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The mobile war is alive and well

Nokia took a stab at Apple's two new iPhones today during their big reveal in Cupertino, but the joke may be on Nokia as the public poked a little fun at the Finnish phone maker's response.  

Apple introduced the budget iPhone 5C and the high-end iPhone 5S today at its campus in Cupertino, California. Both phones have new color options, where the 5C features a plastic body that comes in five colors and the 5S comes in silver, space grey and gold. 

Nokia UK decided that the 5C's color choices looked a lot like the Lumia line, and took to Twitter during the event to share this opinion. 

But Nokia UK made sure not to leave the 5S out. It later made fun of the 5S' gold color via a tweet that references the TV show "Breaking Bad."

Nokia was likely just joking around while trying to direct some attention toward the Lumia line on Apple's big day, but other folks on Twitter put Nokia in its place. Many responded to Nokia UK's tweets with statements that suggest no one wants Lumia phones.

Here are a couple of responses: 



Source: CNET

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By chmilz on 9/10/2013 10:30:34 PM , Rating: 5
Maybe next time the "public" ribbing Nokia could be slightly more important. Those two rank somewhere between "nobody" and "irrelevant" on the scale of meat with a pulse.

As it stands from the article, Nokia made a few haha's and a couple nobody's replied, which happens on just about every tweet by anybody.

RE: "Public"
By Shig on 9/10/2013 11:46:15 PM , Rating: 1
When you have 3% market share and you're ripping on someone with 40%+ market share, you have it coming. /end story

RE: "Public"
By JasonMick on 9/11/2013 12:24:12 AM , Rating: 5
When you have 3% market share and you're ripping on someone with 40%+ market share, you have it coming. /end story
So you could say Apple has had it coming for a long time now?

2006 era Apple:

In 2006 Apple had 3.2 to 4.8 percent market share (see above).

That same year it launched its "Get a Mac" PC campaign, making fun of the much better selling Windows. (Which for the record outsold Apple by a much wider margin than Apple is outselling Nokia).

Guess you think Apple deserved to get smacked around in the long run based on your own logic eh?

Oh wait, but you probably don't think that nobody has the right to compete but Apple. If Apple has 3 percent market share, it's a "disruptive innovator" "fighting Microsoft's monopoly". If it has 40 percent market share and starts ripping off smaller competitors like Nokia or trying to crush them with lawsuits (HTC), suddenly it's a "trying to preserve the market it created". I.e. Monopoly is okay, but only if it's Apple.

QED. /end story

RE: "Public"
By FaaR on 9/11/13, Rating: -1
RE: "Public"
By Topweasel on 9/11/2013 9:05:19 AM , Rating: 2

That is the sound of everything going over your head.

Apple at 3-4% Apple made a series of commercials making fun of and attacking MS PC users. Which is the point, going after Nokia because their impact is small right now, when a decade (or more, man time flies) Apple was in Nokia's position and did the same thing. It worked for Apple, they then became the power house they are today. Why would should people go after Nokia for doing the same thing Apple did so long ago to get to the place they are now?

RE: "Public"
By steedsrva87 on 9/11/2013 11:58:17 AM , Rating: 2
There is a small problem. One, the PC (and OS) market years ago was very different than the current Smartphone market. Also, this jab was made by Nokia, comparing their Lumia line with the new iPhone. Knowing how many people have a fetish for Apple and want nothing else, Nokia may have made a good strategic jab. Will those with tunnel vision for apple (and others) be judging Nokia due to what they said? Or will they keep their eyes on the Lumia, which just happens to be in the hands of Microsoft? My bet is on the former… That also kind of makes the strawman point irrelevant, who cares about color (sure, the RGB combination could be slightly different) … all that matters is Nokia’s superfluous jab (which was probably requested by Microsoft), because when it comes down to war, moral is everything.

RE: "Public"
By nikon133 on 9/11/2013 5:14:31 PM , Rating: 2
For as many people having Apple fetish, I think, you will find more people having anti-Apple fetish. Can't see anything wrong with Nokia trying to attract such people.

RE: "Public"
By Adonlude on 9/12/2013 7:14:17 PM , Rating: 2
Why can't people just buy the phones on merit and requirements. They are phones not teams!

I bought my first apple product with the 3G because it was the best when it came out and stuck with them through the 4G becuase they were still good and becuase I was tied iTunes. Now I'm annoyed at their laurel resting and will probably jump to Android entirely becuase I want a big screen.

I feel sad for Nokia. I used to love their little fun sized chocolate bar phones back in the day.

RE: "Public"
By EricMartello on 9/14/2013 4:22:30 AM , Rating: 2
Why can't people just buy the phones on merit and requirements. They are phones not teams!

You do realize that 99% of the people that have "smartphones" don't need them, so "buying phones on merit" is implying that people have a reason to own a smartphone other than "just coz" or "got it free from obama".

RE: "Public"
By FaaR on 9/11/2013 12:58:34 PM , Rating: 1
That is the sound of everything going over your head.

Not really. Your objections doesn't change the fact that Mick's reply is a strawman, so woosh on YOU, buddy. But yeah, I acknowledge the fact it's popular on this site to hate on apple, so please, just keep on ignoring logic and common sense. It's what I expect you to do anyhow.

RE: "Public"
By Reclaimer77 on 9/11/2013 8:40:24 AM , Rating: 2
RE: "Public"
By borismkv on 9/11/2013 2:24:37 PM , Rating: 2
Just go through the hipster picture checklist on those two posts.

I'm not the least bit surprised.....
By NicodemusMM on 9/10/2013 11:44:15 PM , Rating: 3
... that this article is by Tiffany Kaiser. Irrelevant and so very obvious in its bias as usual. Maybe it's just the sweat that popped up on my monitor, but it seems that this "article" is straining a bit.

By flyingpants1 on 9/11/2013 12:58:05 AM , Rating: 2
What we should do is, we should make fun of the quality of the journalism on a tabloid site.

Not really news worth
By Bobhacks on 9/11/2013 12:22:14 AM , Rating: 4
Must be a slow tech news day, cause this article sounds more likely high school gossip and bickering.

How to summarize this article
By datdamonfoo on 9/11/2013 10:10:33 AM , Rating: 2
Nokia makes cogent points about Apple copying their design.
Two people on Twitter make strawman arguments insulting Nokia.
Apple 1 Nokia 0.

true delema
By invidious on 9/11/2013 4:13:14 PM , Rating: 2
Poll: Which do DT readers care less about?

1. Nokia tweeting about Apple products
2. Random internet nobodies like SweatyEskimo tweeting about Nokia products

Sorry Nokia
By pytarc on 9/17/2013 10:37:08 PM , Rating: 2
Your twitter smack down might have had a point if Apple hadn't preceded your "look" with the iPod Touch.

Who exactly copied who?

Nokia and Apple...
By retrospooty on 9/10/2013 10:11:52 PM , Rating: 1
... Should join together and just make bezels. :p

That's how we do.

By ray23 on 9/11/2013 4:05:28 PM , Rating: 1
my best friend's aunt makes $85/hr on the computer. She has been without work for 5 months but last month her income was $13001 just working on the computer for a few hours. useful link

You've got to admit...
By Samus on 9/10/13, Rating: -1
RE: You've got to admit...
By althaz on 9/10/2013 11:20:25 PM , Rating: 4
I don't think they copied the colour scheme, but they were clearly inspired by Nokia, just as iOS 7 takes design direction from Windows Phone.

I sortof wish they had copied Nokia's colour scheme, the Lumias look a LOT nicer then the 5Cs.

RE: You've got to admit...
By StevoLincolnite on 9/11/2013 1:48:18 AM , Rating: 5
As someone with a Lumia 920...
I do love the colour scheme, the downside is, people will now start thinking I have the latest iPhone. :(

RE: You've got to admit...
By inighthawki on 9/11/2013 2:18:59 AM , Rating: 5
All the better cause now they will take notice and you can correct them. :)

I wonder how many people will accuse Nokia of copying Apple.

RE: You've got to admit...
By Bateluer on 9/12/2013 2:57:52 PM , Rating: 2
iFans will begin accusing Nokia of copying Apple as soon as the 5Cs go on sale. Unfortunately, they will also quickly outnumber the Nokias in the wild which won't help.

RE: You've got to admit...
By FaaR on 9/11/2013 2:24:06 AM , Rating: 4
You don't think they rather were inspired by their own ipod line-up? It's not as if nokia owns pastel hues or anything, you know...

RE: You've got to admit...
By phatboye on 9/11/2013 3:41:53 AM , Rating: 3
It's not as if nokia owns pastel hues or anything, you know...

Nokia owns pastel hues just like Apple owns rectangular devices with rounded corners?

RE: You've got to admit...
By jimbo2779 on 9/11/2013 5:00:46 AM , Rating: 2
If we should believe Samsung copied the iphone with their Galaxy phone then we have to believe Apple copied Nokia's phones when building the 5C.

If you don't see the resemblance between the Lumia 620 and the 5C you don't have eyes.

RE: You've got to admit...
By lelias2k on 9/11/2013 10:02:58 AM , Rating: 2
Thanks you!

I was actually going to mention the iMac in reference of Apple using color in their products, but the iPod is much more in line with this product, albeit not as old. :)

But Nokia bet on people's short memory, and this thread proves them right.

RE: You've got to admit...
By jimbo2779 on 9/11/2013 10:25:47 AM , Rating: 4
It isn't just colour, look at the front face of a 620 and then the front face of a 5C.

Apple actually tried to sue Samsung for the same thing.

RE: You've got to admit...
By FITCamaro on 9/11/2013 11:35:33 AM , Rating: 2
Why not? Apparently Apple thinks it owns a lot of stuff it didn't do first.

RE: You've got to admit...
By BZDTemp on 9/12/2013 6:41:14 AM , Rating: 3
Apple made a big deal out of having hardware and software using the same colours and also on how clever it was to be using a poly carbon casing. All of which is what Nokia has been doing for some time.

It is nothing new really - again and again Apple have been saying something was stupid/bad/... until they start doing the very same thing and it suddenly is not just fine but amazing and new.

I gotta wonder about the iPhone. Where is NFC, wireless charging, being waterproof and all the other things that are starting to be a standard in the industry. The only really new from Apple this time round was the finger print thing.

RE: You've got to admit...
By geekman1024 on 9/11/2013 5:12:07 AM , Rating: 2
Orange iPhone from Apple ?

You better wish for a Pine apple iPhone, that is more likely to get approved.

RE: You've got to admit...
By alanmcm55 on 9/12/2013 6:40:53 PM , Rating: 2
. Henry Ford is famous for stating "anybody can have a model T in any color they want, as long as it is Black."

That is a Myth , as exposed by the UK programme QI. Ironically the original model T Fords did not come in black, and Henry Ford never said that.

The Ford Model T was available in grey, red or Brewster green. In Manchester, you could only get them in blue. They were only available in black after 1913. There is no evidence that Henry Ford said that you could get them in any colour so long as it's black.

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