Rock, though, continues harking back to a world so far gone that one wonders who wrote his words.
Yes, downloading used to be awful. Now, it's really not so bad. Whenever 5G becomes the norm -- and we're talking years here -- then perhaps we'll see the difference. Although when a T-Mobile salesman tried to show me the difference, I detected very little.
It's quite sad to see Apple and Verizon overpromise in this patently bloviating way.
It's almost as if the writers knew it, too. They have Rock repeat himself later in the ad: "iPhone and Verizon 5G. This is going to change everything."
Apple hasn't often succumbed to being ahead of a technological development. Cupertino prefers others to make the mistakes first. Here, though, it's offering you something you just won't get.
"5G just got real," exclaims Rock at the end.
Oh, if only Apple and Verizon would do the same.
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