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...
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142 Comments

113. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

most people who buy anything haven't done that much research. That's why there's advertising. "If Samsung really wanted to take big shots at Apple, they'd just advertise about using Samsung parts in iPhone then say they use better in theirs." - why wouldn't Samsung want to take a big shot and do that? Oh yeah, cause that would be the dumbest 30 second advertisement ever.

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

When the iphone guy said "but its got a bigger screen", the samsung guy should have said "yea, the galaxy hasnt been that small in well over 2 years".... or maybe "not even your girlfriend thinks 4 inches is big" or something smart like that.

32. ilia1986 unregistered

Well you gotta give Apple credit - they finally made a 4G dual core 1Ghz phone with a 4" screen and 1 gig of ram. Just like the Motorola Atrix 4G. Welcome to Q1 2011 Apple. :)

44. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Thanks, I'm seriously thinking of getting my Mom an unlocked Atrix 4G for use on T-Mo' (her G1 died). I thought of getting her an old unlocked AT&T iPhone 4 but, that would be going backwards.

51. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

get the atrix 2

114. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Or you could buy her an SIII? Oh wait, according to the video, only cool and hip 23-30 year olds buy the SIII.

131. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Our never said only.

47. Androidluv

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 13, 2010

+1....

84. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Crocodile Dundee: "That's not a big screen. This is a big screen."

35. kathrene

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

apple fans are actually stupid n dum in real life too haaaaaa.....can ne 1 tell me where r the 200 new features in ios 6...i am still searching

134. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

3 new wallpapers andyou need to search 197 more

37. DF334

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I love it! Oh and BTW 10 million have already bought a GS3. Apple will definitely do the numbers but as far as the most efficient, maybe but there is a little OS called Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that makes Apple's OS look as dated as it already is and its very efficient. I do know this because I have a Galaxy Nexus running it...so!

43. audiblenarcotic

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

It's 20 Million actually if my memory serves me correctly

38. wojey

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Even tho i have an iphone i have to admit this is pretty funny. But honestly i don't think this changes anything. What most android users don't understand is that the people who own iphone are not trying to have the "Big Thing" at least in my opinion i just want something that works fine and that's exactly what the iphone does.

63. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Come on, do people really stand in line for up to seven days to get something they don't think is "the next big thing?" Especially when they can order it and get it delivered to their door?

78. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I keep seeing this comment saying Apple user are not trying to have the "big thing"...if that's the case...why are you guys paying the price for one if that's not what you want?

117. GeekMovement unregistered

For the price of an iPhone, you could have something that works fine and a lot more. Just FYI.

46. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

jealously. no one taking the line for bucket plastic gadget

64. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If I wanted an iPhone, I'd have an iPhone. It's no more expensive than any phone I've owned, in fact I paid more for my last Android than I would have for the iPhone. I'm just not retarded enough to queue up for days for a device I could have delivered to my front door.

82. MrPearlyWhite

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

I dont think they are jealous, the customers are just smarter. I work in tech support and majority of our calls are iphone calls, 3gs 4 or 4s. The simplest smartphone to use, but yet none of the customers that call in arent even smart enough to think to google the issue or go to the carriers page to see how to do certain functions in the support area for their Apple device. We do get some Samsung calls, I wont lie, but the Apple customers are far worst, and the least bit friendly when dealing with their phone, which means, they're frustrated with their device.

97. willard12 unregistered

I think Samsung is actually happy they are waiting in line for the iphone. Samsungs gives Apple memory, processors, and parts for the screen. Everyone that is waiting in line for the iphone is essentially buying a less-advanced Samsung phone while giving Samsung additional money for R&D for the GS IV.

52. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

I don't care how great a phone is but standing in line to buy any phone is just sad and standing in line for over a week is just pathetic... It's not like there is going to be a limited amount of Iphone 5's being made... Be normal and just buy it on the day or wait till its back in Stock... That's what I did when I got my 4...went in 2 weeks later release got my phone and not having to waist a week of my life in a queue Lol.. Seriously would love to know what goes through there head that they will spend a week queuing for a frigging, phone.. Lame as these ads may be, maybe those people will think twice of queuing... Also people who say these advertising are bad and stupid because of insulting potential customers, I think Samsung know that the people that line up will never buy anything other than the Iphone so insulting them it doesn't matter cause they would be never but the s3...The people this ad is targeted at are the people who have no allegiance and mock the people who do line up... Guarantee if you were to question the people that line up nearly every single one are previous multiple Iphone owners and also have multiple apple devices... These are mostly people who will only buy anything with an apple logo on it... Seriously waiting in line for over a week FOR A PHONE LOL

55. THETECHTEAM

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Me personally thats stupid waiting in line for a stupid phone!! I'll preorder

59. Hemlocke unregistered

I love the smell of desperation in the morning (or afternoon). Poor Samesung.

67. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Poor, poor Samsung. To be relegated to only the number one smartphone manufacturer spot, andto have to use the most popular mobile OS on the planet.by a margin of two to one. How desperate.

94. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

102. Hemlocke unregistered

Yes, and they make 1/3 of the smartphone money that Apple does. Market share isn't paying the bills.

118. GeekMovement unregistered

And you buy iPhones because Apple gets a lot of market share. Yeah keep giving your money to Apple and wish yourself a happy life.

132. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, market share didn't pay the bills, but it clearly indicates which the overwhelming majority prefer.
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