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12-26-2009, 11:42 AM #1
Christmas May Have Inspired Next Generation of iPhone Users?
Unlike previous generations, kids today can thank modern technology for helping keep closer tabs than ever on Santa's Christmas Eve globe trotting.
On Thursday night, for example, countless children gathered around iPhones everywhere for the first time to track Santa using Google Maps and Google Earth.
The folks at NetBookBoards put it best:
Being a kid right now must be so exciting.
Although applications have been released in the past to provide a similar function, only this year did the demand for tracking Santa via the iPhone really seem to catch on.
Although few have discussed any aspect of this season's Santa tracking beyond the excitement it obviously helped facilitate for children and their families around the world, there is no shortage of mobile marketing analysts who can't help but postulate what this event could ultimately mean for the next generation of Apple consumers.
With evidence suggesting that the most effective product branding takes place in childhood, it is quite possible that hundreds of thousands of children may have subconsciously become future Apple fanatics as a result of what could have been the most exciting part of Christmas Eve for many - tracking Santa's whereabouts on the iPhone.
Are such suggestions a little premature? Possibly. But don't underestimate the power of product branding in youth. In this regard, Christmas 2009 may yield holiday cheer (and subsequent revenue) to Apple for many years to come.
Image via netbookboards.com
12-26-2009, 11:55 AM #2
+1 for apple
12-26-2009, 12:24 PM #3
This is an epic win for Apple. This will be burned into kids memories for the rest of their lives. In their minds if Santa approved it then he wants kids to have Apple too
12-26-2009, 12:34 PM #4
haha..to be a kid again. shoot. to be a kid again with an iphone. wow. i remember in highschool no one had cell phones. just pagers. and if you did, youd borrowed your parents 5lb brick with backpack chargerkillall Terminal
12-26-2009, 12:34 PM #5
I'm already hooked..
12-26-2009, 12:55 PM #6
12-26-2009, 01:16 PM #7
The Droid had the same thing with Santa.
12-27-2009, 02:08 PM #8
I used an App that simulated a phone call to Santa - everytime my little girl kicked off- she got a call form the man himself - don't know how long i can keep it going though!
12-27-2009, 09:46 PM #9
And when they grow up and realize Santa is a lie, they'll hate Apple for life
04-14-2010, 01:42 AM #10
WAIT APPLE STOP!!!!
In the wrong Hands, terrorists could shoot down Santa!
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04-15-2010, 10:14 AM #11
Santa is not real????????????????
04-15-2010, 10:34 AM #12
necro thread. look at the date