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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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In my books
By Miggleness on 11/23/2011 10:52:41 AM , Rating: -1
In response to the "Image over Quality" remark which Samsung may be sending out... in my books, the Iphone's quality is very good. I've never owned one but plenty of friends do, and they do not have the same issues which I experience on my Samsung and Moto Android phones.

If only the 4S had a bit bigger screen, I'd be over that one in an instant.




RE: In my books
By cliffr2k on 11/23/11, Rating: -1
RE: In my books
By bug77 on 11/23/2011 11:22:31 AM , Rating: 2
That's big, good thing you posted it twice.

The phone designers of the world, shape their handsets after your thumb. Ummm, yeah.


RE: In my books
By akse on 11/23/2011 12:40:40 PM , Rating: 2
At least with Nokia N9 they did. One of the most important thing was that you can easily use the device with only one hand. No physical buttons just all screen. Its quite tiny in hand even with 3.9" screen since the screen goes all the way to the edges of the device.

With Galaxy S2 even with my long fingers I can't reach the top left corner with my right thumb.. that kinda sucks. I don't wanna use 2 hands to operate my phone or weirdly move my hand with the phone to reach it.

I'm saying that about 4" screen is pretty optimal, you can get quite small device with big enough screen. 4.3-> is too big imo.


RE: In my books
By bug77 on 11/23/2011 2:57:09 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know, I've never been too successful at multi-touch using just my thumb. Just sayin'.


RE: In my books
By Kurz on 11/23/2011 11:22:58 AM , Rating: 2
You are holding it wrong.
I can operate the phone with little to no issues.

Unless you have really tiny hands (friend of mine has small hands) I don't see how you can't use the Samsung GS2.


RE: In my books
By retrospooty on 11/23/2011 12:04:06 PM , Rating: 3
"Unless you have really tiny hands"

There you have it. iphones are for people with small hands... And you know what that correlates to ;)

I knew all these Apple fanboys were overcompensating for something!


RE: In my books
By drycrust3 on 11/23/2011 12:56:33 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
There is a reason apple stick with narrower screen. I tried the samgsung one. My thumb can't reach the entire screen.

So you're telling us that at the very least the new Galaxy, and possibly previous models as well, are actually quite unlike the iPad and that the differences are "obviously perceptable"? That is an interesting opinion.


RE: In my books
By gladiatorua on 11/23/2011 3:19:38 PM , Rating: 2
So apple is too lazy(stupid, afraid, apple) to innovate?
Big screen is not the problem. The UI is. It's not that hard to change UI for one hand on bigger screens. Android allows you to manage UI so it would be more comfortable for you. And I predict that in next 6 month we will see UI overhaul directed at "one-had big-screen" "problem" from Google or some third party on Android. And then apple will steal it.


RE: In my books
By jnemesh on 11/23/2011 11:31:48 AM , Rating: 5
If only it had a bigger screen, had 4G wireless, had a removable battery, was half the weight, had glass that didnt shatter after a 3 foot drop, had expandable memory via a MicroSD slot, and the browser was able to render the same websites I view on my PC, I would be all over that in an instant!


RE: In my books
By cjohnson2136 on 11/23/2011 11:41:21 AM , Rating: 1
Actually for the rendering of the website blame the website developers for that because companies are creating mobile websites that look better on mobile phones and are looking for the user agent saying it is coming from iOS or Android so you get redirected to a mobile site. If the developer/company doesn't have a mobile site that redirects you you will get the normal website.


RE: In my books
By Fritzr on 11/23/2011 12:44:04 PM , Rating: 2
The iPod Touch has that override available. Check your phone's settings or Google the question to see if it is answered on a forum.

Usually the mobile website has a leading "m.". Try entering the address directly in the browser address bar without the "m."...you might be able to just delete it, saving a lot of typing.

The mobile sites are designed for those screens that are smaller than 2x2. Trying to get anything done on the desktop version of the site is near impossible with one of those phones. So you should be thanking the developers for making their sites phone friendly rather than cursing them for not making their sites available only to the phones with large screens :)


RE: In my books
By cjohnson2136 on 11/23/2011 1:37:52 PM , Rating: 2
No I agree with you but the original post was blaming the iPhone for rendering the page differently. That has ntohing to do with the iPhone and has everything to do with the developer making the webpage more suited for the phone. I am a developer and do do this :)


RE: In my books
By Omega215D on 11/23/2011 2:47:13 PM , Rating: 2
Haven't the Apple fans told you? Anything relating to PC is bad for you.

*Justin Long should forever be typcasted as a douchebag (Idiocracy, DH4 and the Apple commercials).


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