Apple ad was one of Robin Williams' final productions

As the world mourns the death of Robin Williams and remembers his greatest moments, one of his final commercial productions shouldn’t be overlooked. Williams provided the voiceover for Apple’s “Your Verse” series of iPad Air commercials, which debuted in January. The ads feature Williams reciting his stirring monologue on the meaning of life from the 1989 film, “Dead Poets Society.” Apple has a long history of making memorable commercials. This one was no different, and is all the more poignant for being one of Williams’ final projects.

There’s no word yet on whether Apple will continue with the ad campaign in the wake of Williams’ death.

Update: The ad with Robin Williams’ voiceover has not been on the air for several months, according to Apple, though the “Your Verse” series of commercials with other voiceovers is still airing.


At top: 2005 file photo of Robin Williams. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

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