Apple is launching the first iAd for iPad today which feature the upcoming Disney “Tron Legacy”. The launch is a preview of iAd on the iPad platform, and “Tron Legacy” will be the only ad planned for this year. Apple plans to officially launch iAd on iPad in 2011.
“Disney and Apple are excited to debut the ‘Tron Legacy’ iAd today as a special preview of iAd for iPad, which launches next year,” said the companies in a statement for Ad Age. “iAd brings ‘Tron’s’ pulsing energy and vivid graphic style to iPad’s stunning display, creating a truly immersive ad experience.”
According to AdvertisingAge, you can view the add from app such as TV Guide.
In the new Disney-Pixar movie WALL•E opening this weekend, the robot makes the standard Mac startup sound when he boots up. This suggests that the core operating system of the robot is a variant of Mac OS X and Apple already has plan to make foray into building robots. Well…
We are not sure if the robot looks like an Apple product, but the sleek EVE floating robot certainly fits the Apple look. Yes, Pixar team actually consulted Jonathan Ive in 2005 for EVE’s design. Jonathan Ive, if you are not aware, is Apple Senior VP of Industrial Design, and is the Apple ‘it’ design guy responsible for the design of Apple products such as iMac, iPod and iPhone.