Apple debuts new iPhone ads targeting Android upgraders

“It’s no secret that iPhone users tend to be more loyal to the Apple brand than any other group of smartphone users,” Yoni Heisler writes for BGR. “According to one recent study, 79% of existing iPhone owners are intent on purchasing a new iPhone the next time they make a smartphone purchase.”

“In light of that, a lot of Apple’s efforts with respect to increasing iPhone sales don’t center on touting the iPhone to existing customers,” Heisler writes, “but in advertising the iPhone to Android users in the hopes that they make the switch over to the Apple ecosystem.”

In a series of new ads, “Apple conveys that switching to the iPhone is easy” and “notes that the iPhone offers better support than other smartphones,” Heisler writes. Another ad informs viewers that “iPhone is more secure than Android” and touts the environmental benefits of owning an iPhone.

Read more in the full article here.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Wow a new low Timmy who did you pay for these pathetic ads

    You don’t need ads just don’t make a better product. Normally the ads are ok but being an Apple fanboy even I don’t want an iPhone now

  2. For those who remember the hugely successful “I’m a Mac” series of adverts, the style is very familiar. A simple message elegantly and wittily conveyed with a consistent, instantly recognisable look.

    I fully expect to see people parodying these adverts on television shows or social media, which is a brilliant way of gaining free publicity, even when people parody those adverts to attack some aspect of Apple.

    1. I thought the same thing, very similar to the get a Mac ads. Those were effective and popular, and these seem like they willl be as well, and they do provide a lot of education on security in particular. These are a bullwark against AstroTurf from Samsung (who spends $14-18 Billion (with a B) on advertising and marketing every year, including $50-$140.00 SPIFFS to sales people to push their products on unsuspecting customers, but I digress).

    2. It’s definitely derivative from I’m a Mac but lacks all the wit and charm of those.

      Mac and PC were empathetic characters with a relationship that evolved over the course of the campaign, and mirrored their user-counterparts in the real world.

      This is Instagram/Snapchat culture advertising. Short, plucky, forgettable. It may work with the younger “TL;DR” set who make decisions on 5 seconds of flash, but I wouldn’t compare it to the Get a Mac campaign, which had much more substance to it.

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