AWT News Update: February 17, 2017

AWT News Update: February 17, 2017

A light news day for Apple...so we bring up the latest Samsung scandal!

  • Apple has four new iPad Pro ads touting how the device is much better than those virus-ridden slow PCs with no cellular modems
  • The acting head of the Samsung Group is arrested on charges of embezzlement, bribery, perjury and hiding assets overseas. Guy sounds like a politician, doesn't he?
  • A bomb scare briefly clears the flagship Apple Store in Sydney, Australia today
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Beats video ad features Pinocchio and other celebrities touting new wireless headphones

Beats video ad features Pinocchio and other celebrities touting new wireless headphones

Apple's Beats brand is getting close to shipping its entire new wireless headphone line, and a fun new ad jam-packed with celebrities wants to make sure that you're aware of the "no strings attached" design of the new sound gear.

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AWT News Update: June 15, 2016

AWT News Update: June 15, 2016

It's an off-the-cuff, unscripted AWT News Update today. We cover:

  • Apple's new ads touting the features of iOS 10 that will come out this fall
  • It's still difficult for people to get their hands on an iPhone SE
  • You'll soon be able to make web payments through Stripe and Shopify using Apple Pay

No text version today! Sorry!

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AWT News Update: April 11, 2016

AWT News Update: April 11, 2016

It's a short, slow news day episode of the AWT News Update:

  • Portland, Oregon is the latest metropolitan area to get access to transit directions in Apple Maps
  • Apple sends out seven new Apple Watch ads, and you'll want to keep an eye out for some celebrities in these short TV spots
  • Boston-area running fans can visit the Boylston Street Apple Store this Saturday for a discussion moderated by Apple Director of Fitness and Health Technology Jay Blahnik. RSVP Here.
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New Apple TV ad features Kobe Bryant, actor Michael B. Jordan

New Apple TV ad features Kobe Bryant, actor Michael B. Jordan

Recent Apple ads have started to feature celebrities using the company's products, usually in some humorous way. The latest -- which was aired for the first time yesterday -- features Kobe Bryant and actor Michael B. Jordan (Creed) discussing a fictional biopic about the basketball legend, using the Siri remote to pull up the NBA app and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" while discussing the part Jordan will play.

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Apple's 'Shot on iPhone 6' ad campaign is back with iPhone 6s images

Apple's 'Shot on iPhone 6' ad campaign is back with iPhone 6s images

Last year, Apple ran an ad campaign titled "Shot on iPhone 6" that highlighted photos taken by amateur and professional photographers from around the world. The campaign started on the Apple homepage, then moved to billboards in major cities. Time is reporting that the campaign is back, this time focusing on photos captured with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

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