After months of fighting between Verizon, Apple and AT&T, the latest ad from Apple shows it’s all one big ‘happy’ family, showing the Verizon iPhone 4 and AT&T iPhone 4 side-by-side with the tagline “Two is Better Than One.” The ad is set to the Blue Danube (or An der schönen blauen Donau), the famous Johann Strauss waltz.
It shows two iPhone 4s simultaneously scrolling, surfing, checking iBooks, using FaceTime, and etc, all identically, before the AT&T and Verizon logos appear, followed by the tagline “Two is better than one.” At the moment, the only version of the ad on YouTube is from an Apple fan. Apple has yet to load the ad on its YouTube Channel. Apple’s ad follows a Verizon spot that broke last week teasing the February 10 launch of the iPhone 4 on Verizon’s network.
Verizon is expected to put major “marketing muscle” behind the iPhone 4, at the expense of competing Google Android smartphones, according to one analyst. Shaw Wu of Kaufman Bros. said earlier this month that checks with industry sources suggest the largest wireless network in the U.S. will make a big push to promote the long-awaited arrival of the iPhone. [via Mashable; header image by JFingas/Flickr]