Samsung does it again, making fun of those waiting on line for the Apple iPhone 5
0. phoneArena 19 Sep 2012, 13:33 posted on
Samsung has released a new television ad that not only makes fun of the Apple iPhone 5 and its features, but also hints that the Apple iPhone 5 is the phone for your parents; the ad shows that many of the iPhone's new features, such as a larger screen and LTE coverage, are nothing new for Samsung Galaxy S III users...
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130. tedkord (Posts: 3777; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
And do you think people sit around asking Siri what the meaning of life is?
73. -box- (Posts: 3534; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I say the same stuff about siri, facetime, icloud, and a host of other goofy "features". They're all about trying to make the most "gee-whiz!" software instead of the best and most reliable, and don't focus enough on hardware. Whereas companies like Nokia focuses on excellent top-notch hardware and USEFUL software like Maps, CityLens, Drive, Music, etc.
91. E.N. (Posts: 2217; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
You and protozeloz are both right. FaceTime is not all that (though I blame the carriers for not allowing it on 3G and now data caps) and the only thing I really used siri for are alarms and my time/location based reminders (but to be fair siri may be a little more useful now). The problem though isn't not knowing how to use it (everyone can use FaceTime/siri) its that they don't need to use it. With things like ShareShot, both are issues.
But the main difference between Apple and other companies is that Apple can easily make features mainstream. Just compare Samsung's Chat-on vs Apple's iMessage. Panorama has been in the App store and on other Android devices for a long time but lets not pretend iPhone users aren't going to use it like crazy and act like its the best thing ever. And just wait until NFC appears on iOS.
But yeah, the Samsung commercials are well done, but they're unrealistic and misleading.
139. protozeloz (Posts: 5284; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
problem is most commercials are unrealistic and misleading, someone took his time to demo a siri commercial and it was obvious that sometimes you could take lots of time asking the phone doing something for you than doing it yourself, I use Google now to set alarms and is super fast plus I don't need to "confirm" if I see the time is correct, plus the cards are amazing, they appear as you need them and you get tons of cool notifications based on where you are and what you may be looking for, a totally new level
36. Seymur (unregistered)
I agree. Stupids will keep giving thumb down. Haters gonna hate.
40. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
It makes no sense to be loyal to a company that doesn't pay you. Also no one should be dumb enough to wait in line for hours/days for a phone.
54. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
i'd rather have a plastic phone than one made of glass!!
65. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1442; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
WRONG! People still lined up for the Galaxy Nexus and SGSIII and i'm sure other previous devices as well. Get your facts straight.
12. joaolx (Posts: 326; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
This makes me hate Samsung, they shouldn't do this. This is a stupid way of marketing in my opinion. They think Apple fans are like that, that's talking about millions of people and it's just plain stupid.
14. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
A good bit of Apple fans are infact... exactly like that.
17. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Oi joaolx, ever saw THIS?
Apple did that quite some time ago.
18. Aeires (unregistered)
So people don't stand in line for days/weeks waiting for the next iPhone when it's released?
25. RyFry (Posts: 6; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
I enjoy commercials like these. It's just showing what features that apple doesn't have while making subtle jokes.
I actually bought a mac book back in the day because of the Microsoft-Apple ads like this one, so these kinds of ads do work haha
42. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
You should hate Apple too over those Mac vs PC ads.
62. tedkord (Posts: 3777; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
You can't hate your deity, by definition a perfect entity can do no wrong.
13. PAPINYC (Posts: 1950; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
OMG, that was classic. And, sadly, true. I saw "them" on-line yesterday afternoon outside of the Best Buy Union Square Store; barriCades, chairs, coffee and all. I just hope they weren't stupiD enough to stay out there during that monsoon we got in the early evening. No phone is worth it if you come down with severe iPneumonia just to get that new "digital" connector.
15. Suts_97 (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 May 2012)
If Apple is good in lawsuits, Samsung is good in advertisements!
16. viisign (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
I'm a long time user of this website and i just made a account now to comment on this. very funny add! partially true also. and another thing , phonearena take off those damn adds!! I can't access this site until i click out of the 3 add popups!
26. PAPINYC (Posts: 1950; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Dude (or, Dudette), that's how they make money; flash-enabled Android phones. iRoniCally, those pop-up AdvertiSements do not "pop-up" on their beloved iPhone.
105. bucky (Posts: 1199; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
How's no ads a bad thing? As for flash, that argument is done since android caved in followed the iPhone.
20. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Poor Apple customers. Waiting the 5th time in a row. In line. :)
21. good2great (Posts: 1020; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
but it still doesn't change anything...
66. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1442; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
You mean this doesn't "CHANGE EVERYTHING"
24. TheCellX (Posts: 36; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
Great marketing.. Go Samsung... eat that Apple at lunch!!
27. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
An overly saturated commercial that doesn't really define an Android experience rather the nifty features in which gives off a hypocritical notion of reeling in "sheep" themselves.
I grow tired of the mudslinging and just wished Samsung would be the better company to consider taking the hits and be something different.
It was cute and entertaining but that doesn't attract the consumers.
30. good2great (Posts: 1020; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
i agree with your opinion... the fact that you want customers by making the ones you want feel stupid for trusting a phone company just to switch over and trust yours... eh? doesn't make sense...
i don't believe iphone users are looking to buy the most advanced phone... they're looking for the most efficient and attractive one. iPhone iOS that's what its about.
39. p0rkguy (Posts: 675; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Apple isn't worried about the loyal customers leaving, they're worried about the ones that don't know any better leaving.
Face it, most people who bought the iPhone haven't really done much research and got it through their social group.
All Samsung really has to do is let people know Apple is slow in technology. People want the latest and greatest or else everyone would still be on the original iPhone.
If Samsung really wanted to take big shots at Apple, they'd just advertise about using Samsung parts in iPhone then say they use better in theirs.
113. E.N. (Posts: 2217; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
most people who buy anything haven't done that much research. That's why there's advertising.
"If Samsung really wanted to take big shots at Apple, they'd just advertise about using Samsung parts in iPhone then say they use better in theirs."
- why wouldn't Samsung want to take a big shot and do that? Oh yeah, cause that would be the dumbest 30 second advertisement ever.
29. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
When the iphone guy said "but its got a bigger screen", the samsung guy should have said "yea, the galaxy hasnt been that small in well over 2 years".... or maybe "not even your girlfriend thinks 4 inches is big" or something smart like that.
32. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Well you gotta give Apple credit - they finally made a 4G dual core 1Ghz phone with a 4" screen and 1 gig of ram. Just like the Motorola Atrix 4G. Welcome to Q1 2011 Apple. :)
44. PAPINYC (Posts: 1950; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Thanks, I'm seriously thinking of getting my Mom an unlocked Atrix 4G for use on T-Mo' (her G1 died). I thought of getting her an old unlocked AT&T iPhone 4 but, that would be going backwards.
114. E.N. (Posts: 2217; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Or you could buy her an SIII? Oh wait, according to the video, only cool and hip 23-30 year olds buy the SIII.
84. tedkord (Posts: 3777; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Crocodile Dundee: "That's not a big screen. This is a big screen."
35. kathrene (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)
apple fans are actually stupid n dum in real life too haaaaaa.....can ne 1 tell me where r the 200 new features in ios 6...i am still searching
134. RapidCat (Posts: 350; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
3 new wallpapers
andyou need to search 197 more
37. DF334 (Posts: 36; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
I love it! Oh and BTW 10 million have already bought a GS3. Apple will definitely do the numbers but as far as the most efficient, maybe but there is a little OS called Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that makes Apple's OS look as dated as it already is and its very efficient. I do know this because I have a Galaxy Nexus running it...so!
43. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 108; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
It's 20 Million actually if my memory serves me correctly
38. wojey (Posts: 14; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
Even tho i have an iphone i have to admit this is pretty funny. But honestly i don't think this changes anything. What most android users don't understand is that the people who own iphone are not trying to have the "Big Thing" at least in my opinion i just want something that works fine and that's exactly what the iphone does.
63. tedkord (Posts: 3777; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Come on, do people really stand in line for up to seven days to get something they don't think is "the next big thing?" Especially when they can order it and get it delivered to their door?
78. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
I keep seeing this comment saying Apple user are not trying to have the "big thing"...if that's the case...why are you guys paying the price for one if that's not what you want?
117. GeekMovement (Posts: 1471; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
For the price of an iPhone, you could have something that works fine and a lot more. Just FYI.
46. rudlie (Posts: 181; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
jealously. no one taking the line for bucket plastic gadget
64. tedkord (Posts: 3777; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
If I wanted an iPhone, I'd have an iPhone. It's no more expensive than any phone I've owned, in fact I paid more for my last Android than I would have for the iPhone.
I'm just not retarded enough to queue up for days for a device I could have delivered to my front door.
82. MrPearlyWhite (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
I dont think they are jealous, the customers are just smarter. I work in tech support and majority of our calls are iphone calls, 3gs 4 or 4s. The simplest smartphone to use, but yet none of the customers that call in arent even smart enough to think to google the issue or go to the carriers page to see how to do certain functions in the support area for their Apple device. We do get some Samsung calls, I wont lie, but the Apple customers are far worst, and the least bit friendly when dealing with their phone, which means, they're frustrated with their device.
97. willard12 (Posts: 485; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
I think Samsung is actually happy they are waiting in line for the iphone. Samsungs gives Apple memory, processors, and parts for the screen. Everyone that is waiting in line for the iphone is essentially buying a less-advanced Samsung phone while giving Samsung additional money for R&D for the GS IV.
52. taz89 (Posts: 1895; Member since: 03 May 2011)
I don't care how great a phone is but standing in line to buy any phone is just sad and standing in line for over a week is just pathetic... It's not like there is going to be a limited amount of Iphone 5's being made... Be normal and just buy it on the day or wait till its back in Stock... That's what I did when I got my 4...went in 2 weeks later release got my phone and not having to waist a week of my life in a queue Lol.. Seriously would love to know what goes through there head that they will spend a week queuing for a frigging, phone.. Lame as these ads may be, maybe those people will think twice of queuing... Also people who say these advertising are bad and stupid because of insulting potential customers, I think Samsung know that the people that line up will never buy anything other than the Iphone so insulting them it doesn't matter cause they would be never but the s3...The people this ad is targeted at are the people who have no allegiance and mock the people who do line up... Guarantee if you were to question the people that line up nearly every single one are previous multiple Iphone owners and also have multiple apple devices... These are mostly people who will only buy anything with an apple logo on it... Seriously waiting in line for over a week FOR A PHONE LOL
55. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
Me personally thats stupid waiting in line for a stupid phone!! I'll preorder
59. Hemlocke (unregistered)
I love the smell of desperation in the morning (or afternoon). Poor Samesung.
67. tedkord (Posts: 3777; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Poor, poor Samsung. To be relegated to only the number one smartphone manufacturer spot, andto have to use the most popular mobile OS on the planet.by a margin of two to one. How desperate.
94. chebner (Posts: 44; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Actually Android is preferred 4 to 1 over IOS.
102. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Yes, and they make 1/3 of the smartphone money that Apple does. Market share isn't paying the bills.
118. GeekMovement (Posts: 1471; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
And you buy iPhones because Apple gets a lot of market share. Yeah keep giving your money to Apple and wish yourself a happy life.
132. tedkord (Posts: 3777; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
No, market share didn't pay the bills, but it clearly indicates which the overwhelming majority prefer.