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Apple posts Facebook, KBB iPhone ads

updated 09:05 am EST, Wed February 6, 2008

Facebook, KBB iPhone ads

In the wake of yesterday's 16GB upgrade announcement, Apple has released two new TV commercials for the iPhone. Both concentrate not on the device itself, but rather on popular websites that have been given customized iPhone interfaces. The first is dedicated to Facebook, and shows a person browsing news, profiles and pictures; it claims that the iPhone is perfect for people who cannot stop checking Facebook at their computer, since they can now check it anywhere.

The second ad visits Kelley Blue Book, the famous guide to car prices. Here Apple suggests that the iPhone is a useful tool in talking to dealers, as it is possible to check on the going prices for vehicles where a salesman might otherwise have the upper hand.




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  1. geotroid

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    The "Innernet"

    The narrator for these iPhone commercials does not enunciate the first letter "t" in the word "internet." Hence, we have a new Apple creation, the "innernet." Hmm. It must be some sort of cerebral interface (or "innerface") that Apple's created to help individuals get in touch with themselves, to reach the "inner" you.

  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Facebook-ugh

    I've seen so many people in class waste so much time on this site. It was kind of ironic how this "social site" had them glued to monitors in the lab instead of actually talking or chatting to people. And all of this was done when they should have been working on their projects. They would go on for, literally, hours.

    I personally DO have an account, and rarely ever do anything about it.

    Perhaps making Facebook truly mobile will make it more of a social site than before. Now you can call up info about people when you're out and about, get their contact info you wouldn't necessarily have in your address book, schedule an impromptu party they can share with all of their friends. Maybe they'll write some scripts to let those downloadable events straight to your iCal calendar represented on your iPhones calendar, and then sync it back to your Mac.

    Yeah, I have a loathing for facebook and the immobile people it creates, but it's a force to be reckoned with, so Apple was smart to have them sign on early AND show off the rather tasteful iPhone version of the site for the masses to see.

    Expect to see an evolution of Facebook and its uses, and a surge in iPhone sales by college students. Hopefully this won't hinder the possibility of Apple making iCal live-updating sometime soon.

  1. coldfusion1970

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    booking face

    I love checking my FB on my iPod touch. Is it sad because i'm a 38 year old man?

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