Discussion about
dave

Has anyone seen this Verizon / iPad 2 commercial? All the scenes are outdoors.

Watching some Monday Night Football and just saw this commercial for the iPad 2 on Verizon. Has anyone seen it?

www.youtube.com­/watch­?v­=aKBebh­_3Ub8

I know commercial advertising takes a lot of liberties, but nearly all the scenes show people using the iPad 2 outdoors under bright sunlight! Hah. Anyone who has used any smartphone or tablet (with a non e-ink display), knows it's pretty unenjoyable under bright sunlight.

See previous discussions on gdgt:
gdgt.com­/discuss­/so­-it­-s­-got­-an­-lcd­-screenso­-basic...

gdgt.com­/question­/if­-daylight­-reading­-is­-important...

gdgt.com­/question­/how­-do­-you­-handle­-screen­-glare­-7...

sort by

6 replies
gomer43

I actually don't mind using my iPad 2 outdoors in the sun. Turning the brightness up a lot makes it quite readable.
1 like dislike
Dignan17

I noted the same thing about the commercial, but with the opposite observation. I thought it was humorous that the last scene has someone taking a photo during a nighttime campout! First of all, if you have your tablet with you (any tablet), I question whether that's called camping. But second, how good is a photo taken with that camera in that situation?
1 like dislike
groovechicken

Yeah, I saw that commercial on Sunday while watching football and chuckled myself. Will people sue if they buy one expecting to read on a lawn chair in the sun? Does the 2 still overheat outdoors like the first one did?
0 like dislike
mjpuczko

what i noticed is it's connected to wifi & not 3g (i think i saw that anyway).
0 like dislike
roberto

Truth in advertising.
0 like dislike
connorg

Like gomer said, the iPad 2 (and iPhone 4) screens have always been fine for me outdoors. Even in bright sunlight, if I turn up the brightness a bit higher than I usually set it to I can read it perfectly well.
0 like dislike
share:

6 users following this discussion:

  • roberto
  • dave
  • mjpuczko
  • gomer43
  • connorg
  • groovechicken

This discussion has been viewed 789 times.
Last activity .