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Awful iPhone Ad
I just saw an ad for Siri. It was an old man (probably someone famous, I donno), and he was wearing a Grey suit sitting in a pretty boring chair in a Grey apartment...at first I thought it was gonna be making fun of the iPhone because it seemed like it was intentionally making it look boring as heck. But then he said "ahh...life" then Siri rambled on with advice about life.
A pretty bad ad if you ask me. The worse apple ad I've seen in think. There might be some message behind it, or maybe it's some famous guy or something but for someone like me who doesn't know who he is...it was an anti-iphone ad in my opinion.
I would post the link here but I can't find it. Sorry. If someone knows what commercial km talking to about, post the link if you can find it.
RIM will definitely beat this ad
- 05-25-2012, 08:21 PM #3
All phones have bad commercials lately.
Haven't seen one good one in months.
iPhone & this new boring one promoting Siri & Blackberry with that boring DigiTour founder & those Martinez brothers.
Verizon commercials for their droids kinda give me a chuckle, tho. Lol.
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- 05-25-2012, 08:26 PM #4
There's only so much that can be said for devices that do basically the same thing.Why is it that when your contract commitment is up, the phone you always wanted is now old and the phone you now want won't be out until the next quarter?
Curve 8330 184.108.40.206 -> Bold 9650 220.127.116.116 Plus not one but two totally awesome kickin' Playbooks
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- 05-25-2012, 09:25 PM #10Current devices: iPhone 4S 32GB (Black) & Blackberry Bold 9930
- 05-25-2012, 09:42 PM #11
But, given that, I'm sure there are people who do use these features, and it's something (voice-dictation & video-calling) BB10 should have.957 -> 6710 -> 8310 -> 8350 -> 9700 -> iPhone 4S -> Z10
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05-25-2012, 10:06 PM #13
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My wife always ends up swearing at Siri on her iPhone. It has yet to understand anything she asks it in any meaningful way. And yes, she speaks perfectly plain English.
Back on topic -- the last few rounds of iPhone and iPad commercials I've seen have been uncharacteristically lame as Apple products go. The newest Kindle Fire ad is simple but catchy, though. It tastefully shows what it does for $199. It got me to thinking, imagine if the PlayBook had been presented showing off some of its unique features, like a generic BBM chat via bridge being interrupted by an incoming phone call notification. There are ways that simple kind of stuff can be presented to look very slick. Instead they chose some lame-a$$ voice-over describing a bunch of things the PlayBook can do at the same time that the overwhelmingly vast majority of users would never, ever have the remotest desire to do at the same time.
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Be bold. Be pantless. Then go take a nice long nap.
- 05-26-2012, 09:39 AM #15
I use my Siri all day long! It is the single best feature of this phone for me. This morning alone I've must've used it at least 15 times to send text messages and write on message boards. I also use it in the street, but must admit I'm very self-conscious about doing that. Mostly because I don't want people to think I'm "that" person and secondly because they steal iPhones here in New York City. Whenever people see me use it on the street, they mention the Samuel Jackson commercial that I've never seen.
Maybe I use my Siri a lot because I've only had my phone for three weeks and I'm still infatuated. However, this is primarily what made me keep this phone.
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05-27-2012, 10:39 PM #17
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- 05-29-2012, 10:05 AM #18
God save us all. Go Sharks.
Yes, I am a woman and I like hockey. Deal with it.
- 05-29-2012, 10:25 AM #19
I've never been a fan of voice command apps but I do know some people who use siri regularly. I've been pretty surprised at how bad the siri ads have been. Apple usually nails their advertising although it has been getting stale in general lately.
- 05-29-2012, 05:52 PM #20
The worst thing in this thread is that someone doesn't know who John Friggin' Malkovich is.Crackberry super member with posting powers no one else has and sooper sekret identities. Or so I'm told.
- 06-04-2012, 07:06 AM #21
I knew he was an actor but couldn't quite remember who it was.
He comes off as lonely, having conversations with his phone. Asking it to tell him a joke and almost flirting with it.
It's like he has an iPhone fetish. It just creeps me out.
- 06-04-2012, 07:38 AM #22I survived the Storm of 2008 and the PlayBook of 2011.
- 06-04-2012, 08:05 AM #25
Great now I can't get the commercial out of my head.
That creepy old dude laughing at a lame joke his phone told. Oh Siri, you make me laugh.
Is it something I said?
The next scene should be him nude in his bed with the iPhone on silk pillows.