New Apple videos poke fun at Google Play Store, non-iPhone portrait photos

New Apple videos poke fun at Google Play Store, non-iPhone portrait photos
Apple just released two short videos aimed at convincing non-iOS users to switch to an iPhone. Of course, by non-iOS, we basically mean Android, since this is the only other smartphone platform that's relevant right now.

The first new Apple video compares "your" app store to the App Store, poking fun at the former for being unsafe and possibly containing apps that figuratively blow up in your face. The video doesn't mention Google's Play Store, but, let's be honest, this is the only non-Apple app sore that matters, and it's obviously the focus of the video.  

Historically, the Apple App Store has been safer than Google Play Store. However, Google is constantly improving things in this regard, and, with last year's launch of Google Play Protect, it's safe to say that the Play Store is far from being as messy as Apple suggests it is. 


The second new Apple video implies that your phone's portrait photos aren't as great as those that you can take on an iPhone - especially if you use Portrait Lighting, a feature that includes several lighting scenes for more dramatic images. That’s debatable, though, as you may not always get the desired results with Portrait Lighting.  
 

If you're an Android users, do these new Apple videos make you want to throw your handset away and switch to an iPhone? Or is Apple a bit too hopeful?

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36 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

What a waste those videos are!

25. yann

Posts: 613; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Yea. Steve Jobs wouldn't made such ads. To compare with Google.

2. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I have the modded Google Camera in my Galaxy S7 and take better portrait photos than my friends' iPhones

10. Rager722 unregistered

How can I get this? I also have a S7. I want that Google Camera

20. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Goto xda developers website , you will find there

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Indeed horrible commercials....

17. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah they are just dumb. Not even funny, just so stupid.

4. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

These ads are funny & humorous especially the first one,I wonder what program they use to create such kind of motion graphics ads.

11. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

lame at its best

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

22. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

That ip#oneArena for you.

6. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

I know marketing is marketing, but these videos are just straight up wrong. It does show that Apple really doesn't have any real selling points anymore, as Android can do everything IOS can and more, while allowing the user the freedom to choose what they want to use. Additionally, I think everyone agreed that these past two years, the best cameras has been on Android phones, mostly the Pixel and Pixel 2, but the Galsxy S8/S9 and Huawei P20 Pro also has fantastic cameras. So these ads definitely wouldn't turn me over to IOS, as i don't believe they narrative they're trying to make people believe Kudos to you Phonearena for viewing these ads with a healthy scepticism!

7. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I don't think the ads are going to be that effective, but I do think there is potential for Apple to attack Android with a different take on the ad about the app store. There are several app publishers, Snapchat being the most recognizable, that primarily focus on apps that work on the iOS version than the Android counterpart. I use similar apps on Android and iOS, and I find that a lot of the mainstream applications work better on iOS. As far as prioritization of app features and updates, iOS can be given the focus over Android and I think that might be something worth highlighting if I wanted someone to actually switch. Android may counter that there are more applications accessible to the user (I believe there is an app gap around 500,000 in favor of Android) for those that want options and choice. I think it all comes down to preference in the end.

14. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1377; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

When was the last time you used an Android device? Most mainstream apps have exactly the same functionality on either OS. In some cases Android versions even have more functionality than iOS versions, because iOS is more restrictive. In Snapchat's case its the lack of interest from Android users in the app that is directly responsible for the preferred development focus of iOS. And most of that iOS Snapchat interest comes from American teens, by far the largest group of users of the app.

23. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

The apps (most of them) might have the same functionality but unfortunately they don't function as well as their counterparts in iOS. The restrictions your talking are about things only you care (like sharing stuff on Bluetooth, changing colors and other useless things).

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7195; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I love how this article stated the only competition is Android. More like the only competition to Android's 86% market share is Apple's iPhones. Plus you got the app gap wrong. There is more than a 1.3 million more apps on Googles Play store than Apple's app store. Not to mention there is a number of categories that Android outshines Apple's iOS apps. For instance there is a lot more really good free apps. Hands down the win goes to Android. As far as tools and utilities Android wins this area by a mile. As far as emulators iOS is no competition for Android. VR apps iOS sucks, especially since most of the iPhones have the lowest resolution displays on the market. As time marches on more developers are targeting Android first, especially since App Annie has now stated that for every one app that arrives on Apple's app store 3 arrive on Google's play store. This trend is not going to stop. You know what is kind of funny Apple said back in 2016 that they were going to have 5 million apps by 2020. More like Google is going to have 5 million, roughly by that time frame, and Apple will be lucky to get 3 million by 2020. Clearly you haven't used Android in a long time Dr. Phill.

8. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

And there they are, butthurt fandroids trolls who get bitter, frustrated and angry because apple make funny ads that make their bums burn and they have to get their butthurt cream at Amazon for the zillionth time

9. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Of course you had to come, it's like reverse butthurt because the realisation of the truth hurts.

13. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Reverse butthurt. I like that.

19. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I guess there isn’t butthurt cream on stock and then you are so mad, I’m sorry for you, you should try not to read apple articles then but I know it’s a guilty pleasure for all of you closeted apple fans (apple haters)

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4099; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I guess if you don't know anything about tech or that other smartphone even exist, then these are perfect videos.

16. fyah_king unregistered

My wife has the 8plus and I have pixel 2 xl. The camera quality is not even close. The pixel is a lot better. She will be buying the next pixel.lol

18. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Hahaha awesome. Loved the portrait one. Also all the fandroids wetting the bed just makes it even better.

29. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

They are so frustrated and bitter because of these ads, it’s hilarious the impact that apple has on those insignificant minions lmao, imagine having such a miserable life being bitter everyday because apple is so successful and because they see iPhones everywhere, it must be a nightmare life for them

31. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Oh for sure man, it amazes me see how much of their lives are affected by people enjoying Apple products. LOL. Most astonishing of all are the horrible things they call Apple users, when they go around doing the exact same thing for some other brands LOLOLOL. They need to take a long hard look in the mirror.

32. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Apple is so successful because they rape the general public with their overpriced products. They have gimmicky features they add and market the s**t out of it to make it seem like people can't live without it. Just because there are millions of idiots out there that don't research what they are buying doesn't make it a great product (Especially for what you are paying for it).

33. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I know what I’m buying, in fact I have used so many brands and systems that I’m very sure about my purchase, you on the other hand are a bunch of insecure losers who need psychiatric assistance and don’t tolerate people who have different preferences, it doesn’t matter your temper tantrum here, Apple is and will be successful and their users are happy with their products, they don’t feel the need to jump to other oems just like android frustrated trolls who are always unhappy and bitter because its favorite company always leaves them without support or without a so called feature they want and in the meantime they vent their frustration by trolling Apple articles on every tech blog or YouTube videos, it’s such a miserable and wasted lifestyle I feel so sorry for those wasted souls, life is beautiful but you all chose to live a nightmare, so sad :(

34. midan

Posts: 2707; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"They have gimmicky features they add and market the s**t out of it to make it seem like people can't live without it." You meant Samsung right? It's actually very opposite, Apple only add features which they know millions will use. Apple mostly add very polished features which are useful.

21. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

They just make me stay even further away.....NEVER an apple product.....

35. midan

Posts: 2707; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Why every mobile site now put out news about these videos? For a moment i thought i can see future because i saw these videos like week ago. Funny how one posted it and then everyone else followed.

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