to produce an original iPad commercial.
Although rumors have swirled about carrier expansion since AT&T was first announced as Apple's exclusive partner on the iPhone, Verizon and Apple have arguably worked closer this year than almost anyone first thought possible. Yet it should be noted that Apple's coziness with Verizon is just one small aspect of an entire outreach policy for Apple that has the Cupertino based tech giant similarly working with more retail outlets than ever before to carry Apple products. So while Verizon may feel special, Apple is simply making the smart business choice to expand its product availability and exposure to as many consumers in the mass market as possible. If nothing else, this commercial may just reflect that policy.
Last edited by Michael Essany; 11-09-2010 at 09:41 AM.
11-09-2010, 09:34 AM #2
Verizon sucks idk why apple let this happenpain & time and glory
11-09-2010, 09:37 AM #3
A) An open standard
B) Available on iPod touch (latest gen)
C) Has nothing to do with AT&T (can't normally be used with their services)
And, yes, the latest commercial for FaceTime stating that WAS after the latest iPod touch was made and yet AT&T still said "only on iPhone."
You can spot them because they usually have a quick AT&T logo and no music, like this:
Last edited by CZroe; 11-09-2010 at 09:47 AM.
11-09-2010, 10:18 AM #4
Start in the right direction for Apple-share the spotlight
11-09-2010, 10:19 AM #5
If this is a tell, tell sign that Verizon will get the iPhone. I will, in some part, lose respect for Apple. I really don't like Verizon. Their Network sucks, it's CDMA, and there plans are ridiculously expensive. But at the end of the day, Apples loyalties are to their shareholders first then the consumers. As long as they keep one on AT&T. I don't mind. I don't mind at all. iPhone + AT&T = Mobile Heaven (for me that is)
11-09-2010, 10:32 AM #6
Edit: Oh, and FaceTime is currently only on iPhone if you're talking about cell phones. No other phone offers FaceTime though they may offer a video conference service that is very similar.
Last edited by Alex.sebenski; 11-09-2010 at 10:37 AM.
11-09-2010, 10:48 AM #7
11-09-2010, 10:58 AM #8
Possibly because it also advertises the need for the Verizon dongle thing to substitute 3G, is the reason Apple did not produce this Ad.
Look out for iPhone cables in Verizon stores too OMG
11-09-2010, 12:30 PM #9
11-09-2010, 01:30 PM #10
Hello?? This is a good thing! You don't have to be a verizon fan but the point is Apple is branching out and starting to ease their restrictive policies. Good thing android has taken such a large share of the phone market and forcing Apple to give us a better consumer experience. YAY FOR CAPITALISM!!! Maybe one day Apple will allow the sale of unlocked phones!
11-09-2010, 01:54 PM #11
11-09-2010, 02:30 PM #12
Well, my work is buying me an iPad...for what reason, I'm not sure, but hey, its free...and I'm just going to use my 'ole Root Tether from my DroidX. Wifi everywhere.
11-09-2010, 02:54 PM #13
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-OequhWetw]YouTube - Baby - Apple iPhone 4 Commercial (SpoofTime)[/ame]
And you are wrong about AT&T not making commercials. They do and they have been all along. If you recall, AT&T made ones about being able to talk and browse at the same time too and they wanted it to seem like the "there's an app for that" commercials. This was LONG before the iPhone 4.
If you don't know what you are saying, why are you saying it? That's the same questsion I have to ask all of the "could/would/should/hadn't of" people. It's HAVE, not OF!
Last edited by CZroe; 11-09-2010 at 02:54 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
11-09-2010, 03:06 PM #14
11-09-2010, 03:15 PM #15
Now you said earlier that AT&T make iPhone commercials all the time. Yet you have absolutely ZERO evidence of that statement. You think AT&T-made iPhone ads are made to look like Apple made them? That's because APPLE MADE THEM!!! Not AT&T.
Give me the shovel, you've dug that hole long enough.
Oh and "hadn't of" if very poor english
Last edited by feidhlim1986; 11-09-2010 at 04:03 PM.
11-09-2010, 04:07 PM #16
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efBYxweIngs&]YouTube - New iPhone 3GS Ad-Multi People[/ame]
That commercial is all about making calls while using mobile data. The point was that CDMA/Verizon could not do that. If Apple made it, they made it at the behest of AT&T when their network was under criticism and everyone was screaming for Verizon.
Last edited by CZroe; 11-09-2010 at 04:09 PM.
11-09-2010, 04:20 PM #17
So are all of the commercials for the iPhone 4 by at&t? Every one of them mentions a feature the iPod touch 4 also has and then continues to say "Only on the iPhone 4.". I really don't know who makes the commercials. Maybe Apple hires some other company. Maybe Apple and at&t work together. Maybe they are by at&t. But I think most of you guys need to calm down over a single statement that Apple has been the only one to make ads for iDevices.
11-09-2010, 04:47 PM #18
Apple - iPhone 4 - One-tap video calling with FaceTime on iPhone 4
Video on Apple.com states at the end that FaceTime requires iPhone 4 and Wifi, they don't mention iPod.
11-09-2010, 06:29 PM #19
11-09-2010, 06:48 PM #20
apple makes them or hires someone to make them for them.
at&t just stick their badge on the end
in australia we have all the same ads except with vodafone optus and other carrier badges at the end