Ad for the LG Optimus G Pro makes fun of the Apple iPhone

Ad for the LG Optimus G Pro makes fun of the Apple iPhone
We've seen Samsung produce ads for the Samsung Galaxy S III that makes fun of Apple fans who wait in line for days before the next Apple iPhone model is launched. But LG has taken this one step further by actually making fun of an iconic Apple television commercial. You've seen the ad, A group of kids is lined up and the iPhone camera pans throughout the entire line, from left to right. The voice of Jeff Daniels says, "Everybody say cheeeeese," as the the entire group is photographed in one shot. The picture is printed out, framed and hung on the wall. Obviously, the spot promotes the panoramic photo capabilities on the device.

LG has its own panoramic feature to show off for its upcoming flagship model, the LG Optimus Pro, courtesy of Android 4.2. But first, in the beginning of the ad, we see a line of playing kids get snapped in one shot, similar to the Apple iPhone ad, even copying the long stretched out "cheese" call. Actually, because this is ad is in Korean, the word is "Kimchiiiiiii". After the shot is taken, it is printed, framed and hanged on the wall just like the Apple ad, right down to the crooked placement of the photo on the wall that needs to be fixed. Nothing special here.

Then, we get to see Photo Sphere in action. It is a feature on Android 4.2, which obviously will be powering the LG Optimus G Pro at launch. And instead of capturing images along a horizontal plane like the camera on the Apple iPhone, it allows the capture to captures images horizontally and vertically resulting in a much fuller photograph which replaces the iPhone-esque shot that had been hanging on the wall.

It might not have been as sarcastic and pointed as Samsung's ad, but no less entertaining.

source: LG, Apple via AppleInsider



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48 Comments

1. skaar18

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

omg i laughed so much of the first video.. Yeah photo sphere is so much better then panorama.. in photo sphere you even got kids without feet... and feet without bodies How can they use that picture in a commercial?

2. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Are you sure you're not confusing the paint containers with feet? I don't see any standalone feet lying around, or children without feet o.o

38. skaar18

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Yeah you are right nobody is missing a foot or two in that picture... especially not the kid to the left -.- I do not know where his foot/feet are, but he sure as h*** is missing one. And no i did not mean to say that all of the paint containers are feet, i was talking in general about photo sphere. for now photo sphere is a gimmick it does not work probably. I have a nexus 4 and i have tried photo sphere. Unless your extremely good at taking picture you will get a picture or two wrong in photo sphere. And the commercial illustrate that.

40. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

i really dont see any missing body parts there..... the final product of photo sphere that is...

42. skaar18

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Sorry wrote wrong... right ;) my bad.. The kid to the right is missing a foot.. i guess i do not know the diffrence of right and left, but the kid to the right is missing a foot. :) sorry for the mistake

46. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

sorry but thats still a mistake. there is a foot. you should see an optalmologist. :P

48. Haribo

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

The only thing I can think someone may see as missing is the kid at the end jumping/skipping

5. baza58

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

You don't now how to properly do photosphere then.

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I think that it is great and very right commercial by LG. :)

12. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Did you actually look at the first video....?

39. skaar18

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Did you actually watch it? Kid to the left -.-

41. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

You should get yourself some glasses dude!

43. skaar18

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

meant right ;) sorry for the mistake... and no i do not need glasses... but i might need a lecture in what is right and left ;)

3. SleepingOz unregistered

BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH​AH

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

funniest comment ever & ad

6. nikenturd unregistered

That ad was patented

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

think everything is patented

44. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Think patented.

47. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

think

7. MAG33

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

no offense but the iphone 5 is very expensive for what it offers compared to other device...even LG. sells for $ 1000 from Vodafone...otimus g is at half price...

9. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Now why would anyone--or any company--make fun of Apple?

18. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Because there is an endless amount of material to work with. - shoddy construction - slave labor - buggy OS - apple maps - overpriced - condescending CEO - refusal to listen to customer wants - apple

34. ilia1986 unregistered

You forgot: - static UI - arrogance - refusal to compete fairly - blind determination to destroy Android - 0 consumer freedom - patent wars BS. - banning competitor products - overhyped - No native YouTube app - apple

35. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Just an iConboard for kids or old ;-)

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Photo Sphere is nice..

14. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

But Photosphere is an android feature anyways :D

15. Hemlocke unregistered

Photo Sphere looked cool when it debuted, and then I tried it. Awkward and lackluster, at best. Someone should make a commercial that shows someone taking a Photo Sphere shot with only one word in the caption: "Why?"

19. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

edit....

26. tedkord

Posts: 17409; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Translation: Until Apple implements it, its silly.

16. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

awww so CUTE!

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