The New iPhone Ads Tell You Nothing

The new iPhone XR ads tell you nothing about the phone, although they do have some excellent music. When you are paying around £1,000 for a phone you should know why you want an upgrade from for most Apple customers, if it has an Apple badge that’s enough. The top ad uses “Meteorite” by Emmit Fenn.

Lots of pretty images and great Portishead infruenced “Nothing Burns Like The Cold” by Snoh Aalegra

Sky Mobile uses the Beach Boys “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and for the iPhone XR link which again tells you nothing about the phone.

A Few Examples of Ska In Adverts

In 1969 Cadburys advertised their Fruit and Nut with this still excellent advert soundtracked by The Upsetters “Return of Django”


DFS with the Dillons went for “Train To Skaville” by The Ethiopians. Sky and Jacob’s Cream Crackers have also used the music in their adverts.

For Euro 2000 Adidas featured “Broadway Jungle” by Toots and The Maytals (also recorded by Prince Buster). The advert also featured David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Patrick Kluivert and Del Piero, so wasn’t cheap. Step It Up By Ditching Corden

The new advert is excellent . They’ve replaced James Corden with Timothy Murphy and finished it off with Link Wray’s “Rumble”.

Sky Football’s scary season precursor reminds me of the zombies attacking Jerusalem in “World War Z” and is soundtracked by Dean Martin’s “Go Go Go Go”. I can’t embed it and it’s not on Youtube but you can watch it here.

Subway’s rocking horse Signature Wrap advert features Erock’s metal take on Rossini’s  William Tell Overture