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Apple, HP debut new iPod television commericals

updated 11:15 pm EDT, Sun August 29, 2004

New Apple, HP iPod TV ads

Both Apple and HP on Sunday evening aired iPod TV commericals during the MTV Video Music Awards. Apple's iPod/iTunes commerical, dubbed ". According to readers, the commercial begins with a focus on the iPod's heirarchical menu ("You > Let > Musical > Worlds > Collide") followed by a diverse set of music scenes with a "colliding" music (i.e., the wrong genre for the setting). It closes with a voiceover: "You have all your favorite music living happily together in one place. Introducing the Apple iPod from HP. Your PC will never be the same again."




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  1. stiv41

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    invent

    the HP ad is here: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/hpads/tvpromo.html

    I love how they end by saying "HP... Invent." haha invent WHAT?!?! what the h*** did you invent??

  1. Mac-a-Bayan

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Good Observation.

    But let's just keep it among ourselves. Maybe it means HP invents new "ties" as oppose to the usual closed wintel circle. What ever it is, I think this is a great promotion for Apple coming from a well recognized PC company. Corporate ties and alliance is what Apple needs to be recognized as viable (and not alternative!) hardware company among PC users. It directly counters the biased criticisms hurled by wintel zealots. Great work Apple! HP we love your printers!

  1. DeKU

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    misspelling

    Apple spelled stereo "sterio". Is this a misspelling or does "sterio" mean something?

  1. Mac-a-Bayan

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Again gud observation!

    Yikes! And I thought being an asian I was terrible with my spelling! I'm sure its a typo.

  1. Stephen.S.

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re:mispelling

    The groups name is "Steriogram", so Sterio is appropriate in this case.

  1. crayola

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    hp ipod

    i just don't get this hp ipod thing. is it cheaper than the original apple ipod? is it supposed to work better with an hp computer? if no to the above then what's the point of getting an hp ipod when you can just get the original?

  1. GORDYmac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    The HP iPod will hurt...

    Apple iPod sales. PC companies routinely drop prices of their hardware dramatically. Eventually, their variant will go for around $200 easy, as HP takes on the brunt of Microsoft's assualt. While I won't go as far as saying the clone wars are back, the Apple iPod will see a significant decline.

  1. dlindsay17

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    blue?

    weren't the HP ipods supposed to be blue in color?

  1. bigpoppa206

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    How can HP...

    Hurt iPod sales when thats what they are doing...selling iPods! It helps Apple in the long run. No way is HP going to drop the price, because then they would have to sell it at a loss and make the difference up to Apple. In the big pcture, the whole thing works out great for Apple. Just in time too; we need to beat off Real and M$.

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