So it really didn’t surprise me when Samsung took a shot at Apple immediately after the iPhone 6 announcement with a string of mocking commercials.
While the commercials lack the biting humor of the Mac vs. PC ads from years ago, there’s small bits of truth in each commercial that should sting everyone except the most hardened Apple fan-boys, who I am sure are scratching their beards and passive-aggressively muttering insults at the commercials in coffee shops all over the world.
And, before you get your skinny jeans all ruffled, let me make it perfectly clear that I do not hate the Apple iPhone. The devices are awesome, polished and are much more user-friendly than my main weapon of choice, Android. My beef with Apple has been and most likely always will be on the issues of the closed platform and proprietary hardware. But that doesn’t have to be a total deal-breaker, in fact I hope to be an iPhone 6 owner shortly, so there.
Proving I’m an equal-opportunity tech humor enthusiast, I laughed when Justin Long totally powned John Hodgman in dozens of scathing ads comparing the Mac ecosystem with a then-troubled Windows Vista. And I chuckle… a little… when Cortana shows up Siri in some useless voice-activated searches and commands.
Now it’s Apple’s turn to be lampooned by Samsung. So sit back, enjoy all that is two geeks playing with their defended technology, and enjoy the “It Doesn’t Take A Genius” series.
The best part about these ads? I’m sure Apple is now meeting in a war room somewhere in their spaceship over Cupertino strategizing the return volley. I can’t wait!
Oh, and one more thing.
I think the best burn came from a Twitter photo I stumbled upon while cruising the interwebs on iPhone release night. It’s a nice little infographic welcoming iPhone 6 users to 2012 with comparitive specs to the Google Nexus 4 from a couple of years ago.
Again, take it for what it’s worth… but it’s still funny. And enjoy your iPhones… no, really.
Disclosure: As member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I received the HTC One M8 and other devices with line of service from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise a positive review. All opinions are my own.