Nokia, HTC, Motorola and more take to Twitter to rain on Apple's big day
0. phoneArena 10 Sep 2013, 19:59 posted on
Not everyone was all that happy to let Apple have its day in the spotlight and leave it at that. Of course, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that competing companies would take to Twitter to try to draw a bit of attention away from Apple and its iPhone announcements. Some worked well, some didn't, and some were just odd, so let's round up the most notable...
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12. Commentator (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I'm not sure I understand Nokia's first one: are they promoting gang-violence...?
41. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
No, they just pointed out that Gold phones are for iSiSSies.
46. Commentator (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Well, if not being a "real gangster" makes me a sissy, then I guess I'm a sissy...
52. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Yeah, but there is a HUUUUGE difference between a sissy and an iSiSSi.
51. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 884; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Nokia definitely won on humor with motorola taking second on that one.
10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
darkkjedii, do you still want to buy 5C or 5S ?
22. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Twitter is so funny lol. Everyone is bashing Apple, especially Nokia and Motorola haha.
7. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I thought theirs were more of a social commentary. :)
9. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Agreed, Denny\'s was pretty clever actually.
13. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
I'm not sure if Denny's intent was to flame Apple. It was more of a clever pun used as an opportunity for cheap but widespread advertising.
I don't even know what the McDonalds picture is. I'm not seeing the connection?
15. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
I think Mcdonalds was saying that all the press getting excited about a big reveal was all about there new product, instead of Apple\'s.
44. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
I really liked Dennys and McDonalds and I never eat there.
5. Teeeyoo (Posts: 97; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)
Wonder if samsung has something to say too??
14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I'm pretty sure that Samsung has a lot to say. :D
6. Commentator (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Moto: "Remember that one time you were stoked to give your fingerprints? Us either."
Remember that time Moto launched a flagship with a fingerprint sensor? Apparently not Moto.
11. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Actually, Motorola\'s made sense in a weird, self deprecating way. They tried the fingerprint scanner route, and no one really cared. And in fact, no one ever made a fingerprint scanner on a phone again, until now.
I think what they\'re saying is that their touchless voice controls that they went for now (along with their other convenience features) are more worthy of customer excitement.
16. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
If Apple is decided to use it they probably believed the tech wasn't matured enough to deliver at the time, but now is.
If it'll be hit with the consumers remains to be seen, but I hope people will at least admit that Apple's attempt was better than Motorola's.
18. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
But what was better about Apple's attempt? The only functionality increase was making it possible to use as an iTunes password. The fingerprint scanner on the Atrix worked perfectly fine to unlock the phone, and was placed in exactly the spot needed to use the phone one handed. The iPhone, on the other hand, has to be used with two hands to unlock with the fingerprint scanner.
21. Commentator (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I was hoping Apple would make more use of it than just unlocking the device and logging into iTunes. Is customization of the sensor open to developers?
25. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
I would guess not, probably because of privacy concerns (spare me the NSA jokes please)
Apple made a pretty big bet with the fingerprint sensor, so I figure they'll add more stuff as they think of more ideas. If the next iPhone doesn't have the fingerprint sensor, it'll basically be admitting failure and it won't look good.
27. Commentator (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Ha! I could just imagine (and I cruelly will NOT spare you) some app called "Totally NOT the Official App of the NSA! FREE NO ADS DOWNLOAD NOW!!!" with a bunch of fake 5 star reviews.
PA just reported that the scanner will not be accessible by third-parties. Shame.
24. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I don\'t get why we\'re trying to reinvent the way we unlock phones. Face Unlock is silly (particularly the part about smiling at the phone), fingerprint unlock is silly too. I see how it might be useful for the iTunes account login though.
26. Commentator (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Fingerprint makes more sense than face-unlock, and is faster and probably more secure.
I still prefer to keep my phone unlocked entirely though, so if you ever run into my phone in the wild somewhere, lucky you!
30. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Y'know, my brother once found out my unlock pattern from the light smudge traces... (took a few tries, but yeah) Now I make sure to wipe any evidence from time to time.
You're right about the face-unlock though. Face unlock is relatively speedy, at least from my testing. I've found it to be highly unreliable though. Me and my dad don't look much alike, but he can bypass it by changing the angle of his face or stepping into a darker or lighter area. It seems to randomly unlock -- unless the person trying is white/black etc. (I'm asian) I've even tested using a smartphone showing a picture of me to my phone and it unlocked!
70. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
Yh that\'s true, I personally use face unlock daily because it is quick and somewhat secure against friends messing with your phone. But jelly bean stops people unlocking with a pic with the liveliness check this asks you to blink to unlock.
20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Looks like PA got my TIP I sent them. :)
28. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 162; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
I have nothing against WP or Nokia, but they seriously have to find another argument for why people should switch to their phones than the camera
33. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Trying to claim their 4 MP UltraPixel camera is somehow better than Apple\'s new 8 MP unit. Nice try, HTC.... no wait, it wasn\'t.
34. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
If you say so. Many website like, technobuffalo, phonedog, engadaget, anandtech. Love the cameras. So stop being a Damn fanboy
36. Commentator (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I'm hoping they at least double the pixel count for the One Max at any rate.
38. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Thats what I think HTC shouldve gone with. At 8mp and everything else the same with their ultrapixel tech, it would have been amazing. Detailed AND excellent in low-light.
49. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I have no loyalty to any company, I just know Apple doesn\'t mess around with their cameras. HTC took a gamble that bigger pixels would solve the low light problem, and they do, but at the expense of pure detail. I\'m just saying their tweet was weak and took a tech geek to interpret.
35. Commentator (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
If Apple deigned to respond they could easily say "(1.5 x 8) > (2 x 4) Basic math."
37. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Size of the camera sensor or megapixels in microns. I forget which (and too uninterested to research).
39. Commentator (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I think it would have to be the pixels. If it were the whole sensor, the size of the pixels would be measured in nanometers.
40. bwhiting (Posts: 188; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
LMAO I cannot belive McDonald's getting involved in this whole thing for real. That was just ridiculous for real man.
42. nasznjoka (Posts: 394; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
If this was done by LG or(M)OKIA or whatever it could just have been a normal day and just another phone out!!! But majority of these blogs\\\\\\\' techies are ishee***ps and they praise whatever apple brings out with full force! can you really compare this scanner (only) to the powers of note3? But look at \\\\\\\'em all phonearena,cnet,gsmarena,theverge ... etc all are fanboys
45. shamataa (Posts: 211; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
This is a good day b/c Apple deserve it. No mercy's Apple idiots. I hope Google,Sony,Samsung,Asus, and LG join to fight for the people.
56. saurabh9022 (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
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48. suavemezie (Posts: 83; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
iphone 5C is a carbon copy of Nokia Lumia 620 both in design and colours
53. fuzzkage (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)
apple don\'t have to make any huge leaps like android devices because they have a huge connected ecosystem its user friendly and since its not broke apparently theres no need for fixing millions will be sold like always... Apple business strategies are genius if you ask me
66. Topcat488 (Posts: 1392; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
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RULES of a PIMP
#1 The "Bottom B!tch" is allowed to complain...
#2 Never let your "BB" go free (free means no-money)...
HTC is bringing money with every smartphone they sell for Apple. HTC="BB"
60. aldridhl (Posts: 72; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)
What do McDonald's wings have to do with the iphone?!?