WATCH: Apple reveals first iPhone 6 ads featuring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake

Saqib Shah
September 23, 2014

Just in case you’re still on the fence about whether to buy an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has roped in Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake to convince you.

The Cupertino-based tech giant has released two new ads for its new devices, both of which were originally previewed at its iPhone 6 launch event earlier this month.

However, if like so many of us, you tuned in to that live broadcast only to find it marred with technical glitches – this is your chance to catch the two promo clips in their HD glory.

Unlike other tech companies such as Samsung and Microsoft, which spend the majority of their ads nitpicking their rivals’ products (in most cases the target being Apple), Tim Cook and co are focusing purely on the new devices.

The new clips continue Apple’s simple aesthetic of showing its products on a white background. This time the narration is provided by the soothing tones of Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon (both of whom have collaborated on SNL skits in the past).

The first clip demonstrates the camera functions of the new devices, while the second focuses on size. The comic tone associated with the two performers is in tact, although it’s been reined in not to overshadow Apple’s babies.

It will be interesting to see how Apple continues to promote its record-breaking new iPhone, especially now that the hype surrounding its release has somewhat settled. The iPhone 6 has already sold 10 million units, with fans queuing days in advance to get their hands on the new phones.

Like most blockbuster products, Apple had a winning launch weekend but now it must win over the skeptics.

What do you think of Apple’s new promo clips? Did they convince you to buy iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? And who else would you like to see voicing Apple’s ads in the future?

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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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