Watch the new iPad Air 2 and iMac with Retina 5K display videos

By Cody Lee on Oct 16, 2014

Apple just posted the introduction videos for the iPad Air 2 and iMac with Retina 5K display shown during this morning’s event to its YouTube channel. So for folks who haven’t seen the keynote yet, or simply want to watch the clips again, here is your chance.

The video for the iPad Air 2 is short, coming in at just over 30 seconds, and focuses on the tablet’s thinner profile by hiding it behind a laser-cut pencil. As for the new Retina display iMac, there are 2 videos that—as you’d expect—highlight its beautiful screen. Read More

 

New Samsung ad calls iPhone 6 Plus a Galaxy Note imitation

By Cody Lee on Sep 14, 2014

Samsung began airing a new TV spot this weekend for the Galaxy Note 4—its new flagship handset that begins shipping next month. Like most of the company’s recent ads, this one goes after Apple, with a specific focus on its just-announced iPhone 6 Plus.

Titled “Then and Now,” the commercial points out that while Apple prepares to begin selling its first handset with a display over 5 inches, Samsung has been doing it for years with its Galaxy Note line. It essentially calls the iPhone 6 Plus a Note imitation. Read More

 

Apple posts new ‘Dreams’ iPhone 5s ad

By Cody Lee on Aug 2, 2014

Apple tonight posted a new iPhone 5s commercial to its YouTube channel. The ad is entitled ‘Dreams,’ and it depicts the popular handset being used to aid professionals and hobbyists in a variety of different fields.

Set to the tune of “When I Grow Up,” by Jennifer O’Connor, the spot aims to show that the iPhone can be used for a lot more than just texting and playing games. It features firefighters, healthcare workers, and more… Read More

 

Apple airs new ‘Stickers’ MacBook Air ad

By Cody Lee on Jul 21, 2014

Apple tonight aired a new commercial for its MacBook Air line called “Stickers.” Interestingly enough, it doesn’t talk about features or specs, or even show the laptop in use. Instead, it shows an Air being customized with various decals.

Apple says the ad, which features music from Hudson Mohawke, is a “celebration of all the many ways people love the MacBook Air.” And it ends with a side view of the thin computer and a powerful tagline: “The notebook people love.” Read More

 

Samsung posts new ‘Screen Envy’ ad in response to iPhone 6 rumors

By Cody Lee on Jul 21, 2014

Samsung has posted a new ad to its YouTube channel this afternoon entitled ‘Screen Envy.’ The spot addresses rumors that the iPhone 6 will come with a larger display, saying that Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones have had 5-inch screens for years.

The commercial literally opens with an iPhone user telling his friend that Apple is working on a larger-screened smartphone. The friend, who is of course using a Galaxy S5, is clearly unimpressed by the speculation, saying “that hasn’t happened yet?” Read More

 

New Samsung Galaxy Tab S ad pans iPad for lack of multitasking

By Cody Lee on Jul 11, 2014

The iPad is no stranger to getting bashed in TV commercials—both Amazon and Microsoft have attacked the tablet over price, display quality, and productivity capabilities. And today, Samsung joins the party with its new Galaxy Tab S ad.

The spot, which went up on the Samsung Mobile YouTube channel this afternoon, is titled: ‘Do more with Samsung GALAXY Tab S – Multitasking.’ And unsurprisingly, it pans the iPad for its inability to run multiple applications at once… Read More

 

Apple airs new ‘Parenthood’ iPhone 5s ad

By Cody Lee on Jun 29, 2014

Apple has this evening posted a new TV commercial for the iPhone 5s to its YouTube channel. The ad is entitled ‘Parenthood,’ and it touts the handset’s ability to morph into a useful tool for parents.

Set to the tune of “Life of Dreams,” by Julie Doiron, the spot showcases various iPhone apps and products for parents such as Withings’ Smart Baby baby monitor and the popular Draw Animal app… Read More

 

Apple airs new ‘Powerful’ iPhone 5s ad

By Cody Lee on Apr 22, 2014

Apple has this evening posted a new TV commercial for the iPhone 5s to its YouTube channel. The ad, which was spotted airing during tonight’s episode of ABC’s ‘Agents of SHIELD,’ touts the handset’s ability to morph into a useful tool for people in various lines of work.

Set to the tune of “Gigantic,” by the Pixies, the spot shows iPhone 5s owners using the device to do things like play music, control stage lighting in a theater, create short movies, create art installations and more. The tagline of the ad is ‘You’re more powerful than you think.’ Read More

 

Study shows mobile game developers are seeing success with TV ads

By Cody Lee on Mar 26, 2014

With more and more users moving to smartphones these days, some major mobile game publishers have taken their advertising business to television in an effort to cast a wider net. Chances are you’ve seen one of these commercials within the past month, including this one for Clash of Clans.

And you’re probably going to start seeing a lot more of them, because apparently they’re working. According to new data from analytics firm App Annie, some mobile game developers are seeing significant boosts in App Store and Google Play Store rankings for their titles following TV campaigns… Read More

 

Apple posts new ‘On the runway with iPhone 5s’ video

By Cody Lee on Feb 5, 2014

Apple has added a new video to both its YouTube channel and iPhone marketing page called ‘On the runway with iPhone 5s.’ The clip contains footage from the Burberry Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show from last September.

For those who missed our original post on the fashion show, Apple handed out then-pre-release iPhone 5s units to Burberry employees to cover the event. Their footage highlighted the handset’s image quality and new slow-motion feature… Read More

 

Apple airs new ‘Your Verse Anthem’ iPad Air ad

By Cody Lee on Jan 12, 2014

Apple began airing a new commercial for its iPad Air today, during this morning’s NFL playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers. The ad, entitled “Your Verse Anthem,’ feels familiar in that it shows how people from different walks of life use the iPad.

But that’s about where the familiarity stops. The spot itself is set to a voiceover from the film “Dead Poets Society,” which carries a very serious tone, arguing that the need for poetry, beauty and love outweigh the need for more noble pursuits such as business, engineering, and the like… Read More

 

A look back at some of Apple’s old Christmas commercials

By Cody Lee on Dec 24, 2013

Apple’s been causing a lot of commotion lately with its latest iPhone 5s commercial ‘Misunderstood.’ The ad, for those who haven’t seen it, depicts a teenager with his head buried in his smartphone while the family participates in holiday activities, and has a delightful twist.

But Apple hasn’t always been so sentimental around the holidays. In fact, it’s been making Christmas-themed spots for over two decades now, and many of them tended to err on the side of humor. Don’t believe me? Check out some of these Apple ads from the last 20 years… Read More

 

Apple airs new holiday-themed iPhone 5s TV ad

By Cody Lee on Dec 16, 2013

Apple has tonight begun airing its first new commercial in nearly a month. As you’d imagine in mid-December, the spot carries a holiday theme and focuses on the new iPhone 5s handset and its AirPlay feature.

The ad shows a teenage boy capturing his family participating in various holiday activities like decorating the Christmas tree and playing in the snow on his iPhone 5s, and then playing it for them on their TV set… Read More

 

Amazon takes on iPad, Jony Ive in new Kindle Fire HDX ad

By Cody Lee on Dec 2, 2013

They say the more successful you are, the bigger the target on your back gets. And that appears to be true with Apple and its iPad, as Amazon joins Microsoft and others in taking the popular tablet to task via TV spots.

In its latest commercial for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, the ecommerce giant compares its slate to the iPad Air. And if we’re not mistaken, it sounds like the man with the smooth english accent is supposed to be Jony Ive… Read More

 

Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston is the voice behind new iPad Air ad

By Cody Lee on Oct 23, 2013

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… Read More

 

Apple highlights gold colorway in first iPhone 5s TV ad

By Cody Lee on Oct 20, 2013

Following the publishing of its first print ads for the iPhone 5S last week, Apple has begun running its first TV spot for the handset. The commercial popped up just a few moments ago during a football broadcast on FOX.

The advert is reminiscent of Apple’s recent ‘Plastic Perfected’ iPhone 5c ad, in that it shows liquid coming together to form the flagship smartphone while the track “Ooh La La” by Goldfrapp plays in the background…

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Apple airs new iPhone 5c ad ‘Greetings’

By Cody Lee on Sep 23, 2013

Apple posted a new commercial to its YouTube channel earlier this evening. It’s called ‘Greetings,’ and it depicts a number of people from various walks of life using the just-released iPhone 5c.

The ad is a major departure from Apple’s marketing strategy in its first two 5c spots, which featured no dialogue, catchy music, and a focus on the plastic handset. This one is all about the users… Read More

 

Apple posts new ‘Designed Together’ ad showcasing iOS 7, iPhone 5c

By Cody Lee on Sep 18, 2013

Following the release of iOS 7 this morning, Apple has posted a new advertisement showcasing the redesigned software alongside the all-new iPhone 5c.

The ad is entitled ‘Designed Together,’ and similar to Apple’s recent ‘Plastic Perfected’ commercial, there’s no voiceover or dialogue. Instead, all you hear is catchy background music as various elements of iOS 7 and the iPhone 5c are displayed across the screen… Read More

 

Apple airs new ‘Plastic Perfected’ iPhone 5c ad

By Cody Lee on Sep 16, 2013

Apple has aired a new ad tonight for its all-new iPhone 5c handset. The spot is entitled ‘Plastic Perfected,’ and it focuses on the device’s bright colors and the polycarbonate material used to make its outer casing.

The commercial is a significant departure from Apple’s recent TV adverts, as it features no dialogue or voiceover. All you hear is a catchy song play in the background as you watch liquid morph into the iPhone 5c… Read More

 

Microsoft posts series of terrible ads bashing new iPhones [updated]

By Cody Lee on Sep 13, 2013

Now, we’re no strangers to Microsoft’s anti-Apple marketing antics. Whether it be Surface against iPad or Windows Phone against iPhone, the company has made it very clear that they are gunning for Tim Cook and his team out there in Cupertino.

And up until now, the effectiveness of Microsoft’s ads have been questionable at best—it’s tough to proclaim your product is better than another when sales and reviews suggest the opposite. But these new commercials have to be the worst yet… Read More

 
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