Samsung does it again, making fun of those waiting on line for the Apple iPhone 5

Samsung has released a new television ad that not only makes fun of the Apple iPhone 5 and its features, but also hints that the Apple iPhone 5 is the phone for your parents; the ad shows that many of the iPhone's new features, such as a larger screen and LTE coverage, are nothing new for Samsung Galaxy S III users...
This is a discussion for a news article. To read the whole news, click here

142 Comments

99. illxander

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

You do realize that Apple didn't MAKE Siri, They bought the company that did and put it in the 4s. This is why its named Siri (The actual innovator's assistants name or some such thing) which is why it isn't named something bland like IVoice or something esle vanilla. If you can buy innovation then they are rocking out with all the lte companies they snatched up to get those lte innovations.

100. illxander

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

else* I hate typos

23. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Isn't an all touch screen phone is clearly copy of that Prada phone? And that pull down notification clearly copy of Android?

28. Seymur unregistered

No. But I agree with notification. does that mean Samsung didn't copy them?

49. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

actually samsung had vlinggo S-voice is an evolution of vlingo, deal with it

109. Hemlocke unregistered

Apple had Voice Control before any Android phone could use voice commands. June 19, 2009, to be exact.

53. THETECHTEAM

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Actually Android had a way for you to do what siri does apple just took it to another level and created a whole personal assistant. Thank you very much. The old Android had google voice over a year ago before siri was even thought of

58. Hemlocke unregistered

And the iPhone had Voice Controls a year before that...

72. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

And Nokia had voice stuff before apple started making phones.

77. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

oh please, that excuse for voice control? sorry but it was barely relevant, Vingo could send text, read messages, get directions, call people and many other features

112. Hemlocke unregistered

Yes, it was "barely relevant." I see now that it is only relevant in those few instances where an Android OEM did it first. Tell me again what Android device has outsold that "barely relevant" iPhone 3Gs?

115. OSFantasma

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

ok i get you want to give your money to apple. just do it and stay out. we already know.... I for one have many options and really don't give a damn if apple outsells every company. I get what i know works for me as for some it seem they get what the trend speaks, but please don't look at a company and follow it blindly and believe they are the best because they outsell every other company that also innovates.. as for apple please they should have added nfc all other companies are doing but i guess they thought that if they did what other companies were doing they might look like the last boat to dock on the tech...(imo).. anyway apple fail.... android ftw also sony samsung htc acer etc ftw OHA ftw... lol just had to add the last part...

116. GeekMovement unregistered

You realize that apple didn't innovate, so now you look at their marketing numbers? Pathetic. You are very low and very desperate to defend apple any way you can.

137. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

for starters the Droid if I'm not mistaken, how many actually good artist beat Justin B in tickets? you said it as if that matters so much to tell apart features apple voice controls on the 3GS couldn't do anything most smartphones did

80. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Samsung did not copy what Apple did with IPhone or IPod. It's more like Apple copy a lot of products. Before iPod, MP3 players have been around before into portable devices. Palm Pilot is one of the first who created touch screen, or at least made more useful. Tablet came around before even IPods. When Dell, HP, and etc back than came out with tablets, were mainly for industrial or commerical use. The touchscreen and tablets before was a head of its time where the hardware were still developing and too large. You see here is the big picture here. All of Apple's devices are engineered and created by other manufactures. Apple is just smart about not doing the hard work, nor the legal stuff. That is why they have the best lawyers and marketing team. You can bring it all up to court if you want for patents, but if you look at the history, it tell the truth of it all

110. Hemlocke unregistered

Really? The term PDA was first used on January 7, 1992 by Apple Computer CEO John Sculley at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, referring to the Apple Newton.[7] Wikipedia

141. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

However, You failed to mention that the 1st PDA was release 1984 (8 years earlier) than term PDA being created by company called Psion. Same source you used.

142. Androidluv

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 13, 2010

+10.......

107. Hemlocke unregistered

Samsung more successful than Apple? Hardly. Samsung might ship more phones, but they make a fraction in the smartphone market of what Apple does.

120. GeekMovement unregistered

Market Share, Market Share, Market Share my feet. What does the market share have to do anything with user experience? Just mere numbers showing all the blind fanatics waiting in line for the same thing every year.

129. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not ship. SELL.

138. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

they have more marker share dude, Samsung has been the smartphone KING since Q1

10. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

They didnt bring back the barista because he is still crying himself in a corner this whole time from the epic burn.

11. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Samsung just angry because no one will wait in line for their plastic devices. No one has a more loyal, dedicated fan base as Apple. Maybe, they should start offering the same level of customer care, and built quality, and maybe then, will get the same level of adoration they so badly desire. ****P.S. before you start to spew stupidity I'm rocking Galaxy Nexus 4.1, but the truth will set you free.

34. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I find Samsung's latest advertisements to be very misconstrued and misleading. I'm sorry but things like ShareShot just aren't going to happen in everyday life. I've owned the SGIII, have friends that have it, and it never came up. I don't even think they knew how to use it....or cared.

41. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Maybe you have stupid friends? I use share shot, direct call, s-beam, allshare cast, smart stay and NFC the most. The looks I get from ishiip when I whip out my phone to pay for stuff... priceless! I like these ads. They show the iShiip how dumb they look whilst waiting in line for something they can get just a couple of days later without waiting.

70. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

My friends are actually pretty intelligent when it comes to things that are actually important...like their careers, but when it comes to phones, like the majority of smartphone buyers, you're right. And that's exactly my point, most people don't care enough to learn how to use it. Remember we represent only a small minority of smartphone users, so just because you use it and probably convinced your friends to as well, doesn't mean its going to be widely adopted like they portray in their commercials. The only ones I used are smart stay and direct call. I refused to be the guy to show everyone how to use their own phones saying "Look, its easy! Try it!" especially when they're never going to use it again. PASS

48. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I love share shot! you just have t tell people that, but hey you probably aret the party picture guy or the event picture guy. and honestly I hate taking the same pictures 3 times with 3 phones just because 3 people want them....

69. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I just think it's a little misleading. I've used those features before to try it out and it requires a deal of coordination. CNET likes the features but did say that "setting a session up was confusing, and it wasn't intuitively clear how I could get back into a Share Shot session once I left." Its one of those features that you're not going to use unless you're determined to use it.

83. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

well some fixes may come to make the experience better, but the Idea is nice, but honestly some of apple "intuitive" things are quite forced into people
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.