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Apple turns to horde of Elvis impersonators for latest Group FaceTime ad

If you can't get your band together in Hawaii or anywhere else, like the Elvis Presley impersonators in Apple's latest ad, Apple suggests you use Group FaceTime to stay connected.

Elvis impersonators, all using Apple's Group FaceTime

Elvis impersonators, all using Apple's Group FaceTime


The latest advertisement was published on Thursday afternoon. The ad depicts Elvis Presley impersonators from around the world, all singing Elvis' "There's Always Me" to each other.



Using Apple's Group FaceTime, iPhone users can participate in video calls with up to 32 participants. A carousel along the bottom shows all participants, while those talking are brought into the majority of the screen. Individual windows can be brought full-screen as well.

Calls can be answered right on the Apple Watch, before jumping over to the video FaceTime call on an iPhone or iPad.

The feature is designed not just for iOS 12, but for macOS Mojave as well. The Mac version of FaceTime on Mojave lacks camera filters, video stickers and the face tracking Animoji and custom Memoji features available to iOS clients.