bryan cranston

Apple introduced a new iPad mini and full-sized iPad yesterday to a packed audience at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center. The former is now sporting a crisp Retina display, and the latter has been redesigned as the ‘iPad Air.’

The company has already posted an ad for the Air on its YouTube channel, showing various settings the tablet is used in with a voiceover talking about its versatility. And if you thought the voice sounded familiar, you were right…

A few folks noted that the man speaking in the Air commercial sounds a bit like actor Bryan Cranston, who just wrapped up the hit TV show Breaking Bad. And as it turns out it is, as confirmed by Mashable and several other outlets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9gLqh8tmPA

Of course Apple has used celebrities in a number of previous product ads—remember the celebrity-laden iPhone 4s ‘Siri’ campaign?—and has frequently used them for voiceovers: actors Jeff Daniels and Kiefer Sutherland come to mind.

Still, it’s an interesting tidbit, especially considering how big Bryan Cranston is right now.

The ad itself is great, delivering a powerful message about the new version of one of Apple’s most popular products. And I like how they used Cranston—the voiceover is a lot more subtle, less gaudy than typical celebrity endorsements.

What do you think?

  • Attom

    Oh my god! 😀 awesome

    • Mr. E

      ;P

      • Hussain Alsanona

        I love him

  • Omar Ruiz

    Bryan!

  • Sean

    He’s the only reason I read this article 🙂

  • Malay Mody

    HEISENBERG! lol

  • Tsavo Walker

    Knew it

  • brooks whiffen seale

    Science Bitch!

    • Raechel Mclain

      Haha no doubt!

  • chumawumba

    Called it

  • Chris Holden

    Mr. Bryan Cranston!! breaking bad is the best show in the history of television, and if you disagree your a Doucheb@g

    • James

      its one of the best. i’d put my vote in for dexter, but we digress.

    • Yujin

      Yes bitch!

  • cooldayr

    HEISENPAD!!!

  • El Arqui Tecto

    Can you imagine Jesse Pinkman: “Buy this iPad bitch”

    • Gjorgji Cvetkovski

      Look at this iPad. Science, bitch! 😀

  • Freddy Born

    Those apple guys have some mad skills, yow!

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    Yo, Mr. White?

  • Anthony Antunez

    I AM THE ONE WHO JAILBREAKS
    XD

  • Oscar Nigma

    W.W?

  • Kenny Woodard

    I miss Breaking Bad 🙁

  • on3simpleclick

    ..I haven’t watched any Breaking Bad at all. Don’t kill me..

    • D.

      Do yourself a favour and start watching it. Hands down, the greatest tv show in history.

  • Breaking Pad

  • Tom

    i never seen it i only seen malcom and the middle

    • Omar Wright

      Its amazing how Bryan can go from playing a goofy character like Hal to a serious character like Walter White. I’d suggest you treat yourself and check it out.

  • jahanzeb aamir

    It’s Walter White … Bitch … So He died selling meth … or so we thought … He escaped death … left his family …. and actually invested in Apple. No wonder it’s the number 1 co. now 😉 Hense the voice-over.

  • David lim

    Heseinpad.

  • James

    no duh. but i do agree that this is an awesome ad. all the videos they played during the keynote were fantastic.

  • Sherlock EB

    And now I want to watch Breaking Bad on an iPad Air

  • Omar Wright

    I THOUGHT that was him!!! But then i thought i was wrong and the voice souned too young to be him.

  • jeff daniels and kiefer sutherland come to mind faster than Jeff Goldblum, Dr. Ian Malcom himself?

  • Obsidian71

    “You’re a blowfish Apple”

  • Abbas

    any chance we could get that music in the background as a ringtone ? anyone?

    • blastingbigairs

      There are ringtone creator apps for that I’m sure. You just have to capture the MP3 somehow.

  • Guest

    Breaking Pad

  • Raechel Mclain

    Love love love