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Umm... no offense, but are they supposed to be lovers?

This type of meeting in adverts usually depicts a guy and a girl.

And what's the BMW iPhone case at the end, needed for wireless charging?
 

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I'm actually still trying to figure out what I just watched. :)
BMW making such a statement is strange. They do have high disposable income levels, however.

That said, Ford F-150 owners forced Ford to pull gay Land Rover Jaguar ads in the past: http://www.forbes.com/2005/12/06/ford-gay-jaguar-cx_vc_1206autofacescan05.html

Watched again: Note that the more masculine man left work and is driving the 'sporty' car, while the more effeminate man left home and is driving the 'eco-friendly' car. And what's with the gym scene!? Looks like the second man was waiting for the first man - who was late (poor brand statement!) - but bumped into a different THIRD man! WTF.

What in the world is BMW thinking or trying to say!? Pro or anti-gay with the 'lifestyle' statement at the end?

Here's a classic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4PZWAn-VJo

And another, although I don't know what happened to the clip with the original soundtrack, was so much better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47ZZjEXcJ-U

And this is just HILLARIOUS(!) LOLOL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bg2h7LUIn4
 

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In my personal 5 series viewing I was told by the BMW rep a iPhone case was needed for wireless charging. First time I have seen the actual case though.
That is strange indeed. In the Mercedes one simply lays the phone on the spot on the console. No case is needed.
 

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Of course the phone must be capable of such charging. I've never used let alone owned any Apple product so I have no idea of their shortcomings.
 

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Speaking of shortcomings I guess my post was not so "strange" after all since I specifically said iPhone.
Yes, you did. I have no idea what an iPhone looks like or its capabilities. One would think that it would have capabilities similar to its competitors. Inductive charging is not a new device technology.
 

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One would think that it would have capabilities similar to its competitors.
One would think, but it doesn't. Apple is constantly behind when it comes to mobile technology anymore.
 

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I can and do pick up and use my iPhone while charging and it is movable within a radius dictated by the cord's length. Only one of the trade offs I do not have to make. The others are not worth the time when the argument against is obvious anti-Apple prejudice and envy.
 

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I can and do pick up and use my iPhone while charging and it is movable within a radius dictated by the cord's length. Only one of the trade offs I do not have to make. The others are not worth the time when the argument against is obvious anti-Apple prejudice and envy.
No anti-Apple envy here. Apple was 10 years late to the smart phone market. IMO they are still trying to play catch up.
 

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I can and do pick up and use my iPhone while charging and it is movable within a radius dictated by the cord's length. Only one of the trade offs I do not have to make. The others are not worth the time when the argument against is obvious anti-Apple prejudice and envy.
I can wirelessly charge, but choose to use higher ampere cord charging. I also have Bluetooth headsets and I use notebook to check email and send texts so cords are not an issue.
 

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I thought smartphones hit the market in 1999-2000. I have always disliked iphones, but never saw Apple as late to the market.
Not that early.

Here is a decent site that shows the history of phones:

http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/05/the-evolution-of-cell-phone-design-between-1983-2009/

2000 was still old-school Nokia.

Treo's didn't come until 2003 or so.

iPhone's were one of the first major phones to use multitouch on a single piece of glass with no keyboard (now the "standard" for smart phones).

No one can reasonably say that iPhones are "10 years late and still trying to play catch up". No doubt that Apple goes for usability over raw features, but the gap is not that large.
 
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