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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Optimus G Pro
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3140 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2

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48 Comments

37. stonehome7

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

Best phone till end of Feb. No idea in March.

36. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

way too many 'chi's in there :P

32. znellu

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

LOL!!!

30. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

LG already made fun of themselves when they copied the note 2

28. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Another Company Getting into Bashing other Company, Thank God Im Sony Fan and they act professional when it comes it Marketing Ad You'll get nothing in Bashing other Phone.

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

LMFAO this made my day love it when companies make fun of apple when LG shows their 360 degree panoramic view of their phone IT'S BETTER LOOKING. CLASSIC way too go LG.

22. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

Android to iOS: "Anthing you can do, I can do better" (and always had).

29. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

and make available for everyone....not only to rich people............to the people who love android ........

21. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

LG has no room to poke fun at Apple. They wish they had Apple's profits.

17. rajagopalan.k

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

A pain in every iass!

16. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

awww so CUTE!

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: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Translation: Until Apple implements it, its silly.

14. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

But Photosphere is an android feature anyways :D

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Photo Sphere is nice..

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 ;-)

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...

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

3. SleepingOz unregistered

BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH​AH

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

funniest comment ever & ad

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.

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