Apple Releases 'I'll Be Home' iPad Mini Holiday Television Ad

Apple has released a new television ad showcasing the iPad and the iPad mini with a young girl singing Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home for Christmas" to her grandfather over FaceTime.

I'll be home for Christmas. You can count on me. I'll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.

Last year, Apple released a holiday ad featuring Santa talking to the then-new Siri to get directions and weather.

Top Rated Comments

Avatarshark Avatar
119 months ago
Man only Apple can get away with not describing their product in their ads.
Score: 54 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iNVERSE Avatar
119 months ago
Looks like my grandpa, just smiling and pretending like he knows whats going on, only to be thinking "what is this device and what button do I press to talk back?"
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JS82712 Avatar
119 months ago
That girl's voice sounds extremely irritating
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TimUSCA Avatar
119 months ago
That girl's voice sounds extremely irritating
I was thinking it was quite good. :confused:

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How do we know it's her grandfather?
It's pretty implied given the age gap.

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Apple is beginning to make weak commercials.. when jobs was around i was always impressed with the sound score behind the commercial as well as the storyline/outline of the commercial. not to creative anymore. seems like there trying to hard

Not creative... but they're trying too hard? The point here is the device is so well known that they only have to show it in action. That's a GOOD thing.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Prodo123 Avatar
119 months ago
Great commercial!


Man only Apple can get away with not describing their product in their ads.
I believe Apple's blatantly advertising the ability for both iPad models to make FaceTime calls with either the front or rear camera.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
newyorkone Avatar
119 months ago
Great voice and she's actually playing. Nice...
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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