Is Samsung asking athletes to cover iPhone logos during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony?
posted by Florin T. / Feb 05, 2014, 3:37 PM
According to Bluewin (a portal belonging to Swisscom, the largest mobile operator in Switzerland), Swiss athletes have been advised by Samsung to cover the logos of any non-Samsung devices they might be using during the Olympics opening ceremony - including iPhones. That way, fans all over the world who intend to watch the televised opening ceremony this Friday, February 7, should see only Samsung-branded products in athletes’ hands.
The 2014 Olympic Winter Games are hosted by Russia in Sochi, a resort city on the Black Sea coast. Samsung is certainly spending a lot of money to be an official Olympic sponsor, so it’s understandable that it wants us to notice that. But trying to forbid other brands’ logos, even if it's only for the opening ceremonies, is a bit extreme. Or maybe not?
source Bluewin.ch (translated) via SlashGear
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Lol really Samsung?
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 3:39 PM 8
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good, the apple logo cut out is the most obnoxious thing.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 3:40 PM 1
Yeah, pretty lame. As if people aren't going to recognize an Apple product with the logo covered up.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 3:53 PM 5
A claim is a claim. It's not truth or reality. If you or any significant number of people are dumb enough to fall for that lame claim by Apple that has caused a prolonged joke of a courtroom battle in this country, then we're all doomed.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 6:53 PM 2
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This seems to be a stipulation for getting a free Note. Since they are getting a free device, I don't see a problem with it. If it was for everyone, regardless of if they were getting a free phone, then that is pretty bad.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 6:35 PM 1
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This is pathetic... from a Apple site's perspective:http://appleinsider.com/articl
"Last spring, Samsung's sponsored Spanish tennis star David Ferrer tweeted out ostensible satisfaction with his #GalaxyS4 and stated that he was "configuring S Health on my new #GalaxyS4 to help with training @SamsungMobile," albeit from his iPhone. "
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 3:58 PM 2
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Illuninate the Apple core logo on all upcoming Iphones and Ipads. That would really piss off Samsung!!
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 5:01 PM 0
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Look everyone, I agree it's stupid, but it's no different than any other place where a sponsor doesn't want a competing product being shown. Look at the NASCAR Sprint cup for an example. They don't allow any other cell carriers to field a car, where before there were Verizon, Alltel, Cingular, and T-Mobile cars in the field. If Coca Cola was sponsoring an event, you're not going to see any signs of Pepsi either. And the same thing goes for endorsements, ever seen Michael Jordan wearing Adidas or Fruit of the Loom. It's nothing new and not an isolated incident.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 5:21 PM 2
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Well this title blew the story out of proportion. The title makes it sound like they are only requesting Apple logos to be covered when really it is all non-Samsung logos. I don't see the so outrageous when Samsung is one of the main sponsors and is offering free Note 3s to the athletes.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 5:28 PM 2
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Um you are getting a Note 3 for free. This is no different than the Olympic committee telling you to keep your actions PG13 for the media. If Samsung is giving the Olympic committee money and everyone free Note 3's then that is what they should get. They are basically paying for a Samsung only opening ceremony. If that is part of the sponsoring contract, then it is..... What? you expect them to Sponsor the event for free publicity? lol Yeah okay there. They paid for a Samsung only opening ceremony and that's what they should get.....
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 5:31 PM 5
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