Microsoft pulls "fly on the wall" iPhone parody ads
posted by Michael H. / Sep 15, 2013, 3:05 PM
As you can see, the idea is that there are two people pitching ideas to Tim Cook and Jony Ive for what to do with the next iPhone. We would agree that the production value of the spot is a bit low - the acting isn't the best, the writing isn't as crisp as it could be - but, the idea itself is an interesting one, and its an idea that could have made for a solid parody video with good laughs. Unfortunately, that's not what Microsoft has created here, and really Microsoft's biggest mistake is in making an ad that wanted to be funny, but wasn't. Frankly, it seems like this is a video that would have been safely ignored had it been from a random YouTube creator; but from Microsoft, it takes on a very different tone.
Microsoft seems to agree with the reaction. Not only has Microsoft pulled the ad, but a spokesman has admitted the campaign "was intended to be a lighthearted poke at our friends from Cupertino, but it was off the mark". Amazingly in the age of the Internet, the original ads have disappeared, but a compilation of the ads is still available.
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oh microsoft is very pathetic
posted on Sep 15, 2013, 3:10 PM 12
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You said it the best..they Are Very Pathetic.... And I never own nor do I want a Iphone, but this is so childish and Pathetic, and on top of that, not even funny!! The Only way MS will beat IOS or Android, is if these companies would allow MS to insert a terrible CEO like Nokia did..SMH.
posted on Sep 15, 2013, 4:26 PM 2
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Okay, come on.... Really, oh so easily offended everyone? Like Apple's sales/feelings are at risk here?? Yes, I am a MS products fan, but funny is funny. This was a good SNL skit. I brought up the "I am a mac, I am a PC" commercials recently, and still laughed at those. This was no worse. All Apple did was poke fun at MS product launches.
posted on Sep 15, 2013, 3:51 PM 2
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Microsoft sucks! The iPhones business bigger than Microsofts entire business!
posted on Sep 15, 2013, 8:22 PM 1
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