Macnotes.de have announced that a reliable source have let them in on the release information for the Apple iPad 2 which will debut in the US either the first or second Saturday of April. (the 2nd or the 9th) Seems right considering that the first-generation iPad was launched on April
Apple has begun airing a brand new holiday ad for the iPhone titled "Twelve Apps Of Christmas." The ad — as you might guess — plays off the Christmas carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas and features twelve iPhone applications that vaguely fit into a holiday theme.
You can check out the full list of apps featured in the ad below, courtesy of our friends at MacRumors:
Since AT&T's request to have Verizon's ads temporarily pulled from the air has been denied, AT&T has begun airing their own commercials to respond to Verizon. The ad features a quizzical Luke Wilson pointing out which company has the fastest 3G network, the ability talk and surf at the same time, access to over 100,000 apps, and more.
Honestly, I'm not too sure if AT&T should start throwing some of these claims around; they may have a counter-lawsuit coming their way. Maybe Luke should have just asked "which network has the iPhone?" Ad follows below!
Even though Google Maps on the iPhone is free, it's still Google and Google is in the business of selling ads. Per The Apple Blog, Google is now serving up sponsored ad links with its Google Maps app for the iPhone. It may not be your thing, but it's something you'll have to deal with.
Apple's gotten some criticism in the US for their slight exaggeration in their iPhone 3G ads, such as their claim that the iPhone 3G is twice as fast as the 2G iPhone, and is even facing a possible class action, but has otherwise garnered no bad consequences. The UK government appears to have taken the matter more seriously and has banned the ads from airing in the country.
As some of you may have noticed, Apple has launched a new international ad campaign singing the praises of the new iPhone 3G. They're showing ads around the world that talk about some of the things people can do with an iPhone 3G, emphasizing the higher internet speeds of the 3G network capability. Some things mentioned are viewing the news, looking up your location on a map, downloading stuff, or surfing the web, all on an iPhone 3G.
Those iPhone ads sure are catchy, aren't they? In the YouTube era, I'm willing to bet that more than a handful of folks would love to parody those ads. The only problem is that the music used is pretty key. If you don't have the music, it won't feel the same. I did some investigation and found that the song played in the ad is actually "Perfect Timing" by Orba Squara. I cracked open Rogue Amoeba's Fission and cut the song down to what it is in the ads. So while this tip isn't really a tip, at least it's something fun. Download the iPhone Ad music here and enjoy!