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

0. phoneArena 16 Sep 2012, 10:20 posted on

Samsung's new ad comparing the features on its flagship Samsung Galaxy S III with those on the Apple iPhone 5 has touched a chord among Apple iPhone fans who have responded with some parodies of the Samsung ad...

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posted on 18 Sep 2012, 04:06 1

150. b3roldan (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

I agree that it is not necessarily a Spec game, I'm still using my good old Galaxy S2 and did not jump for the latest gadgets out there this year and am still able to experience all the features in the S3 with the exception of the NFC because that is hardware based. Apple has to market their product with a focus on the user experience over specs because they know they didn't cut it in terms of being leading-edge in technology.

The ONLY improvements Apple should be able to claim over the old iPhone is the screen size and LTE. Both of which were already claimed milestones by the competition.

For the rest (Siri, Face detection, Panorama, video stabilization, Take still photos while recording, EarPods) are all in the software and CAN be implemented to older iPhones. Apple patrons should be miffed and unpleased with the fact that Apple left them behind and is forcing them to upgrade. I would be surprised if they improved Siri and Apple Maps and made it exclusive to iPhone5s or iPhone 6. Apple patrons... be ready for this.

Deciding to get either an Android or Apple smartphone requires much deliberation because once you have spent much of your hard-earned cash on Apps, you are more inclined to stay with the respective market. If you have spent hundreds or thousands on apps purchased in the Apple app store, I doubt you'd allow yourself to throw all that away buy jumping ship to Android and vice versa.

I would pick the iPhone generally because of its metallic feel and user interface. The reason I won't get one is because I would like to have full control of whatever I buy. Its mostly Apple's business model and restrictive environment that I choose not to purchase the iPhone.

My Reasons:-
(1) Apple abandons its patrons and forces them to upgrade their phone even though they shouldn't have to. (Example: The iPhone 4 and earlier models don't have Siri when they are fully capable of having the feature)

(2) Other brands allow you to plug your smartphone to any computer via USB and copy your music, data and films without the need to install any software/app like iTunes. It is that easy!

(3) Brands such as HTC, Blackberry & Samsung use the standard USB cable to plug & charge their devices. Apple products force you to use their own plug. Not to mention all those Apple patrons who have bought previous Apple phones and iPhone/iPad compatible speakers will now HAVE TO BUY a converter to make those products compatible with the new iPhone5

(4) When you purchase music through iTunes, you do NOT own it. You only purchase the "right" to listen to it on your Apple device. (i.e. Bruce Willis could not pass his vast music library to his children.)

(5) Limits iPhone user's battery choices. I upgraded the stock battery on my Galaxy S2 from a 1650mAh to a 3800mAh. And it could be done in less than 10seconds. Not to mention it comes with a built in stand so I could watch movies all day long.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:02

159. flamencoguy (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)

congrats. You are very knowledeable. My hats off to you.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 04:06 1

151. b3roldan (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

(6) Apple bullies other companies by forcibly dictating what features should not be included - Flash, NFC to name a few. So if you're an anime freak like me, forget about being able to watch those anime from websites still using Flash technology.

(7) Apple decided to use the slower LTE band on the iPhone5 which is on the 1800mhz spectrum and boasts a theoretical maximum bandwidth of 65M compared to the current standard 2600mhz which can easily achieve 100M. I won't be surprised if Apple screws it's loyal patrons again by releasing an iPhone 5s with NFC and faster LTE.

(8) I own a MacBookPro 13" (2011) edition. I had a simple problem, I experience corrupted textures when playing Diablo 3 (100% in Act 3). This is a known issue with the GPU drivers. If I were on Windows, I would just need to update the Graphics driver and it would be fixed. But for OSX, you will need to purchase and update the whole Operating System to Mountain Lion to fix that issue. Quite ridiculous and another stick up your butt being screwed by yours truly, Apple.

(9) Last but not least, let's talk about the iPhone5. Let me start by countering those "misleading specs put in iPhone5's favor.

- CPU: iP5 = Quad-Core 1Ghz (S3 = Quad-Core 1.4Ghz)
- Front-Screen Camera: iP5 = 720p (S2 & S3 = 1080p)
- iCloud (Any Android: Google Drive)
- Shared Photo Stream (erm... how's that different from instagram/facebook/kodak photo sharing?)
- Panorama (already existed in Sony Ericsson and Nexus phones since last year. Can be easily enabled on any SmartPhone including old iPhones by downloading panorama apps like Google's 360)
- 700,000 apps (Android 500,000)
- Passbook (This is a great idea, BUT it is software based and should be available also for older iPhones!)
- Free OS Updates Annually (Android: Same)
- FaceTime (C'mon... Skype allows you to chat with anyone using any device, why limit your interaction to Apple customers only?)
- All-New Maps with Flyover (Already existing in Google Maps)
- Airplay (This can already be done with other smartphone devices, in fact any device with Wifi/Blutooth. Apple will probably FORCE speaker manufacturers to only allow Apple devices via the "Airplay Brand")
- Sleek and Durable Aluminium Black (erm... that's not a feature and is subjective to each individual's preferences. Not necessarily a pro)
- Game Center (S3: Google Play, Samsung Apps, Game Hub... thse are 3 game markets!)
-iMessage (again... why limit your communication to ONLY Apple users when you can use Skype, WhatsApp, Voxer, Viber, Facebook Messenger to chat with anyone)

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:03

160. flamencoguy (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)

+1 Like

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 18:17

153. Tillmoss (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


posted on 05 Oct 2012, 13:15

157. flamencoguy (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)

What does iPhone 5 and Jimi Hendrix have in common?
Answer: Purple Haze.

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