I had to be out during the Oscars but I took along a small TV — with a color screen of lower resolution and size than a Treo!
Thankfully the iPhone ad ran during the first break.
Despite triple ghost images, I caught on by the third Hello.
What a brilliant ad! Tying in a telephone’s Hello to the original Macintosh introduction’s Hello!
Covering my back was a friend who was watching the Oscars with instructions to call me when the ad ran — and if he saw it.
Although I wasn’t able to make out most of the stars, both my friend and I zeroed in on the same, uh, person in the ad: Betty Rubble!
OK, now I’m calling the next iPhone ad: It will feature The Beatles song with that lyric, “You say goodbye, but I say hello.”
Prior coverage on this blog: I Said There Would Be An Apple Ad During The Oscars