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Posted by Chris Hall on November 23rd, 2009

My least favorite thing in the world is hearing people try to bash Apple products. My friends come to me all the time trying to tell me how they are going to get the next great $800 Sony computer or how they are so pumped to get the Droid. I used to bark back, but now I'm taking higher ground, just using my product like I would on a day to day basis... problem free with absolutely no regrets. At this point, I could really care less if you choose to buy Windows 7. I think it's a dumb decision, but that's your deal and you have to live with it. The iPhone though is another story to me.

I'll be the first to tell you about the iPhone's shortcomings. It is stuck to the AT&T network, and... that's it. Sure, maybe the battery is an issue, but every other smart phone with comparable specs has similar issues. Being an employee of a company that is directly tied to the iPhone, I get people all the time that question me about why I like the phone so much. I hear the "Oh, you just like it because it's your job" comments all the time from people trying to convince themselves, through me, that they should get the "we have a touch screen too" Samsung Instinct, the "oh, it's a business phone too" Blackberry Storm, the "we've got an App Store too" Palm Pre, or the latest challenger, the Motorola Droid, whose App Store is currently being abandoned by some of the worlds largest devs (most notably, Gameloft). Regardless of AT&T's shortcomings, I, and millions of others, know that the iPhone is the best phone (and possibly piece of electronics) that money can buy.

Sometimes, when arguing my point about iPhone dominance, I wish that I could just put together a little presentation, on my phone, about why it's better than the rest... but without looking like a bozo. Fortunately for me, the company that makes the iPhone has, in my opinion, the best marketing team in the world, and they have answered my prayers with a new line of commercials. I can't wait to see Verizon's, and my iPhone hating friends response to these. Enjoy!

Apple iPhone Ad - Did You See My Email? from Arik Hesseldahl on Vimeo.

Apple iPhone Ad - What Time's The Movie? from Arik Hesseldahl on Vimeo.

These ads, according to CNN Money, are scheduled to start tonight and air during "House, Dancing With the Stars, How I Met Your Mother, One Tree Hill, Big Bang Theory, CSI: Miami, The Daily Show, and the late-night talk shows (Conan, Kimmel, Fallon, Craig Ferguson)."

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