The folks in Cupertino appear to be trolling those who criticize them for leaving the rumored iWatch out of this year's WWDC keynote, with a new commercial focusing on how the iPhone 5s works with fitness and health apps.
Lately it seems as though Samsung copies so liberally from Apple's design direction that it's hardly worth commenting on when it appears. (To be fair, the gold Galaxy was just too good to pass up.) But today the tech sphere is abuzz with the realization that Samsung's "brilliant" ad for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is almost a carbon copy of Apple's "Hello" spot for the 2007 Oscars.
Usually on Free App Friday, we're all about the underground. Whether it's something just fun to mess around with, or an app that looks like it can improve your life, we strive to shine a spotlight on the under-loved corners of the App Store. While we've covered corporate apps in the past, they tend to serve some function of the brand they represent. Well thanks to the powers of editorial carte-blanche, we're going to take a look into Play Fanta: Saving the Source. The only goal here is to make you want to drink Fanta-- and it's still rad. I still can't believe I'm saying that.
Apple's ads don't generally require explanation. From the iconic "1984" Super Bowl spot to the silhouette and "I'm a Mac" campaigns, Apple's commercials are designed according to three rules: simplicity, straightforwardness and recognizability.
Actor John Malkovich may not be the next actor you’d expect to see in a pair of Apple commercials following in the footsteps of Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel, but that’s exactly who you’ll find discussing “Life” and “Joke” with Siri next.
Sure, now may not be the best time to get an iPhone 4 with rumors that Apple is ready to start manufacturing the next model for release in September, but that won’t stop the carriers from trying to entice you anyway -- such as Verizon Wireless, who may be dropping the existing model by nearly $50 soon.
iOS developers currently reaping the rewards of Apple’s iAd platform have apparently lost at least one target audience: Children. A new report claims that Apple has quietly removed iAds from all apps aimed at the little ones, citing “a lack of interest from advertisers.”
We already know that Steve Jobs and Company love iAds, because they’ve made such a big deal about them at media events for almost a year. Apparently some of you must love ‘em too, because Apple has now introduced a free app dedicated to them called iAd Gallery.
Stop what you're doing and listen closely. Yes, you're hearing it correctly: That's the noise made by thousands of eagle-eyed tech savvy consumers slapping their foreheads simultaneously in disbelief. What's caught their attention? Oh, nothing much--just a Verizon advertisement featuring an Android-powered Motorola handset that's apparently running iOS.
Apple is rightfully proud of their Retina Display technology first introduced in the iPhone 4 and now carried across to the iPod touch, and they’ve chosen their latest television commercial to tout the feature.