After Samsung and Nokia, it is now LG’s turn to release an Apple-bashing ad

After Samsung and Nokia, it is now LG’s turn to release an Apple-bashing ad
When you are the most profitable business in your industry, you certainly get more flak from the competition than the rest, which Samsung, Nokia and others have proved with Apple-bashing ads time and again.

Now it is LG's turn, as this might be considered a pretty good year for them against the looming fellow countryman Samsung - LG made a great phone like the Optimus G, and landed the offer for this year's Nexus phone by Google, so it can't really be counted as an underdog.

Plastered all over major Korean publications is this funny ad that depicts the Optimus G slicing an apple like a shuriken, and there are no doubts in anyone's mind what the fruit is supposed to represent. There is some trash talk in the ad, too, which LG commented on with the following: 

source: KT via IntoMobile



43. Gaytor

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

I and my Note 2 ! Nothing else matters matey !

42. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Beside the Nexus 4 I cant see myself buying any other LG phones......

40. etotherescue

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

lol great ad. I have an Optimus damn phone i've ever had. Its so can handle anything you throw at it.

38. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

it´s LG´s turn to create a good phone

34. BadAssAbe

Posts: 509; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Man I love the LG Optimus G, I know they a bad reputation but I still wonder why this phone isn't more popular? I Guess not enough good marketing

31. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

With the steady growth of their smartphone business, and especially with the success of the Nexus 4, LG seems to finally growing some attitude and balls also.

23. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Lg the Unsung hero has finally stepped out against its competitiors. GO LG!


Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

And thats how u play FRUIT NINJA....SLICE & DICE.

41. ReddD

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

do you get apples on fruit ninja on iphone? :-P would be ironic if you do

9. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012


13. smallworld

Posts: 530; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Correction: SAMY + SONY - SAMY = YEAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

17. meloth1991

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

are u kiddn me?? Sony bosses itslf agreed tht sony rght nw does hav phones good enogh to compete wth s3 nd iphone!!

35. smallworld

Posts: 530; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Sony is the third smartphone manufacturer worldwide.

7. Defaramade

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Yea u 're right rock

4. Rocksteady unregistered

It feels good to see the bully taking some hits.

3. karas

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

huawei,ZTE turn will come. Even hiphone 5 deserves apple bashing ADD.

1. wendygarett unregistered

LG? no thanks :)

2. flower99

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

apple? No thanks ;)

5. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

I loged in to +1

36. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Nice return! And a +1 for you!

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

sorry to say this but you're time is coming not sure if you are innocent anymore or are just flat out "special" with you're comments...either way you seem to be HIGHLY annoying and really indecisive at times...

8. wendygarett unregistered

Hey I'm just sarcastic tho... LG is a very nice device, it just that this adv is a bit irritating for me :( well if thats hurt, I'm again sincerely apologize once again, I take my words back, sorry LG... Peace knight...

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

First off dont apologize to me wendy, apologize to the people that have to read your comments... Second I really dont know how this add annoys you as if you are an apple fan everytime all the time because if i do recall there are alot of post with you being android friendly at one point then "anti" android the seriously need to find where you stand and STAY THERE.....stop changing when things dont go you're way or against what you like, AT THE are shaping up to be one to be one of the most indecisive persons ive ever met......and thats really not cool

15. wendygarett unregistered

I rather be uncool to speak the truth... When Apple done somethings not good, I'm also bash it as well... You should know by now that ios 6 is a major major disappointment for us, I used it for almost 3 month and the only things I see the improvement is the siri and facebook integration... Apple maps is completely a joke... It doesn't even show the colour of the maps on my country when the satellite mode is on... "you seriously need to find where you stand and STAY THERE....." I'm purposely make my avatars right to give you a clear picture of who I am... But that doesn't mean you can stop me to praise Google... Because I'm also OWN an android devices remember? you can't see me well is probably you stand one side too seriously... I will never stand one side and I will try my best to stay neutral...

16. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

sorry i began reading your post but had to stop at "apple maps is completely a joke" .....why? because my memory reminded me when you were saying you love apple maps and you are getting used to it more than google remember that one? :(

19. wendygarett unregistered

I try my best to get used of it, but when Google release the maps apps on ios, I just can't stand to download it, and seriously, do I say Apple maps is better, just because I love it doesnt mean it is better, I'm not a god dude lol

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

wendy just do us ALL a favor and make your self CLEAR..........i will continue to try my best to ignore your comments until you just make your self clear to everyone here.....its really not that hard pick a side and stay with it through the good articles and through the bad..... And when you say you "love" apple maps IT GIVES PEOPLE THE IMPRESSION, that you think its BETTER! that is what i mean about making yourself clear.......and yea its not about getting a thumbs up and thumbs down but come one you cant sit here and tell me you dont like being misunderstood all the time or even "not" care that people dont get your choices! and if you do, well i dont know what to say, but i guess you like being misunderstood but just know it wont help people in getting along with you....

24. wendygarett unregistered

What do you mean all? Some neutral people here are actually enjoy my comments and understand my sarcasm, why dont you? When I say I love Apple maps, you accused me that Apple maps is better than Google? What if I say I love Google maps? And you accused me a double minded? Did you understand the word neutral? neutral means I'm enjoy to be evil and a good guy in the same time... And be honest, why you want me to stand and stay one side, I'm tired of these fanboys culture in pa that force commenters to stand one side, and I'm going to break that rules no matter what cost it... I'm sorry mate...

25. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

like is said wendy ill just leave you be because your like the most confusing person to me and yea maybe i have the problem here MAYBE.........but all i know is ima need help with ignoring your comments from here on out.....cuz the type of person i am does not get along with confusion and just do what you been doing and take whatever comes upon you from here on out have a good one

30. wendygarett unregistered

Have a good one to you too :) I'm happy to conversate with you actually, but still, I respect that... It's my loss lol

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