Apple has released another commercial for the iPhone 14. This one highlights the phone feature that detects when you’ve been texting while driving and you end up flipping your car into a ditch. They call it “crash detection”…
The Music. We’re going all the way back to before cell phones existed for the music in the commercial. No, not 1995. I’m talking about the mid-1960s with Gene Chandler’s “You Can’t Hurt Me No More.”
The best song I know of Gene Chandler is “Duke of Earl.”
Working out the Kinks. This service from Apple also works on the newest Apple watches, as well. While it’s a good idea and may help save lives, it’s not perfect. Here’s a video explaining that sometimes the emergency number is dialed when the phone is carried onto a roller coaster.
Competition. The Google Pixel models also has “crash detection” so the iPhone isn’t alone with this feature. I checked my Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the closest it gets to this is “Earthquake alerts.” That’s a new one to me, but I suppose it can be useful if I ever visit California.
Dummies. Crash test dummies have been used in commercials for decades. I guess it all started with seatbelts in the 1980s. Here’s one advising drivers to take advantage of wearing seatbelts.
Lastly, here’s a funny one from KitKat in 2010.
See y’all tomorrow!
-Out of the Wilderness