- iPhone ads
- The rest
and an "there is an app for that" one
Now for the competition: Samsung
and (with the Omnia)
and Google's Android (via HTC)
See the difference? The Mrs did very quickly: In one set of adverts you see someone using the phone, in the others you appear to be watching a film trailer that is starring a phone. Her point was that the reason she likes her iPhone is what it is like to use and she won't switch to these other phones because you have no idea how they work just that they are in an advert with as much depth as a perfume ad.
Now I'm no advertising genius but I can't help thinking that this means one of two things
- The other phones are a pain to use
- The advertising agencies doing the other adverts are rubbish
The Windows 6.5 advert that is on TV right now has a bloke holding a phone while people in FOAM COSTUMES with windows Icons on them look sad and then become happy because he has a new Windows 6.5 phone... I mean how bad is that phone to use if you won't even show screenshots but just foam icons?
There are lots of reasons why the iPhone is doing well but top of the list is usability. Interestingly other mobile phone companies keep trying to compete on things like "better camera" or "better windows integration"(!) rather than on the feature that people actually want: USABILITY.
So how do you know a phone is rubbish? If an advert does everything in its power to NOT to show you someone using it.