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Originally Posted by TucsonMatt View Post

Who thinks that poking fun at their competition is a legitimate way to do business?

Obvious that you don't pay much attention to advertising, because companies have been doing that for eons.
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post #82 of 159
Anecdotal I know, but I spend a lot of time in US airports, all over the country. My bet is few Galaxy users will see these ads since by far, the vast majority of people out there in airports seem to have iPhones and iPads.
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post #83 of 159
Even after all these years, you still get these morons who compare the latest egregious ads from Samsung or whoever with the "I'm a Mac; I'm a PC" ads. Since I cannot understand how anyone's brain could be wired so differently from that of a normal human being that they see any similarity, I can only assume it's pure trollery.

Honestly. the "I'm a Mac" ads were pointing out some of the annoyances that PC users had to put up with, and were perhaps not aware that they were avoidable. Aside from being lighthearted and funny, if they were attacking anybody, it was Micro$haft. They never said anything like: "All you people who use PCs are idiots, or sheeple", whereas that's exactly what these Samsung ads are saying about iPhone users. ("The plug is on the bottom! [head explodes]!") They are attacking Apple users, not Apple! Anyone who can't see the difference is either an imbecile, a sociopath, or autistic.
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post
 

Okay, that’s pretty brilliant. I like these physical ads better than their initial attempt at “advertising”.

 

Shame* the Galaxy line is beleaguered.

 

*Where’s the asterisk? Here. Good on you for having the moxie to look for it! Back to the original point: IT’S NOT A SHAME AT ALL HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA DISMAL FAILURES.

 

I have to agree when I saw it was okay someone actually came up with a great marketing campaign 

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Hey Sammy, perhaps iPhone users actual use their phones.

 

I said this before, iphone users are hard cord power users they are always on their phone, unlike what i see with Android phone users.

 
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I wish I could say its not true :-(

 

My (admittedly aging) phone's battery life is getting worse and worse. Since I normally skip every other version release- Im hoping the 6 comes out soon.... and with battery power mgmt.

 

I can speak from experience Apple has far superior power management, yes the batter life declines over time but Apple is not as bad as all the Android phones. Because of work I use nothing by android phones and with in a few months the battery life drops off like you will not believe. I am on a 2 months old Android and with in first 2 hours of unplugging the phone it is at 75%. The phone it replace would not get through the morning before being dead and it was year old. People at work are not getting Samsung and they seeing the same issue. Over time Android takes over the phone and has so many background task running it kills the battery unless you run some sort utility to kill those processes. Also you will notice that if you have the phone plugged in while using it the battery over heats which is what kills the battery.

 

I have 3 iphones in the house and none of them over the last 7 yrs exhibit the same things I have seen on all my Android phones.

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I said this before, iphone users are hard cord power users they are always on their phone, unlike what i see with Android phone users.

Did you mean 'hard core'? Also how do you know if someone is a 'Android phone user' if they're not using their phone?
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I'd imagine that all giant sized phones have better battery life because ... now take notes here kiddies ... they have room for bigger batteries.

Amazing how physics and geometry and battery technology works.

The problem is that at some point in the ongoing bloating evolution of smartphones you'll either have to: 1) pay for an extra seat in economy to transport your ginormophone, 2) upgrade to business class for a wider seat and longer inter-seat spacing, 3) ask for a seatbelt extension, or 4) stow your massive slab-o-phone in the overhead storage compartment. Worse yet, you may have to gate check your brontophone, or take the train. Eww. 

It always comes down to tradeoffs and compromises. 

Time to start upping your inventory of stretch cargo pants and pouched hoodies.

They also have larger screens which require more power.
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Hey Sammy, what can you do with your phone when it's in "Power saver mode"?
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Hey Sammy, what can you do with your phone when it's in "Power saver mode"?

You can turn it back on and use it, whereas if the battery's dead you can't.
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You can turn it back on and use it, whereas if the battery's dead you can't.

And you can airplane mode an iPhone to save battery as well.
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And you can airplane mode an iPhone to save battery as well.

That's another solution that works well. You won't be getting a SGS 5 anytime soon so why concern yourself with what it can or cannot do?
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post #91 of 159

Of all the quirks and annoyances I come across on the iPhone, the battery is never one of them. In fact I have an android phone running clean android software (Moto X) as well as a Samsung Galaxy Tab S, and they tend to drain battery on standby much faster than an iPhone/iPad. That's even worse to me because i'm not using the stupid thing and if i'm not paying attention, I will be stuck at an airport charging station.

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Originally Posted by emig647 View Post
 

I don't get how insulting a potential customer's purchasing choices can lead to adoption of another product by the issuing company. 

 

Trashing the competitor is a bad habit that many folks execute. :( Even in my career, when our client got screwed by the last person, it gets too easy especially when driven by our passion. Praise the client on their purchase, attack the industry, and show them how to get more of what they want and less of what they don't.

 

That said, I'm unsure about the utility of changing your smartphone into a limited feature phone. Then again, advocates sell making two trips in an underpowered vehicle for a somewhat higher MPG rating is better than one trip in a properly powered vehicle.

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Hey Sammy, what can you do with your phone when it's in "Power saver mode"?

I believe you can call, text, email, and use the stock web browser. Need some verification though.
post #94 of 159
I'm just waiting for the first series of photos of people charging their Samsung devices at those same exact outlets.

"I thought you didn't NEED to be HERE?" LOL
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In July, Samsung launched a TV ad blitz bemoaning "wall huggers," or iPhone users who are in constant need of power outlets because their batteries keep dying.


TV ad blitz? Uh, has anyone actually seen any of these recent Samsung attack ads on TV or any other paid media placement? In other words, anywhere other than on a tech site or YouTube? The only Samsung Galaxy ads I see on TV are the ones with the slo-mo close-ups and review quotes, and the one highlighting the waterproof feature.

 

I think Samsung puts these attack spots out just to churn up controversy and page views on tech sites. Obviously, it works since every new Samsung attack ad regularly drums up pages of comments in response. No need to make an ad buy, if tech sites will post the attack spots and build content around them for free.

post #96 of 159
Um... You might not have a battery problem when you design a mobile phone that your customers only use to make phone calls. Oh, and check the time.
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Originally Posted by emoeric87 View Post
Nobody tell him his iPhone has integral Samsung-made parts in it.

 

Nobody told you what he’s talking about, either.

 

Originally Posted by TucsonMatt View Post
Wait...

 

If only you had actually done this before making a completely irrelevant post.

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post #98 of 159
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Nobody tell him his iPhone has integral Samsung-made parts in it.

No one is saying that Samsung don't make good components because they do. Their Apple designed chips and screens are excellent, they are also a different arm of the company to the Samsung that copies Apple.

 

Also remember, Apple go to Samsung with their design and Samsung make it, they are just copying what they are told to do. However, when Samsung design their own chips and decide on their own screens for their phones, couple that with Android and it's a terrible product because Android is too inefficient for a mobile processor.

 

Tizen may change that but Samsung know they don't have to pay too much to get it off the ground because there are so many brainless people who know nothing about phones who will buy one even if it does run Android.

 

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iPhone 6 will have a SoC made by TSMC, which was the last remaining Samsung part to be ditched. iP6 will officially be Samsung-free.

No.

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Originally Posted by Red Oak View Post

Samsung is a corrupt, soulless corporation. And, one that is incapable of doing software
My bet is they have already peaked

Samsung simply has the Korean strong minded bash them culture. Also they aren't as creative as we are.

Apple has put the squeeze on their iPhone copying, now they are hitting the iPhone users.

I'm one iPhone user who is insulted by their bash them approach, so it actually drives me away from Samsung.

I'll not give in to their intimidate them approach.

 

With regard to charging, I know from experience my iPhone charge lasts longer than the Samsung, for similar use.

The many iPhone are wanting a charge before their flight, because they use their iPhone's significantly.

 

I occasionally try a Samsung phone at their local store.  Recently I noticed that Google Maps gives a significantly clearer display on my iPhone4 than the latest Samsung phone.

 Perhaps Google is upset at Samsung for them starting to switch away from android.  Not surprising as Google makes a ton of advertising income from  their spyware android.

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Hey Sammy, what can you do with your phone when it's in "Power saver mode"?


When android is in power saving mode, it makes silent  FinSpy spyware calls of voices the mike picks up.

 

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/11/surveillance-leak-shows-spyware-loves-android-but-cant-infect-iphones

Surveillance leak shows spyware loves Android, but can't infect Apple's iPhones without jailbreak
By Daniel Eran Dilger

Secret documents that anonymously leaked from global surveillance firm Gamma Group detail broad powers to spy on Android users via its FinSpy tool sold to law enforcement, but note that the tools lack the ability to infect iPhones unless they have been jailbroken.

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Do people really have a problem with the airport ads? It doesn't even mention any competitors and seems pretty tame to me.

 

And in all fairness, Sammy did a decent job with battery life on the S5:

 

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Just went on a trip, with lots of time in the airport. My friend with an Android (HTC) was certainly the "wall hugger" between us. While I can burn though my iPhone 5's battery quickly if I want to, I can sure make it's life stretch out if I need to (while still using the phone).
post #103 of 159
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Do people really have a problem with the airport ads? It doesn't even mention any competitors and seems pretty tame to me.

 

 

How else are we going to drive page views? Come on now - if GE comes out with a new toaster oven we can have a headline about its lack of BlueTooth and how that is obviously either signaling the death knell for Apple since not every device can be connected to iOS or a rumor that Apple is working on the iToaster which should be released any day know and will incorporate at the very least an indicator so you can chose how dark you want your toast and be alerted when it is ready or at the most allow you to upload an image to the toaster to be used to make an image on the bread. Keeping in mind that Apple stock should take at least a 10% hit if they fail to announce any toast related products before the end of the quarter. 

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Obviously you didn't get that I was being sarcastic, as illustrated by my line referencing the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ads!!!

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Anytime one of these ads crops up and someone knocks it they get Mac vs PC thrown in their face even though Apple stopped running those commercials in 2009. Ridiculous. 1rolleyes.gif

So... if it's been over a certain number of years, they never did it and therefore another company can then be criticized for doing it? Interesting. How many years must pass before the reset????

post #106 of 159
Funny how the advert is about power but without power saving mode the iPhone 5s's battery life is actually better, nice lets advertise something that isn't direct.

Another thing is the people who are charging their phones are using them, unlike the galaxy users.

I actually wonder what they've done because Android 4.4 KitKat is extremely battery draining. These adverts are pointless.

This just proves that samsung is worried and is lossing any grip that they had on the market.
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So... if it's been over a certain number of years, they never did it and therefore another company can then be criticized for doing it? Interesting. How many years must pass before the reset????

 

It has to be 4 years.  Last year it only had to be 3 years and next year it will be 5 years that must have passed.

 

One more interesting thing related to this topic.  I've been told by AI members that it only counts in advertisements and not while speaking at conferences or during interviews.

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One more interesting thing related to this topic.  I've been told by AI members that it only counts in advertisements and not while speaking at conferences or during interviews.

Because then they'd be wrong which of course they never are.
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Because then they'd be wrong which of course they never are.

So... You're an AI user... And so is droiFTL... I guess that means you're "never wrong" as well? 1hmm.gif
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So... You're an AI user... And so is droiFTL... I guess that means you're "never wrong" as well? 1hmm.gif

I thought I was wrong once but I was mistaken. lol.gif
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post #111 of 159
And how is that working out for them? Oops - sales and profits are tanking. Samscum.
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Yeah, just as odd as those who get upset about Samsung copying Apple only to later bash Samsung products for being a bad product.  Are they the same or not?  If one is a slavish copy of another then the quality of both will be pretty much equal.

Seriously? Copying someone doesn't mean you do it well! Samshit is a perfect case in point. They even think copying the packaging down to the typeface makes them just as good a product. They are idiots.
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Originally Posted by kevliu1980 View Post

Do people really have a problem with the airport ads? It doesn't even mention any competitors and seems pretty tame to me.

And in all fairness, Sammy did a decent job with battery life on the S5:



ROFLOL - let's not overlook all those Samscum phones on the bottom of the list, yet ALL iPhones are right up there near the top.
post #114 of 159

If there is one wish I had for the next iPhone, it would be a larger battery. There is absolutely no sense having cool features on a phone, if we have to turn it off to ensure the phone lasts the whole day. Quite simply, even basic features like Push Email, end up killing the battery pretty quickly (especially if you are in an area with poor coverage).

 

Apple has taken form over function a bit too seriously over the last 2-3 years, and it is beginning to really have an impact on usability. I have used an iPhone from 2007 onwards, but now I am seriously wondering if iPhone makes the best sense.

 

This company has too much of a comfort zone today, that they are able to get away with many things. And the competition is simply not able to put enough pressure on Apple to keep Apple on its toes. We tolerate and accept everything Apple does, because the alternatives are pretty bad.

 

Apple probably needs a major disaster, to make it change its ways - like a major product launch that goes wrong, and the company is forced to recall millions of devices, something like that. If they are forced to absorb massive losses, it will the best way to teach Apple a strong lesson.

post #115 of 159
Guys.... Ur ALL forgetting/missing the point... U shld NOT want/hope for Shamesung's demise... Embrace the competition/rivalry! We ALL know that Apple Makes a far superior product, but if NOT for competitors and other smartphone makers, Apple would NOT have to strive to make us this SUPERIOR product!! Imagine if we would all be stuck having no choice, having to buya G3/G4/G5 !! Yuck!!
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Originally Posted by MagnetPhreak View Post
…if NOT for competitors and other smartphone makers, Apple would NOT have to strive to make us this SUPERIOR product!!

 

Where’s your evidence of this? They explicitly made a superior product in the first place when there was no competition.

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Where’s your evidence of this? They explicitly made a superior product in the first place when there was no competition.

C'mon, you're not one of these young kids that doesn't know smartphones existed before the iPhone. One always learns from the competition, even if it's what not to do.
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Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post
C'mon, you're not one of these young kids that doesn't know smartphones existed before the iPhone. One always learns from the competition, even if it's what not to do.

 

They were “smartphones” in the same way the Altair was a “personal computer” before the Apple ][.

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They were “smartphones” in the same way the Altair was a “personal computer” before the Apple ][.

The Altair that defined standards, ignited a wave of creativity, and inspired a lot of followers, including the Apple][?

 

You do pick some odd examples to prove your points.

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Originally Posted by Crowley View Post
The Altair that defined standards, ignited a wave of creativity, and inspired a lot of followers, including the Apple][?

 

Not a word of that seems remotely true, but hey, it’s you.

 

I guess “creativity” could include making lights flash in a pretty pattern or something.

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