Samsung mock iPhone X buyers in latest commercial
Samsung loves to mock Apple and its fans that line up outside stores to get the latest iPhone. While the Galaxy S8 maker hasn’t attacked Apple directly for some time, there’s a long history in and out of the courts thanks to a line of commercials. Samsung is returning to its attacks just in time for the iPhone X.
A new commercial highlights the Samsung vs. Apple war, and plays heavily on that trope. Samsung starts out by poking fun at iPhones running out of space over the years, thanks to Apple’s constant use of 16GB of storage. In a flashback to 2013 we see the Galaxy Note 3 with its 5.5-inch display, and Apple continuing to use a “small” 4-inch panel for the iPhone 5S. 2016 mocks the waterproof feature on the Galaxy series, while the iPhone sits in a bowl of rice. 2017 is the year of the iPhone dongle, with a ridiculous accessory (that Apple sells) used to charge and listen to music at the same time.
Dubbed “growing up,” Samsung’s commercial sees the iPhone addict switch to a Galaxy Note 8 as people line up for the new iPhone X with top notch haircuts. The general theme is that Samsung is always a step ahead of Apple in terms of hardware, something Android fans will be quick to point out in any comment section on any website in the entire world. A flurry of spec comparison photos will usually accompany these debates, with little consideration for the implementation of the technology described.
Samsung vs. Apple fanboy fights are so well documented that even Microsoft mocked the situation in a Windows Phone commercial years ago. Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 was the source of many memes, and now Samsung fans have some ammunition from the company. Enjoy Samsung’s latest contribution, but don’t let the YouTube video fill your entire iPhone X screen just in case you miss a little bit.
Credit: theverge.com @tomwarren - November 7, 2017