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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Top Rated Comments

batchtaster Avatar
147 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.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DeathChill Avatar
147 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.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fidelisimo Avatar
147 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.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
slimbek Avatar
147 months ago
I want that voice-over guy to read me bedtime stories.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Small White Car Avatar
147 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.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
one1 Avatar
147 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.


Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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