No favoritism; new iPhone ad has AT&T and Verizon working together

Just a few days since Verizon's new iPhone 4 ad was released, which, by the way, had no actual iPhones in it, a new advert has hit the airwaves which displays two iPhones from AT&T and Verizon working flawlessly together.

The ad shows two iPhones in front of a white background, as usual, going through an array of the phone's tasks and features. First, they both check out a photo; then they go to news websites; download an app from the App Store; update their Facebook status; read a book; play a game, among other things; and finally, end up video calling each other with FaceTime, all at the same (edited) speed. The only differences between the two is the content, of course. For instance, different pictures, different websites, and different text.

It ends by showing the logos of both carriers and reads: "Two is better than one."

There's no doubt that Apple wanted to clear the air about which mobile carrier was seen as their top priority. Now, it seems AT&T and its customers can breathe easily. Apple has not turned their backs on them, as the Internet would have you believe. Apple is willing to prove that point, regardless of an exclusivity deal, by airing this joint commercial. Most importantly, they didn't show Verizon-exclusive features like mobile hotspot or AT&T's much-touted simultaneous data and voice. Although, we're pretty confident Verizon and AT&T will showcase that point for them, particularly if they don't decide to activate the hotspot feature for their own network.

Parenthetically, it would be quite a shock if Apple were to completely embrace Verizon in an iPhone, or even iPad, advertisement since Verizon was known for belittling the iPhone's features in a series of Motorola Droid ("Droid Does") commercials. Though, which mobile carrier hasn't jumped on that particular bandwagon?

Apple is most definitely riding the fence, as they should.

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ccoltmanm said,
Interesting motto: Two is better than one.

They NEVER thought that until now.

No, but I'm sure they'll trademark it and sue anyone who ever thinks of using that line ever again.

Joey H said,

No, but I'm sure they'll trademark it and sue anyone who ever thinks of using that line ever again.


I loled IRL

ccoltmanm said,
Interesting motto: Two is better than one.

They NEVER thought that until now.

Anyone watch HIMYM?

"Two beavers are better than one, they're twice the fun!" =P

St4rOcean said,

Anyone watch HIMYM?

"Two beavers are better than one, they're twice the fun!" =P


Hahaha!!!! You kind of made my day. That Robin Sparkles has some catchy tunes!

Xero said,
Shame they didn't receive a call during their duet. Probably would have ruined the commercial

It's A Shame That The AT&T IPhone Did NOT Drop A Call During The Ad! My Social Worker Has An IPhone 3GS And He Says It Does Drop Calls From Time 2 Time (On AT&T'S Network Of Course)!

kevpan815 said,

It's A Shame That The AT&T IPhone Did NOT Drop A Call During The Ad! My Social Worker Has An IPhone 3GS And He Says It Does Drop Calls From Time 2 Time (On AT&T'S Network Of Course)!


P.S. On My Motorola Droid (With Verizon Wireless Of Course), If A Call Comes In While I Am Browsing The Net, It Gives Me The Option 2 Either Answer The Call And Get Disconnected From The Internet, Or Ignore The Call And Stay Connected 2 The Internet! I Suspect THat The Verizon Wireless IPhone Will Operate The Exact Same Way As My Motorola Droid!

Yeh but there's no facetime over either of those networks, both phones spent pretty much the whole advert on 3G then had to switch to wifi for facetime, since its a full screen app this was skillfully hidden.

Shouldn't the hand in the first phone match the skin tones of the girl shown in the 2nd phone? Supposing they are Facetiming each other?

Quikboy said,
Shouldn't the hand in the first phone match the skin tones of the girl shown in the 2nd phone? Supposing they are Facetiming each other?

LOL that made me look again.. sooo bad.

Quikboy said,
Shouldn't the hand in the first phone match the skin tones of the girl shown in the 2nd phone? Supposing they are Facetiming each other?

No, both hands on the left and right are the same white male. Facetime uses both the front AND REAR camera.

I personally wish that Apple and Verizon would let me Upgrade my phone early, as I would like 2 purchase a Verizon IPhone, but am NOT eligible 4 a New Every Two again until 04/02/2012! Until then I am stuck with my Motorola Droid which I can NOT sell or Trade In because my Droid is Jail Broken In order to install Ginger Bread!

kevpan815 said,
I personally wish that Apple and Verizon would let me Upgrade my phone early, as I would like 2 purchase a Verizon IPhone, but am NOT eligible 4 a New Every Two again until 04/02/2012! Until then I am stuck with my Motorola Droid which I can NOT sell or Trade In because my Droid is Jail Broken In order to install Ginger Bread!
So reload it, sell it, choke up the ETF and get the VZW iPhone. I know some people that are on AT&T now and are going to wait until their contracts are up (in a few months) and others that have a year or more and are willing to pay the ETF to switch carriers.

I don't think the Moto Droid is a bad phone. Why do you want out so bad?

Google, RIM, Nokia, and Microsoft should respond by saying 'x' is better than 2, where x is however many carriers they're in.

Bern@rd said,
Google, RIM, Nokia, and Microsoft should respond by saying 'x' is better than 2, where x is however many carriers they're in.

True, you can always get a Factory Unlocked iPhone 4 legally and use 'x' no. of carriers

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