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Apple Releases 'If You Asked' Commercial for iPad 2


Apple released a new iPad 2 television commercial which carries the same tone as the We Believe commercial released in early April.

If you ask a parent, they might call it intuitive. If you ask a musician, they might call it inspiring. To a doctor, it's groundbreaking. To a CEO, it's powerful. To a teacher, it's the future. If you ask a child, she might call it magic. And if you asked us, we'd say it's just getting started."

The new ad is on Apple's iPad page and YouTube channel.

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39 months ago

I'll buy one when it gets a capacitive pressure based screen/stylus (Like the HTC Flyer)


I'll buy one when it has an 8MHz processor, 13-inch monochrome CRT screen and a big fat "Turbo" button.
Rating: 29 Positives
39 months ago
I really like the tone of these commercials.

Also, I enjoy that they keep saying magic or magical; only because I know how angry people (trolls, mostly) here get about it.
Rating: 19 Positives
39 months ago

I really like the tone of these commercials.

Also, I enjoy that they keep saying magic or magical; only because I know how angry people (trolls, mostly) here get about it.


Apple commercials are bright, uplifting and show how technology enhances the human experience. They show people using iPads, iPhones, MacBooks, etc in everyday situations. However Android Zoom, BB Playbook, Tab are dark, joyless with people abducted by aliens, enveloped and overpowered by machines, etc.
Rating: 16 Positives
39 months ago
The iPad commercials are so much better than the current iPhone ads it's not even funny.

I'm not saying the iPhone ads should be just like this, but surely they can do better than what they've got if they have the creative folks who worked on this beauty.
Rating: 14 Positives
39 months ago
I want that voice-over guy to read me bedtime stories.
Rating: 13 Positives
39 months ago

I'll buy one when it has an 8MHz processor, 13-inch monochrome CRT screen and a big fat "Turbo" button.


I'm waiting for the model with the VGA adapter, 2 USB ports, an SD card slot, a 5.25" floppy drive, Appletalk, an ADB port for my keyboard, a SCSI port for my 130MB external drive, Blu-Ray, 8.3 super surround sound, double retina display; all for $300.
Rating: 10 Positives
39 months ago

IMO, until the ipad gets this, which is entirely possible, it will remain more of a toy than a tool, and all these commercials will be nothing but fodder for the haters.

there's nothing wrong with toys, and this is a nice one, but these lines about doctors, CEOs, etc., are just plain ridiculous.


Ummmm incorrect. I have a major surgery coming up and the only way me and my doctor could sit down together and review the CT Scan was with my iPad 2 since all CT Scans are done on digital now instead of film. I simply stopped by the hospital and snagged the cd the night before my appointment and loaded it before I left the next day.

My doctor said this was on his wish list, but he couldn't find anywhere in stock.


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Rating: 9 Positives
39 months ago

I'll buy one when it gets a capacitive pressure based screen/stylus (Like the HTC Flyer)


And I'll buy one when it comes with dual fold-out screens in a**-kicking neon colors and a choice of animal stripes, lightning bolts or fire emblems, and is sold at Wal-mart in shrink-wrapped packaging for $9.99 and has commercials featuring hot girls in bikinis jumping on a trampoline.

In other words, we're both out of luck.
Rating: 8 Positives
39 months ago

I'll buy one when it gets a capacitive pressure based screen/stylus (Like the HTC Flyer)


Well I guess you won't be buying one then. Good luck with your HTC Flyer ( whatever th hell that is)
Rating: 8 Positives
39 months ago
another great video!
Rating: 8 Positives

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