Quirky Apple Pay videos urge iPhone users to text cash

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Pay for your doughnut dash with help from Apple Pay.
Pay for your doughnut dash with help from Apple Pay.
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It’s been a banner week for Apple Pay with big new retailers adopting this payment service. And now the company is piling on with a trio of short videos urging users to send money via the Messages app with Apple Pay Cash.

Like many  of this company’s videos, the entries in “They send, you spend” are both funny and informative.

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Elvis is in the building for hilarious Apple FaceTime ad

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Don’t miss Apple’s hilarious Elvis-themed Group Facetime ad.
Don’t miss Apple’s wacky Elvis-themed Group Facetime ad.
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Apple gives us the gift we really want: more Elvis. Specifically, a collection of Elvis impersonators scattered around the world using Group FaceTime to share their love of the King of Rock and Roll.

This iPhone ad highlights the best new feature in iOS 12.1, the ability to make FaceTime video calls to multiple people simultaneously.

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Apple really wants iPad Pro to be your next computer

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Raw power comes up in Apple’s new video called 5 Reasons iPad Pro can be your next computer.
Better performance than most laptops comes up in Apple’s new video called 5 Reasons iPad Pro can be your next computer.
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In a previous iPad advertisement, Apple famously asked “What’s a computer?” The company has taken a step past that with its latest ad that urges people to make an iPad Pro their next computer.

The less-than-a-minute video goes on to delineate some of the capabilities of the latest iOS tablet.

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iPhone ads appeal to young people, confuse their elders

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What you think of recent iPhone ads depends heavily on when you were born.
A new study finds that what you think of recent iPhone ads depends heavily on when you were born.
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Apple’s latest TV ads are fast-paced and colorful. But a study by a market-research firm finds that Baby Boomers feel these ads aren’t aimed at them.

The analysts theorize this is because Apple isn’t trying to advertise the iPhone to anyone but young people.

Hilarious new iPhone X ad imagines life as a quiz show

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Apple's new iPhone X ad shows the struggle we go through trying to remember passwords.
Apple's new iPhone X ad shows the struggle we go through trying to remember passwords.
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Imagine you’re on a game show and the trivia answer you need to win is… the password you created for your online banking account.

This isn’t an elaborate form of hacking, it’s a funny new Apple advertisement that points out that Face ID saves us from ever having to remember passwords.

Apple’s new ‘Shot on iPhone’ video ads are mesmerizing

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Meet the star of Apple's new ad.
Meet the star of Apple's new ad.
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The long-running ‘Shot on iPhone’ ad campaign by Apple got a big update with eight incredible new videos spots featuring clips from unique locations all across the globe.

Bees, dogs, penguins and even a giant hippo star in the new video ads that were published today. The short clips highlight the iPhone’s video recording features like Slo-Mo and Timelapse while other shots are played in slow-mo. What makes the ads great is the simplicity of each show accompanied by awesome indie jams like “Chocolate (Milk Version)” by Jesse Rose & Trozé.

Watch all 8 videos below:

Siri’s latest shortcoming: public speaking

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Oh, you.
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A new iPhone 6s ad features actor Neil Patrick Harris, the Internet’s boyfriend, practicing an acceptance speech with digital assistant Siri.

The spot shows off the latest device’s hands-free feature, which lets you activate the helper with voice commands without the phone having to be plugged in. But mostly it’s just a fun little promo.

Check it out below.