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Did you see the Academy Awards? If so, then maybe you noticed someone familiar hitting the red carpet:



Hey, that’s Steve Jobs! Was he there to stuff iPhone 4Gs and iPads into the Oscar goody bags? Well, no, probably not. But he did have a different surprise up his sleeve last night. Amid the heartfelt speeches and surprise wins (Sandra Bullock? Really?), the Apple iPad had its public coming out party. For a glimpse of the commercial, click to play it below.



The spot features The Blue Van's "There Goes My Love" as the background track, and shows the tablet being put to use watching movies, reading ebooks, viewing pics, editing iWork docs and checking email. Looks like a slick ad, but I wonder if it's enough to pique the mainstream masses’ interest.

What about you? Does this make you want the tablet any more than before? (Or at all, for some of you who were firmly in the “no” camp prior to this?)

Even if you think the iPad is a laughable item, then you still ain’t seen nuthin’ yet: Last week, IntoMobile passed on a funny poke at the Apple tablet, courtesy of neo-fight.tv. This is what an Apple commercial might look like if it was created by the ad team behind the Old Spice brand. (That’s right, the men’s cologne.) Frankly, I’m having a tough time deciding which commercial I like better.

Via: TodaysiPhone.com, TUAW, IntoMobile


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