Samsung pokes fun at Apple in six new ads for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung pokes fun at Apple in six new ads for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4
We've seen Samsung make fun of Apple in its commercials. The last time, Samsung mocked "wallhugging" iPhone users who are attached to an A/C outlet all day, due to the shorter battery life found on the iPhone. Now in a series of six ads, Samsung uses a "genius bar" setting with two goofy employees, to make fun of its rival, and to promote the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

The first ad makes fun of the difficulties Apple had with the live stream it was supposed to be sending out yesterday, during its new product introductions.  The spoof shows the two "genius bar" workers, one who is pretending to talk as though he were a live feed breaking up. "You're in technology and you can't handle this?," the other genius bar worker says. Every one asked Apple the same question on Tuesday. Score one for Samsung.

In the second ad, the same two "genius bar" employees are watching what is obviously supposed to be yesterday's Apple iPhone 6 announcement. They rejoice in the introduction of the larger screened iPhones, until they come to the realization that other phones have larger screens (like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, of course).

The rest of the ads cover things like the Apple Watch, the S Pen, Multi Wimdows and battery life. We've embedded all six below for your viewing pleasure. Who knows? Perhaps one day Samsung will bring back the barista. By the way, the series of ads is cleverly called, "It doesn't take a genius."


source: SamsungMobile (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)

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95 Comments

1. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Yeah right.. Free publicity for apple. Thanks Sammy

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Apple already has enough publicity they get nothing from this and note 4 gets attention.

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Meanwhile whatever it is, we should enjoy this. :)

71. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

they should compare iphone 6 to alpha and note4, as IP6 plus already doomed.

76. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

Sales figures will tell you otherwise just wait for 17.

20. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

He's just sad because Apple got owned pretty badly

46. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

but this time apple really sucks... there should be more ads like this to make izombies realise that ip6 is just a waste of money... apple has literly done nothing this time except following the foot step of android

51. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Hahaha iZombies, lmfao.

54. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Don't be exclusive, they're in everyone's footsteps here, as usual.

59. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

The ads are actually pretty bad. Very poorly made.

70. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah, they need to be poor to meet & be at the poor level the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus are. Welcome to 2012 Apple iPhone 6 & 6 Plus. lol

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Wohooo Sammy is back with a bang. You know guys what is the best feature of iPhone 6?? If you hold it upside down it becomes iPhone 9 lolzz :p

39. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

if samsung is back with a bang, why was the iPhone 6 on the front page of aol while samsung is left making some VERY classy videos?

45. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

bcoz of izombies and some bias...

52. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You forgot the cult's and hippies. Lmfao.

63. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

its not a debatable... iPhone was on the front page while samsung was not for whatever reason... hardly back with a bang

81. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

lol , he was being sarcastic .

64. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Media outlets no NOTHING about products, just logos.

78. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

and you know what logos selll this is a consumer market not some geek fest oh no only 1gb ram what are we gonna do !

68. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Because Apple is American company like AOL so it takes the spotlight .

73. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

because the fools like in the video drool over garbage.

79. engineer-1701d unregistered

am sorry did you say front page of AOL didnt even know they still exist wow lucas777 i think you just hurt iphone6 more then any comment on this site, thanks buddy boy. lol aol

24. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It was these kinds of ads that got people to Samsung from Apple in the first place. This year, I am damn sure, Apple will lose the largest portions of its market share. They literally delivered the same camera AGAIN, with 1 GB of ram AGAIN, with an uglier design, a ridiculous resolution (on the main phone) and the only new thing, NFC is already on all competitor solutions.

36. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Most of that won't matter to the everyday Joe. Then don't know or care what ram their phone has. Most couldn't tell you had much ram their PC has, certainly not what speed or latency. This year will be like all others, Apple will surge a few points in the launch quarter, then things will settle back the rest of the year and year over year things will be almost exactly where they are now. Apple will be at about 15% share, Android over 80%. I just can't see Android getting any bigger.

55. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I think that the 15% will diminish, the roughly 80% the same, but you're correct that as the rush of folks replacing their prior iDevices subsides things will be back to the "norm". None of the announced products seem compelling enough to make anyone switch to or return to apple, unless folks were absolutely jiving for a bigger screen and that was the sole (and silly) reason they switched platforms.

62. max9777

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

@ tedkord I agree with you, every tech geek, assumes that everyone who buys a phone know what they are doing. People in NYC do not know much, they have an iphone and all they want is an upgrade to a new one. They don't care that it's 50x faster or 2x bigger. They had an Iphone they like it, they will buy another one. All this biased crap really needs to stop. If people like Android, than buy Android, people like Iphone buy an Iphone, you like WP buy a WP. But making a competition of who released a better phone is just childish. I went from Iphone 5 to Note 3, because Iphone was small. I may go back to Iphone. For one reason only, Apple Music app, in my opinion is better than any stock or 3rd party android phone. Every has their phone of choice so why bash each other, on who is better,,, Nothing better to do?

58. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

People bought into these ads because they really didn't know what they were buying themselves into. Samsung's s**t is everywhere now and no one really stops to watch this ads apart from being entertained. Samsung is like deer in the headlights and they know this. Bigger screens was their only way out and with the iPhone getting bigger there really isn't anything worth calling out. That streaming problem? Samsung would kill for that to happen. They can't make better products now and all they can do is make these lame ads. I think Apple should actually pay Samsung for the free publicity, I mean seriously they can't possibly let them do this for free. I know a lot of guys here would frown at this but it's not really about smartphones anymore, Samsung knows this and they are willing to do all it takes. I hope a bunch of you will wake up by then. Cheers

93. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

nope it due ti them not using youtube live

80. engineer-1701d unregistered

it will count for alot all samsung and others have to do is put a video compress all the vids above and put why pay more for a phone with the same tech from 2 years ago, upgrade to note 4 and note 4 edge to see the future

91. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

thats a brilliant idea... samsung should catch on it

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