Apple debuts new iPod nano ‘1000 Songs Ad’ featuring Rinôçérôse

Apple has debuted a new iPod nano television commercial, “1000 Songs Ad” that features the music of Rinôçérôse and music CD artwork (album covers) that fly around, assemble into a 3-D city skyline, and then pour into the top of an Apple iPod nano with the now-famous text, “1,000 songs in your pocket.” The ad closes with the Apple logo with “iPod + iTunes” underneath.

The ad is available in various sizes and qualities, including formats for iPod, and in high definition 720p and 1080p versions.

See the ad here.

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  1. Re: “Rinôçérôse”

    Interesting spelling. I would have added a 3, a triangle, a sigma, and a Batman logo. You’ll be sure to get that knowing look and vacant smile from inpatients loaded up with Haldol and Thorazine.

  2. I agree with Timmy and Jim…where the heck are the Mac and OS X ads?

    Sure the iPod and iTunes bring a lot of cash for my favorite fruit company, however Apple could bring in truckloads of cash if they were to advertise their computer line and OS.

    And it’s not enough to have good ads if one doesn’t saturate the TV, radio and print medias with their messages.

    Dell peddles their cheap junk all over TV and you’d think there wasn’t anything else. Same thing for Microsoft.

  3. Great Ad! Visually, it answers the “what is an iPod” question. And, yes, I’ve heard the question.

    Too bad the generic music doesn’t match the visuals.

    It’s a nice extension of the personal music bubble concept from the silhouette ads.

    Although, I wonder why they didn’t have at least ONE ad of somebody doing some air-conducting to Mahler or Bartók or Shostakovich, for us classical music aficionados. Hell, they’ve even got Winton Marsalis doing some of his microwave bebop.

    Oh well…

  4. MacDoctor, you are so wrong. Dell and Microsoft overpush their stuff. It both annoys people and looks desperate.

    Apple has EXACTLY the right saturation, and more importantly in the right places, though I do wish they started painting subways with Mac branded ads.


  5. Does anyone else see a Sept 11th parallel? When the skyscrapers come apart and down and the bits of album covers look like paper flying around, my mind went back to those television images. Weird huh – good that no one posted that.

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