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Commercial shows Apple fans camped out for the iPhone 4S, marveling at the Samsung Galaxy S II

The past year's events have made it pretty clear that Apple and Samsung aren't the best of friends. Apple initially accused Samsung of copying Apple's iPhone and iPad designs when developing the Galaxy line, and a long list of lawsuits have been launched back and forth ever since around the globe.

Apple may have successfully killed Samsung's sales in some countries outside the U.S., but Samsung isn't going to take this lying down. In its latest commercial for the Galaxy S ll, Samsung makes fun of Apple fanboys by portraying a scene where they're all waiting in line hours in advance for the next release. While waiting, the fanboys are noticing passerby with phones that are "magnificent," and of course the phones in question are Galaxy S ll's.

The fanboys make pompous comments while waiting in line, such as "If it looks the same, how will people know I upgraded?" and an exchange between two fanboys that goes as follows:

Fanboy 1: I could never get a Samsung, I'm creative.

Fanboy 2: Dude you're a barista.

Check it out for youselves:

Source: YouTube



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RE: Very well done
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 11/23/2011 10:41:09 AM , Rating: 5
I await Pirks' response ;)

This commercial is GOLD!


RE: Very well done
By Makaveli on 11/23/2011 10:48:08 AM , Rating: 2
That Idouche was pretty funny i'm creative!


RE: Very well done
By vignyan on 11/23/2011 10:59:49 AM , Rating: 1
yeah... Can't wait to hear him cry his heart out....

I am not sure which is more annoying... Apple or its fanboys...


RE: Very well done
By quiksilvr on 11/23/2011 1:15:47 PM , Rating: 2
Is it sad I actually CTRL+F'd just to see if he did?


RE: Very well done
By Tony Swash on 11/23/11, Rating: -1
RE: Very well done
By Reclaimer77 on 11/23/2011 4:56:12 PM , Rating: 3
Yes with headlines titled "Google are Pussies", Tony has provided us with another remarkably unbiased web link as proof for his absurd opinions.

Seriously Tony, no wonder you're this way. This reads as if it were written by a high school dropout with a sixth grade reading level. Garbage in, garbage out.


RE: Very well done
By nocturne_81 on 11/23/2011 6:21:22 PM , Rating: 2
lmao... never cease to amaze me..

If you want to, as you say, 'focus on the product'... With the exception of the cpu, the new iPhone's specs are almost identical to that of the initial Galaxy series... Ya.. the one that came out spring 2010..

I hate seeing the argument boiling down to 4g, though... The slightest bit of knowledge reveals that 40nm 4g modems are power hungry -- thus (current) 4g android handsets have shorter battery life at the expense of better performance. The kicker, though... why have there been 2 class action lawsuits involving iOS battery life, if that's an area it's supposed to be superior in..?


RE: Very well done
By spaced_ on 11/23/2011 9:12:02 PM , Rating: 3
This is actually incorrect. The specs/hardware on the iPhone 4S are actually quite impressive. Take a look at anand's review: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4971/apple-iphone-4s...

The GPU in particular seems quite impressive.

Though it won't last long. Competing Android phones will quickly take over in performance as usual as there's a much larger pool of competing hardware manufacturers to pick from. I imagine the first phone with a Tegra 3 in it will supercede any advantage the iPhone4S currently has.


RE: Very well done
By TakinYourPoints on 11/24/2011 6:02:05 AM , Rating: 2
Preliminary Tegra 3 GPU benchmarks put it below either of the A5 devices. It is much better than the Tegra 2, but the Tegra 2 was a joke.

Other SoCs may need to do their part to exceed the A5 in CPU or GPU performance, because right now it doesn't seem like it will come from NVIDIA's mobile parts. Perhaps license a GPU from PowerVR, I dunno.


RE: Very well done
By B3an on 11/25/2011 2:00:09 AM , Rating: 2
Almost countless Android phones have superior CPU's in them already and some phones have had them for 9+ months. The CPU will benefit more people than a GPU anyway - not everyone plays games.
The 4S is just a dualcore ARM Cortex A9 CPU design. Tons of other Android have this same CPU and are clocked higher. Performance is simply not as much better as it should be due to the fact that current Android phones run a OS thats a year+ old. ICS will fix that and benchmarks already show it's a big improvement.

Samsung have also now licensed the SGX 543MP2 GPU found in the iFad 2 / 4S.


RE: Very well done
By TakinYourPoints on 11/29/2011 4:45:51 AM , Rating: 1
Great, ICS means that it can "kind of" catch up to iOS, there are still hard hardware limitation on Android handsets given their GPUs. Android handsets leaping over in performance is inevitable though, but the timing window will be pretty poor given that the A6 will be out in the Spring.

I'm surprised that Android hardware has lagged so much given that they have the opportunity to update hardware much more frequently than Apple does. Really weird. I wonder when this will pay off.

And you're right that nobody really plays games on Android, who in their right mind buys one for that? You need developers for games.


RE: Very well done
By nocturne_81 on 11/23/2011 6:24:57 PM , Rating: 2
I almost forgot this bit...
quote:
Back when Apple didn't rule the planet's personal computing market...

lmao.. seriously..? Are you talking about 1989 with the Apple IIs? That's the last time I ever noticed Apple having a foothold in the pc marketplace.. though 'rule' -- they purposely decided never to make it that far.


RE: Very well done
By Fritzr on 11/23/2011 9:38:44 PM , Rating: 2
In 1989 the Commodore 64 had already secured it's place in the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest production run of any computer, anywhere. A record it still holds today :)

The Apple II was fading away, the c64/c128 still had a solid hold in the home market & the Amiga had a firm foothold in commercial video & graphics.

Apple has never held a commanding market share. The Apple II series targeted the hobbyist market and the Macs have always had a niche presence in publishing, art & audio.

I considered an Apple II in the 80s, but I found the Commodore 8bit computers to be more capable out of the box and very easy to hack.


RE: Very well done
By alcalde on 11/24/2011 9:07:48 PM , Rating: 3
Don't leave out Ataris! They were freaking Apple out because of a device available for the Atari ST called the Spectre that, once you equipped it with an Apple ROM, could emulate the Macintosh - actually some of the Ataris were faster (both machines used Motorola 68K processors), so you'd actually end up with a faster Mac with a higher res monitor! Atari also beat Apple to the portable punch when they released their first portable and then laptop and, equipped with a Spectre, Atari actually produced the first Mac laptop! :-) Although it was canceled, Atari also had a device called the "ST Pad" in development and prototypes existed.

So yes, both Commodore and Atari took turns showing up Apple back then.


RE: Very well done
By spaced_ on 11/23/2011 9:02:20 PM , Rating: 2
I find it more interesting that people queue for Apple products at all.

I assume Apple limits initial supply to create the demand for a queue in the first place. I also assume you can't just preorder like every other product on the planet. If I'm wrong, I don't understand it. I'd never waste my time standing in a queue all day and night to buy an overpriced overhyped wanky mobile phone. Even if I *really* wanted something that bad, I'd preorder and have it delivered to my door, or preorder at a store and pick it up when it arrived if they didn't deliver.

But hell, I guess if you enjoy the experience of waiting in a line with the possibility of meeting or having small talk with other evangelists who think the same way as you do I can see why people do it. Not all that different than lining up at a temple to pray.

Got to hand it to SJ and Apple marketing though. To create such faith in consumers is pretty impressive. I am certainly taking marketing/psychology tips from them. If I am ever start a company of my own, I will certainly keep in mind some of the techniques they use to create interest in their products.


RE: Very well done
By androticus on 11/26/2011 7:46:04 PM , Rating: 1
Apple's products are well designed and therefore enjoyable and largely drama-free to use. I am always amazed at the contrast in usability between, say, my iPad, and virtually everything in my entertainment system (TV, receiver, etc.).

I am happy to pay more for products that are very well designed and of high quality.

People attacking fans of Apple products often seem to paint them as obnoxious, but I rarely see Apple fans making nasty comments about those who don't like Apple products. I wonder if the Apple haters are creative enough to notice the irony? ;)


RE: Very well done
By spread on 11/23/2011 11:22:54 PM , Rating: 2
If you applied the same dedication to detail and attention to something that makes you money, you would be rich or at minimum have a nice fat salary.

Instead you waste your time sucking on crumbs from the rectum of Apple (TM). Congratulations, you are a loser. Keep it up. One day you can tell your grandchildren how you made the most of your life gargling the warm corporate diarrhea and dedicated your life to a shiny plastic toy. That's how real men live their lives, eh Tony? You will be forever remembered and respected (or not) for your actions.


RE: Very well done
By gwem557 on 11/25/2011 2:14:19 AM , Rating: 3
Apple rules the planet's personal computing market? Huh. Microsoft called. They want their hyperbole back.


RE: Very well done
By Omega215D on 11/23/2011 2:48:30 PM , Rating: 5
Hey, since Apple and their fans had no qualms about berating PC and Android users they have no right to complain about this little nugget of advertising. Hell, this thing isn't even far from the truth.


RE: Very well done
By Tony Swash on 11/23/11, Rating: -1
RE: Very well done
By Omega215D on 11/23/2011 4:17:36 PM , Rating: 2
The Apple commercials attack PC and thinly veiled attack on the users, the Mac cultists attack the users of PC and Android and deeming those that use 'em are inferior or irrational beings. Watch The Cult of Mac sometime... but then again you might not get it because you, yourself, is part of the cult.

The iPhone commercials are the same in nature as are the iPhone/ Apple cultists.


RE: Very well done
By Tony Swash on 11/23/11, Rating: -1
RE: Very well done
By Reclaimer77 on 11/23/2011 6:19:57 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
The nearly three year old iPhone 3GS already outsells all Android handsets in the US.


Outsells my ass! It's a free phone. I'm sure if Android gave away Galaxies for 99 cents they would "outsell" everyone too lmao.

Tony you're a trip.

And you're totally wrong, the ad is genius. Jobs is dead. Now is the PERFECT time to chip away at this ridiculous manufactured sub-culture he created. There's a word here that you're refusing to use; ignorance. The ad doesn't portray Apple's popularity, but only the ignorance of those who make it so.

The add can't really "fail", Samsung doesn't need it to succeed. Their sales are very strong already. Any customers gained, and there will be many, make it a success.


RE: Very well done
By abhaxus on 11/24/2011 2:55:35 AM , Rating: 5
Had someone ask me the other day about the iphone 4s. I asked them why they were sure it was the phone for them. Their response: "well, it's the iphone, it's the best phone right?"

they were holding an evo, so I asked, "well, did you know the iphone is only a 3G device? and that it doesn't include turn by turn navigation?"

They didn't believe me. The moronic Apple subculture has managed to convince people that they are the end-all-be-all of devices. That's fine, IMO. Let the morons get an iPhone. I'm perfectly happy to have the CHOICE to purchase an android phone, and the CHOICE to customize it how I see fit.


RE: Very well done
By nocturne_81 on 11/23/2011 6:36:35 PM , Rating: 2
Eh, sad but true... I'm sure if Apple rebranded an old winmobile 2k3se smartphone as the 'iPhone Zero' for free with a contract, they'd sell out instantly and hold up the entire low end market.

But, just because it's true doesn't make it any less ridiculous... lol


RE: Very well done
By Reclaimer77 on 11/23/2011 5:00:11 PM , Rating: 3
Exactly, Apple attacking the PC is the same negative advertising technique that you're slamming Samsung for on this ad. Be consistent. Everyone in that commerical was a paid actor, no "Apple users" are being attacked. Only their Cult of Ignorance and Omnipotence is.


RE: Very well done
By kleinma on 11/23/11, Rating: 0
RE: Very well done
By Omega215D on 11/23/2011 5:27:32 PM , Rating: 4
Oh the irony of that 1984 Apple commercial.


RE: Very well done
By nocturne_81 on 11/23/2011 6:31:53 PM , Rating: 3
I take it you don't follow the results of various hacking conventions like DefCON, which award prizes to hackers for exploits...

Really sad but true, and entirely prozen... you take a Mac device, a PC, and a linux box and stick them in a room full of hackers... First box to go down is always the Mac box... second is always *nix, due to extremely well published enterprise vulnerabilities, and last -- the windows box.

Honestly, how many mac users do you know? I'll give Apple their credit with the iCraze, but they haven't even touched pc market share since the advent of the iMAC. On the pc platform, they get 5% tops... exactly where they've been stuck for the last 20 years.


RE: Very well done
By Tony Swash on 11/23/11, Rating: -1
RE: Very well done
By ShaolinSoccer on 11/23/2011 8:31:59 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
the Mac world is overwhelmingly free of malware.


lol, Macs ARE malware! Every person I know of that own Macs have run into all sorts of problems with trying to get software to run properly on it. And as soon as there's an update, that software starts to fail. Your best bet is to not even install anything on it or dual boot...


RE: Very well done
By Tony Swash on 11/24/11, Rating: -1
RE: Very well done
By alcalde on 11/24/2011 9:13:53 PM , Rating: 2
Double-digit growth of tiny numbers doesn't actually mean much. Windows has what, 85% or 90% of the market? It's not possible for them to have double-digit growth, is it?

Look at it this way: the Apple desktop only has a few times the market share of the Linux desktop, and Linux has no marketing department and spends $0 on advertising.


RE: Very well done
By nocturne_81 on 11/24/2011 6:01:39 AM , Rating: 3
Well, personally I have only once personally experienced an infection on one of my a windows pc's... the blaster worm, more than a decade ago (got it from napster... lol)... I wasn't even running any av software back then (not many were). The only ever comparable annoyance I ever had was back during pre-sp1 XP when pinging certain ports caused the rpc client to crash (simple kpf firewall rule fixed that). Since then (yes, about a decade now) I have never encountered any problems with a windows box that I wasn't asking for.

Contrastingly, all my tech-incompetent family members that switched over during the iCraze... well, they haven't been so lucky. My sister hasn't been able to print in two years -- can't figure out how to clear the queue (though, I'd consider it a minor problem compared to buying 4 macbooks in 3 years..). But hey -- not my problem if a mac user isn't bright enough to google it. I can just say I only do pc's, and let the laughter build inside. Not to mention how nasty some of those quicktime exploits can be... Thank god I'm on a windows box where security updates are free, even if you have an illegal copy -- unlike Mac, where updates are sparse, and typically cost money.


RE: Very well done
By TakinYourPoints on 11/26/11, Rating: 0
RE: Very well done
By RjBass on 11/28/2011 11:16:25 AM , Rating: 2
Every time Apple comes out with a new version of OSX they charge around $30 for it and call it a new cat name when under the hood it is just the same OS with a few new updates and security fixes.

When Microsoft releases a new version of the same OS they call it a Service Pack or SP. They too include new updates and security fixes, but they don't charge a single penny for it.

Does that answer your question?


RE: Very well done
By TakinYourPoints on 11/29/2011 4:37:13 AM , Rating: 2
Point releases are similar, OS 10.7.1, 10.7.2, 10.7.3, etc. Security updates and bug fixes, totally free.

I've been through every upgrade of Windows since 2.0 and OS X since 10.2 (20+ years compared to 9), and OS X updates are similarly significant. In the case of 10.4 it was a more substantial upgrade than even the move from XP to Vista in terms of under the hood changes and features added. 10.5 and 10.7 are as big as any major Windows version I've seen.

So no, your assumptions regarding service packs and OS X updates are completely incorrect.


RE: Very well done
By Joz on 11/26/2011 1:52:36 AM , Rating: 2
Holy...Google batman!

Pirks still hasn't responded!


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