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Apple airs new iPhone ad, forgets Android and BlackBerry have app stores too [video]

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 7:06PM EST

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Apple began airing a trio of new iPhone commercials recently, and one in particular caught our attention. “If you don’t have an iPhone,” the ad begins, “you don’t have the App Store. So you don’t have the world’s largest selection of apps.” Accurate as that statement may be, we can’t help but wonder why — with this massive war chest of apps Apple loves to brag about — the company’s ad agency couldn’t find a few that are actually unique to the iOS platform. In a remarkably smooth move on Apple’s part, the “If you don’t have an iPhone” ad it approved and is paying to air features two apps that are, in fact, available to people who don’t have an iPhone. Delta Air Lines’ mobile app is available for both Android and BlackBerry phones as well as the iPhone, and the Starbucks Card Mobile app debuted on the BlackBerry platform at the same time it was launched for iOS. Hit the jump for the full commercial.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.