New iPhone Commercial: Shazam

This is a huge coincidence since we just had our App vs App: Shazam vs Midomi on TiPB. I love these commercials since they are so simple and really show what the iPhone can do. Well, since I think most carbon-based life forms know what the iPhone is, it is time for Apple to show how the App Store's apps can make a difference in your life. 

Apple has had a recent sting of new ads from baseball to finding a place to eat. This ad deals with [iTunes link] Shazam, a free app that allows you to hold your iPhone up to a music source, and Shazam will tell you what the song is and give you links to videos and even a link to the song on iTunes.

How cool is that?

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New iPhone Commercial: Shazam


Nope, it is completely free. There is a charge to use the service in Europe on other devices than the iPhone, but the iPhone app is FREE!

It's possibly the coolest piece of software out there to show how far technology has come.
Even if you don't like or listen to a lot of music, just download and try it - it's amazing.

I love Shazam. It's like magic when it works. I shouldn't be surprised to see Apple buy this tech and integrate it directly into iTunes, especially now that they are featuring it in iPhone television spots.

it is useless on the ipod touch, because it doesnt have a microphone, so it cant hear the song