Apple used an Android phone to promote Apple Music on Twitter

Apple used an Android phone to promote Apple Music on Twitter
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In recent weeks, Samsung has been spotted multiple times using iPhones to promote its own smartphones on Twitter. But now the tables appear to have been turned.

Back in early November, Ariana Grande posted a tweet about her Christmas & Chill EP. The official Apple Music account subsequently replied to this with a link to the album. But, as revealed earlier today by YouTuber Marques Brownlee, this particular tweet was posted using Twitter for Android.

Some people will argue that this isn’t a problem considering Apple Music is available to download on Android – which is true – but there’s no denying that it’s pretty embarrassing to see an official Apple account admin using an Android device rather than one of Apple’s own products. Especially when the amount of effort Apple puts into taking care of its image is considered.

Despite this mishap, things could have been much worse. After all, the Cupertino giant could have used an Android smartphone to promote one of its latest iPhones rather than a service that is widely available to consumers.

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48 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2894; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Hah! Got eeem.

2. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

"But there's no denying that it's pretty embarrassing to see official Apple account admin using an Android device...." YOURE ABSOLUTELY WRONG!!!!! if you have a product, on someone else's platform, then the best way to encourage them to use it, is by showing its use with the product they are gonna be using. I dont understand fanboy logic. What you said was totally stupid and not ogical. Apple Music as you said is available on Android,. So why would you use an iPhone to promote Apple Music on Android? If Apple was promoting Apple Music on Windows, wouldn't it make since to use Windows? If BlackBerry made a new security implementation in collaboration with Samsung as an example, when they demonstrate the product, wouldn't it make sense to use a Samsung device? How much sense would it be to use an Apple product or one of their own if they are trying to promote their software on another platform? In your incessant hate of everything Samsung or Android, you guys say and do some of the most stupidest stuff, and then you have nerve to get mad if you get ridiculed for it. I'm sorry you're wrong!!!! As far as someone using an iPhone to promote something for Samsung? So what! It's a promo. No one except hating fanclub members will even give two shakes about what device was use to make the promo to begin with. You are aware that both Apple and Microsoft use each others products to not only make their own products as well but to demo them and for testing purposes. Right? I mean, when Apple was porting Apple Music over to Android. I'm sure they used Android SDK and tested it on a real Android device right? I mean how else are they gonna be able to make application?! If Mr Spock was a real person he would tell you that you sound illogical. That's the nice way of say it. What you said was plain wrong and complete stupid and actually shows your complete lack of an open mind and total bias.

21. joshuaswingle

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

22. qolamreza

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

"If Apple was promoting Apple Music on Windows, wouldn't it make since to use Windows?" Yes but they weren't promoting apple music on Android

34. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

But Apple Music is Available in Android too.

40. cmdacos

Posts: 3973; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Not that you ever make a point but what's your point here? This is clearly not advertising Apple music on android...

3. seantn4

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 11, 2018

^ I had a stroke while reading that. But you do have a point. lol

38. Usernameisnotsowitty

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 08, 2018

Are you OK now buddy?

5. cmdacos

Posts: 3973; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's a third party marketing company. No different then all the recent android blunders. This is a nothing burger

6. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO This is funny. The ifanboy talked so much s**t about Samsung doing it and look now. And PA doesn't matter what apple was promoting, it's still an apple product using a android phone to promote it. I don't really see the big deal for either of them.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The Big 6 is quiet as heck right now.

44. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Quit changing icon packs and get a life like the Big Six.

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't be mad bro.

47. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They are still in hiding LOL

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And seething.

8. YeahYeah

Posts: 249; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

PA you're desperate. Its embarrassing

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah yeah.....yeah.

9. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

I mean everyone has to try the competition right?

10. Arthurhkt

Posts: 721; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Guess the marketing team from both side of the team are trolling them, Samsung twitter post by iPhone while Apple tweet via Android. :/

16. lyndon420

Posts: 6602; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It's also called free publicity. Sites like this catch wind of it and turn it into a clickbait article...churn up the comment section for lots of clickback opportunities.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Peaceboy is currently threatening to jump from the Eiffel Tower over this.

20. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Is he French? Because that would explain a lot lol

35. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO....

14. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Whoever wrote this is fcuking stupid! You belong to those who file suits to apple for notch ads and iphone resolutions and pixel. Apple is using an android because its promoting an Apple Music on ANDROID. How would an android costumers knew the interface of Apple Music if Apple uses an iphone to promote to Android? Its different compared to Marketing failures of Samsung.

18. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

23. cmdacos

Posts: 3973; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

This in no way was marketing Apple music for Android especially when most Twitter users don't see the source device. Wipe your tears and move on...

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You mad bro? When you jump, do a flip.

32. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3094; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

It's the same. Don't try to twist it.

36. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

OMG what a excuse, LOL

15. lallolu

Posts: 731; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Android uses iphone to post official things all the time.

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