iaeen wrote: »
Why are they attacking things that will almost certainly be "fixed" with iPhone 6?
Do they really not understand that these attacks look irrelevant and silly to anyone who is paying even the slightest bit of attention?
In every other Samsung ad I would agree, but not in this case. They are targeting, for a very limited time, people who want a big screen NOW!
As Satchmo pointed out, 2 months, then everyone in the market for a phone will know there is a larger iPhone.
The thing that could actually backfire on Samsung, and I'm sure they know the risk, is that potential buyers did not know a bigger iPhone was coming and now will just wait. Samsung knows that their one remaining selling point is soon to be moot.
Personally I think they should have written the ad as iPhone user saying: "I wish iPhone had a bigger screen" without the mention of the imminent large screen upgrade.
solipsismx wrote: »
These ads aren't about winning new customers but keeping their current ones.
iaeen wrote: »
I don't see how that matters. The argument is moot regardless of whether or not I am a Samsung customer.
It's so true. My iPhone 5 was amazingly cool when I got it, but it's looking so clunky and dated now. They've really tapped into what a lot of Apple customers are asking - how much longer? It's been difficult to ignore Samsung's progress with screens.
It appears that Apple continues to aim for groundbreaking but infrequent hardware updates. For laptops and iPads, that's fine for me. It will be interesting to see how that strategy plays out long-term in the ADHD phone market though. If you have nothing new to talk about, you have nothing to talk about at all, and Apple really needs something to talk about right now.
I haven't seen a scamsung phone yet in which the screen displays the fidelity of Apple's. This in part because Galaxy screens appear quite dim. I don't stop and ask users whether they have their screen deliberately dimmed, although perhaps this is standard operating procedure. My eyes, weary with age, appreciate the bright, sharp screen that Apple employs. The ability of any imaging system to resolve detail (and the human eye is particularly dependent) is a function also of image brightness. I'm often surprised at the level of detail that my tired eyes can discern on the iPhone screen (the font helps).
Samsung has profit envy.
Samsung is promoting a rumor that Apple is coming out with a larger iPhone screen. The people who not aware of the rumors are being made aware of the rumors thanks to Samsung spending mucho money to promote the rumors. How stupid can this company get?
Exactly. And baffling. Inform more of the general public.
This is Apple's best commercial for the iPhone 6. Utterly ironic.
Serious question. Has ANYONE seen any of these recent Samsung ads in any kind of paid placement? The more strident they become, the more I'm convinced that Samsung's trolling for page clicks and attention by stirring up crap on tech sites.
If anything, this renewed anti-Apple campaign is flat out bizarre, given that Samsung makes millions of smaller-screened Galaxy phones, and they make millions of phones with crappy battery life, and they make millions of phones with LCD screens. These ads have taken aim at Apple, but they're doing plenty of collateral damage by pointing out the weaknesses with the majority of their own phones in the process.
It might get worse after Apple's quarterlies are announced tomorrow.
Their ads are reasonably amusing, but their current sales are nothing to laugh at.
It is quite fascinating to watch this coordinated attacks from Samsung. A couple of days ago there were several articles on "Why I finally switched from iPhone to Samsung S5 (screen size)" articles showed up on the news aggregator sites such as Google News, Yahoo News. Then this AI "coverage" about the commercial. I'm sure AI is getting paid by Samsung for every S5 coverage. It was obviously executed in response to negative PR from last week about how poorly S5 sales was compared to S4 and S3.
If you look at the comments for that ad most of the commenter's are recommending to get other phones (LG, Sony, HTC, Apple). Their are a few Samesung fans but most are not. I think the public has woken up to Scamsung and are moving on to the next big thing.
Nah. Samsung stories always generate a lot of heat here, so they'll keep posting them.
Apple is the one that continually sues Samsung, not the other way around. Apple needs to end their obsession and just let them make phones. People are smart enough to decide which phone they want. Apple gave up fighting Microsoft years ago, and now look at their relationship. If Apple releases larger iPhones, then they would be jumping on the bandwagon that other phone manufacturers started years ago. You cannot dispute that. I am looking forward to a 4.7" model to replace my old iPhone 4S, but I would not want a 5.5" model; that is way too big.