Verizon Sends iPhone to 'The Island of Misfit Toys' In New Ad

Verizon Sends iPhone to ‘The Island of Misfit Toys’ In New Ad

verizon-island-of-misfit-toysThings are starting to get a bit heated between everyone’s favorite fruit-flavored technology company, Apple, and what is pretty much acknowledged as the best wireless network, Verizon. Recently, Apple filed a lawsuit against rival Verizon for, among other things, its use of the “There’s an app for that” slogan during its commercials.

In response, Verizon dropped a few new holiday-themed ads poking fun at Apple’s iPhone and sending it to the classic “Island of Misfit Toys” where unwanted presents go do die. With all the back-and-forth, I certainly hope this doesn’t stop the iPhone from coming to Verizon’s network sometime while I’m still young enough to read the screen.

With rumors circulating that this blessed event may happen sometime in 2010, I guess there’s still a bit of time for Apple and Verizon to get all this snark out of their systems. At least I hope so. Check out the very amusing commercial after the break.

  • JET
    November 12, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Of course, you can use an unlocked iPhone and use it on Verizon. I personally would not as I think the iPhone isnt what its cracked up to be. Everyone just wants one because of the hype.

    • Chris Ullrich
      November 12, 2009 at 10:51 am

      Hey Jet. Actually, you can’t use an iPhone on Verizon’s network because they are two different systems. One is GSM (AT&T) and one is CDMA (Verizon) and they are not compatible. You could unlock it and use it on a network like T-Mobile, for example, as it is also GSM.

  • Chris
    November 9, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    There’s another way to view this ad. The toys are surprised to see the iPhone on the island. One of them points out its features, and another says that people will love the iPhone. The only reason for the iPhone’s appearance on the island is the AT&T coverage. It’s almost as if Verizon is saying that the iPhone would be great…..on Verizon.

    • Chris Ullrich
      November 9, 2009 at 9:07 pm

      Mmmm, interesting. You might be onto something. Almost as if its a misfit for being with AT&T and wouldn’t be if it were on Verizon. Yep, definitely something there.