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Samsung's "It doesn't take a genius" ad parodied by Apple iPhone supporters

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On Saturday, we showed you an ad put out by Samsung comparing features on the Samsung Galaxy S III with those on the Apple iPhone 5. Not totally devoid of humor (one feature attributed to the iPhone 5 is "a totally different plug"), Samsung has taken its "Barista" ad campaign and has put it into print, giving reasons why one should go with Sammy's Android flagship instead of the 6th generation Apple iPhone model.

Blast from the past, Motorola makes fun of the Apple iPhone 4

Blast from the past, Motorola makes fun of the Apple iPhone 4

With tensions already high between fans of the Apple iPhone and those who prefer Android, the ad acted as a lightening rod for those who felt the need to defend their favorite smartphone. As a result, a number of parodies showed up, poking fun at Samsung's ad. For example, one is headlined "Don't settle for cheap plastic," obviously an attack on the Korean manufacturers liberal use of the material in building its phones.

Will Samsung respond? Remember, the parodies did not come from Apple which makes this different than the ad campaign waged by Motorola in July 2010 at the height of Antennagate and the left-handed death grip. Both ads were for the Motorola DROID X which at the time was Moto's flagship Android model. The first ad contained some inflammatory copy which read, "DROID X, "most importantly comes with a double antenna design. The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like and use it just about anywhere to make crystal clear calls." At the time, none other than then Apple CEO Steve Jons chided Apple iPhone 4 users for holding the phone incorrectly. Apple eventually sent out free rubber bumpers to Apple iPhone 4 owners to shield the antenna from interferring hands. Motorola made fun of this in another DROID X ad that had a screaming headline that screamed "NO JACKET REQUIRED" above the image of the Motorola DROID X.

source: BusinessInsider

Two parodies of Samsung's original ad (R)
Two parodies of Samsung's original ad (R)
Two parodies of Samsung's original ad (R)

Two parodies of Samsung's original ad (R)






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posted on 16 Sep 2012, 12:11 1

64. The_Innovation (Posts: 626; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


When Facepalm, isn't enough.

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac346/zombies313/facepalm.jpg

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:51

49. jove39 (Posts: 1940; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


A6 core is custom implementation based on ARMv7...just like krait core...you can say Apple copied approach of qualcomm for building soc.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:24 15

39. ogiveyakuza (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


way to go men...

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:27 42

1. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


Is the A6 in the iPhone 5 quad core? I thought Apple had stuck with dual.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:30 29

4. No_Nonsense (unregistered)


Dual core with a gig of RAM. The processor is a cross between A9 and A15 architectures.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:32 31

7. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


the ones who made the parodies are not knowledgeable enough on what they're saying

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:45 17

16. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Someone should make one with the ATIV S, "We can do aluminum better." "Don't settle for monochrome." "While we can do aluminum, we chose damage-resistant material for our flagship."

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:54 115

20. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


i have this comment below and just want to put it on top so everyone can see :)

Quad-Core CPU: its dual core!
720p front screen camera: GS3 also 720p front camera, and the Galaxy S3 have a 1.9MP camera vs iPhone 5 1.2MP Camera :)
iCloud: Google Cloud.
Shared Photo Stream: AllShare Play
Panorama : There is Panorama on GS3, the nokia 5800 xpress music had it way back then !
700,000 apps: 250,000 are for iPad, which makes it 450,000 for iphones Vs 650,000 apps on android ( Phones )
Passbook: Google Wallet.
Free OS Updates Annually: Free Open Source OS, Freedom, until now have latest updates, IF it didnt, just root it ;)
Facetime: Video Call ?
All-New Maps with FlyOver: Google Maps have it, and it also have street view ;)
Airplay: AllShare Cast.
Sleek And Durable Aluminum Back: You can buy and replace your cover with an Aluminum one from Ebay with just $7.
Game Center: Game Hub, for Samsung phones, and rumors say Google may launch its own game center.
iMessage: ChatON, Whatsapp, Viber, etc...

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 10:59 2

23. No_Nonsense (unregistered)


Except for the fact that the iPhone looks better.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:00 10

25. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


It may have a sleek aluminium back but that sleekness meant that Apple had to use a single chip and radio for voice and data. This means that on some networks you can't make a call and use data at the same time.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:16 14

33. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


That's just a matter of opinion though, not a fact

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:21 7

36. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


Didn't that Russian video show it was plastic painted to look like aluminum?

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:22 2

37. No_Nonsense (unregistered)


Yes, subjective one that. For me, the iPhone does look better but the S3 is better as a phone overall at least till the reviews convince me otherwise.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:24 11

40. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


looks like a bunch of kids made this add....... *facepalm*

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:30 5

43. No_Nonsense (unregistered)


8 year olds that. By the way are those annoying pop-up ads coming for everyone?

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:39 5

46. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Both ads are pretty ridiculous....

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:51 5

50. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


yea but at least samsungs add was a proper defense and stated facts this add is a poor defense and shows what ifans truly value.....or let me say it shows the only thing they CAN value (design) and it is exactly what ive been saying and telling the truth about.......the only thing aapple has better than the S3 and most android phones IS DESIGN! thats pretty much it though........so this add backs up what i been trying to tell some of these hysterical ifans.....

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 11:54 24

52. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


about 200k apps are not even ever downloaded from app store.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 12:02 1

57. redsox420 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Looks better than what? Its still an iPhoney.. still ONLY 4 inches. Yes a standard micro-usb, LMAO something the European Union has made a standard, its called responsibility. Big Fruity = Money hungry design corp. One more row of icons. Can't use a whole host of widgets. Still using folders?

big fruity sticks with its own designed cables, which guess what costs more money to the fantwinks. Big fruity is way behind the competition in hardware design. Big fruity has a lot of small handed users with their 4 inches of screen. Hell Ive had a 4.5" screen for over a year now.. Hmm love it.. And FYI for anyone who thinks anything higher than 300 ppi is a good idea, you are wasting your time. The human eye can't see above 300ppi.. So those who claim their image is sharper, its not. Sorry.. A bigger phone looks a bit fuzzy because the pixels stretch. The same thing happens when you blow up a photo.. It stretches and gets fuzzy up close..

1.2 mp front camera vs 1.7 or higher.. Big Fruity still stuck in 2007

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 12:04 1

58. redsox420 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Still enjoying your part Sammy phone there No? Ha half of its Sammy products, just like the imaxipad..

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 12:06 21

61. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


its actually 450,000 out of 700,000 havent been downloaded :P

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 12:09 6

62. The_Innovation (Posts: 626; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Sir, I solute you!

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 12:16 1

66. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


This new ad has a lot of incorrect information (keep in mind this was probably made by one or a couple of people and not by Apple), but I think the point they made was pretty clear, which is you can twist things however you like. I still think that long list of lame features Samsung included (just to make the list longer) should have been all put in one single category if even mentioned at all. In my eyes, it brought down the quality of the whole ad.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 12:38

75. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 221; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I think that it is meant to put useless features because that is what samsung put on their ad to make the list longer. "Swipe To Capture" is just another way of getting a screen capture, which is something all phones have now.
And not many people actually use Tilt to Zoom, they mostly just use the pinch to zoom. The only useful feature that is listed that isn't on the iPhone is the removable battery and the NFC.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 13:24 7

86. darkkjedii (Posts: 23650; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dudes just enjoy your devices, and chill out man gosh.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 13:01 11

80. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


thank you, I was going to do the same thing, it's like I always have said:
Apple users never do their research, or else they wouldn't be Apple users

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 13:07 8

81. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


best post ever

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 13:21 14

84. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


So the list for Samsung s3 is still longer. lol! All iPhone fanboys can brag about is the aesthetics of the phone, only to cover it with a full-body protector in the end.

Enjoy looking at the gorgeous back of your iPhones, fansheeps, while we enjoy looking at the front of our s3 with a better 4.8" AMOLED HD screen.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 13:25 2

87. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


400k :)

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 13:25

88. darkkjedii (Posts: 23650; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yet they're there when u need them. I other words ur post was pointless

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