New Samsung ad pokes fun at Apple fanboys

It’s no secret that Samsung and Apple aren’t exactly best friends these days. The two companies continue to lock horns, as disputes rage over patent infringements, with Apple doing its very best to get Samsung’s newest Android smartphones and tablets forcibly removed from sale in multiple markets.

So there’s something undeniably delicious about Samsung’s latest ad campaign – set to debut on American TV on Thanksgiving – which cracks more than a few jokes at the expense of Apple’s most faithful followers. It tracks the queues outside venues that are clearly meant to resemble Apple Stores, formed of people eagerly discussing the product that they’re awaiting.

Neither Apple nor the iPhone 4S are mentioned by name, but there are plenty of clues indicating which product the ad is gently teasing; those in the queue make comments such as “If it looks the same, how will people know I upgraded?” while another guy, looking for info on the product online via his current phone, says “Uh-oh… the blogs are saying the battery looks sketchy”.

Everyone remains engrossed in their wait for the big product, until they spot other people outside of the queue carrying… you guessed it, Samsung phones – specifically, the Galaxy S II, which is getting a big promotional push in the US this holiday season.

“I could never get a Samsung”, says one of the hipsters in the queue, as he sits, tapping away on his notebook. “I’m creative.”

“Dude, you’re a barista”, replies his friend.

It’s a wonderfully cheeky ad that pokes a bit of fun at the overtly cool image that Apple has cultivated for itself – and Samsung has promised that more are on the way, debuting first on the company’s Facebook page. For now though, you can enjoy the first full ad right here:

via CNET

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seriously folks. if there were so fun to be poked out of the apple fanboys. there would have been a mass exodus for the past. oh. i don't know. say 20 to 30 years now.

Mocosoft said,
Apple's market position is based on consumer ignorance..

Yes because all the millions of Apple users are dumb/stupid, that's why they buy Apple products...right?

Man I would love to see Microsoft pull off an ad like this! It's about time someone takes on the unassailability of the Apple brand and its zealots: i.e., the excessive devotion, the ignorance of the quality of rival brands, overlooking the clear weaknesses of Apple products, the ridiculous view of themselves ("dude, you're a barista!"), etc.

These are not the days of iPod dominance anymore. The iPhone is one smartphone among many high quality phones with a great supporting ecosystem. It's time for the Apple brand to come back down to earth where the rest of humanity dwells.

"I'm creative." - "Dude, You're a barista." haha that was funny as hell... most think this way who owns an iphone...

still1 said,
"I'm creative." - "Dude, You're a barista." haha that was funny as hell... most think this way who owns an iphone...

I particularly liked the whinny girl saying "why don't you just get a 4G phone" HA.

I heard that the United Federated Union of Baristas (UFUB) is considering a lawsuit against Samsung for defamation of character over the intentional defamatory comments regarding baristas in this ad. Or at least that is what a local Starbucks barista told me while he was handcrafting my unique "artistic masterpiece of a drink" this morning. (teehee!)

ir0nw0lf said,
Or at least that is what a local Starbucks barista told me while he was handcrafting my unique "artistic masterpiece of a drink" this morning. (teehee!)

haha

ir0nw0lf said,
I heard that the United Federated Union of Baristas (UFUB) is considering a lawsuit against Samsung for defamation of character over the intentional defamatory comments regarding baristas in this ad. Or at least that is what a local Starbucks barista told me while he was handcrafting my unique "artistic masterpiece of a drink" this morning. (teehee!)

Don't you mean handcrafting your "beautiful, phenomenal, gorgeous, easy to drink" latte?

"It's a Samsung Galaxy S2, this phone is amazing."
And from what I've seen (family members and a class mate) the next sentence would go something like, "Just remember to charge it every night, and bring the charger if you plan to actually use it.".

Laying idle, with no apps running apart from android itself and receiving not calls/texts/mails it's dead in less than one and a half day. Seems to have something to do with how Android manages wifi and 3G connectivity, or rather how it does not... Only explanation I've got yet...

My Captivate has gotten over 3 days of battery life whilst being used. Granted, I turned off Wi-Fi and GPS when not being used. Show me an iPhone that you can use for three days without charging. Yes, I am on an Samsung leak of 2.3.5 (KK2).

"check out that screen, this thing is huuuge"
"it's pretty massive"
- The exact reasons why I will never buy a phone of this size.

Also, I missed something like "hey, it looks like my iphone"

coderedd said,
"check out that screen, this thing is huuuge"
"it's pretty massive"
- The exact reasons why I will never buy a phone of this size.

Also, I missed something like "hey, it looks like my iphone"

come on!!!! the Galaxy S II is not that big!!!
when you compare it to the Galaxy Note!

Hollow.Droid said,

It's the US variant. I believe there are 3 slightly different versions but why the US can't simply be like the rest of the world and compete solely on tariff plans and prices is beyond me.


Because we can.

xx_chinni_xx said,
Phone in add is not looks like Samsun Galaxy S II
http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxys2/html/

Samsung has 5 Vartiants of the S II

Sprint's Variant (Model SPH-D710)
The T-Mobile Variant ( Model SGH-T989)
AT&T's Galaxy S II (Model SGH-I777 , Model SGH-I727)
Japanese model ( Model SC-02B)


Not sure why 5 different models are called the same but maybe it helps them say look we sold X many Galaxy S IIs !

Pam14160 said,

Because we can.

Yeah it must be great reducing the amount of accessories available. Or having such poor plans that the only way you can differentiate yourselves is by creating names like the Samsung Ultra Awesome Lightning Bolt. How about sell the same device and attract customers through better plans, customer service or prices?

Deniss said,
Samsung? Isn't that a name of a vacuum cleaner?
They appear to make vacuum cleaners, but I honestly can't believe that you know them for that and not for their electronic devices.

Intrinsica said,
They appear to make vacuum cleaners, but I honestly can't believe that you know them for that and not for their electronic devices.

I hear they make cars also.

mousestrap0731 said,

Yes, they do. They also make motorbikes, spaceships, clothing, fragrances, and candy.

LOL.
I think you're talking about Sumitomo (really).

Intrinsica said,
They appear to make vacuum cleaners, but I honestly can't believe that you know them for that and not for their electronic devices.

Indeed, you say Samsung and I think good TVs and other monitors.

Leonick said,

Indeed, you say Samsung and I think good TVs and other monitors.

Samsung to me = best phones, monitors and TV's

You've gotta admit Samsung is making seriously good phones.
I've got an Iphone 4 and have thought many times of switching to a Galaxy S II.

Liaqat_ali said,
You've gotta admit Samsung is making seriously good phones.
I've got an Iphone 4 and have thought many times of switching to a Galaxy S II.

you have to be joking right? Samsung has no clue on what they are doing! the fact they are blatantly copying the look and feel of apple products from website ads to applications to packaging to how the product is displayed.

I would expect something better or a company of its scale!

its sad really!

i have friends that have the Galaxy S II and the 1 thing they all admit is that the screen is big and the device is not very pocketable. The only thing they poke the iphone for is not being able to have widgets on the home screen.

they they say look my phone is 1.2Ghz dual core, its fast! then i show them benchmarks fo the iphone 4s with a 800Ghz processor performing 3x time better and the shut up!

While most of them root their phones in order to customize them while makign fun that you cant customize the iPhone. i am like dude i can jailbreak my phone and do whatever as well but i dont want to make it a mess!

parisp said,

you have to be joking right? Samsung has no clue on what they are doing! the fact they are blatantly copying the look and feel of apple products from website ads to applications to packaging to how the product is displayed.

I would expect something better or a company of its scale!

its sad really!

i have friends that have the Galaxy S II and the 1 thing they all admit is that the screen is big and the device is not very pocketable. The only thing they poke the iphone for is not being able to have widgets on the home screen.

they they say look my phone is 1.2Ghz dual core, its fast! then i show them benchmarks fo the iphone 4s with a 800Ghz processor performing 3x time better and the shut up!

While most of them root their phones in order to customize them while makign fun that you cant customize the iPhone. i am like dude i can jailbreak my phone and do whatever as well but i dont want to make it a mess!


Fanboy "yawn".

parisp said,

you have to be joking right? Samsung has no clue on what they are doing! the fact they are blatantly copying the look and feel of apple products from website ads to applications to packaging to how the product is displayed.

I would expect something better or a company of its scale!

its sad really!

i have friends that have the Galaxy S II and the 1 thing they all admit is that the screen is big and the device is not very pocketable. The only thing they poke the iphone for is not being able to have widgets on the home screen.

they they say look my phone is 1.2Ghz dual core, its fast! then i show them benchmarks fo the iphone 4s with a 800Ghz processor performing 3x time better and the shut up!

While most of them root their phones in order to customize them while makign fun that you cant customize the iPhone. i am like dude i can jailbreak my phone and do whatever as well but i dont want to make it a mess!

FANBOI AL3RT
SOME1 CALL TEH WAAAAAMBULANCE

parisp said,

you have to be joking right? Samsung has no clue on what they are doing! the fact they are blatantly copying the look and feel of apple products from website ads to applications to packaging to how the product is displayed.

I would expect something better or a company of its scale!

its sad really!

i have friends that have the Galaxy S II and the 1 thing they all admit is that the screen is big and the device is not very pocketable. The only thing they poke the iphone for is not being able to have widgets on the home screen.

they they say look my phone is 1.2Ghz dual core, its fast! then i show them benchmarks fo the iphone 4s with a 800Ghz processor performing 3x time better and the shut up!

While most of them root their phones in order to customize them while makign fun that you cant customize the iPhone. i am like dude i can jailbreak my phone and do whatever as well but i dont want to make it a mess!

Please go back to the Apple Forums where your comments will actually be enjoyed. Silly fanboy!

As for the ad, Love it. I like when companies can have a little fun in their commercials, and this one is just fun and pokes fun at the competition... Apple blatantly ripped on the competition... not just poked fun.

parisp said,
800Ghz processor performing 3x time better and the shut up!

OMG I so want your iPhone! It'll help me from jumping ship from my iPhone 4 to the SGS2!

parisp said,

they they say look my phone is 1.2Ghz dual core, its fast! then i show them benchmarks fo the iphone 4s with a 800Ghz processor performing 3x time better and the shut up!
You know why that is right? because of the overhead of running the java runtime. if they were all native c/c++ I doubt the Androids would, in real world usage, feel slower.

parisp said,

you have to be joking right? Samsung has no clue on what they are doing! the fact they are blatantly copying the look and feel of apple products from website ads to applications to packaging to how the product is displayed.

Yawn, let the courts decide who is copying who. So far, Samsung is still able to sell their products. Do a Google search on Samsung and see how well they are doing with their phones.

And some people may not like the bigger sized phones...but if they were not wanted, they wouldnt be selling as well as they are.

Jailbreaking/rooting your phone makes it a mess? Seriously? Wow...get a clue dude and do a little research.

For the time being, yea the 4s is outperforming Android in benchmarks. But we shall see how that goes when ICS starts rolling out and the OS gets full hardware acceleration. But regardless if iPhone still performs better, I will still choose Android. Can do more and more choices with Android and I don't like to be like everyone else.

parisp said,

you have to be joking right? Samsung has no clue on what they are doing!

Umm, 1) Samsung is the number 1 manufacturer of phones now. 2) Apple uses a lot of Samsung parts in phones.

parisp said,

you have to be joking right? Samsung has no clue on what they are doing! the fact they are blatantly copying the look and feel of apple products from website ads to applications to packaging to how the product is displayed.

I would expect something better or a company of its scale!

its sad really!

i have friends that have the Galaxy S II and the 1 thing they all admit is that the screen is big and the device is not very pocketable. The only thing they poke the iphone for is not being able to have widgets on the home screen.

they they say look my phone is 1.2Ghz dual core, its fast! then i show them benchmarks fo the iphone 4s with a 800Ghz processor performing 3x time better and the shut up!

While most of them root their phones in order to customize them while makign fun that you cant customize the iPhone. i am like dude i can jailbreak my phone and do whatever as well but i dont want to make it a mess!


Well, you see, some of us are able to say that both Apple and Samsung make good phones. And while the SGS2 has a large screen, that is a preference related issue and has nothing to do with the quality of the phone (I prefer large screens, and I have large enough pockets for it ).

As for jailbreak on the iPhone, Apple is actively trying to prevent that behaviour and as a result you'll find that you won't always be able to jailbreak the latest iOS version. (The iOS 5 jailbreak, is it even out? Because I recall it not being released on the internet because they did not want Apple to patch it up? Or is my memory failing me?)

And as mentioned, the speed difference is caused by the fact that iOS developers are forced to write their applications in Objective C (and can do this because of the lack of fragmentation) which is native. On Android devices, most applications are written for the Dalvik runtime because the fragmentation makes it nearly impossible to write native C/C++ (while it is supported, though) applications that work on every device.

jas GFX said,

As for the ad, Love it. I like when companies can have a little fun in their commercials, and this one is just fun and pokes fun at the competition... Apple blatantly ripped on the competition... not just poked fun.

Wait, what. The Samsung Galaxy S 2 is pretty much a complete ripoff of the iPhone. That's why they're in court with Apple at the moment. Not to mention it's not even guaranteed the phone will run the latest Android version at least officially.

For Apple those lines of fanboys are great promotion. It's a fun ad but at the same time it highlights that the Samsung phone is unnecessarily big, a copy of the iPhone and the brand or product doesn't generate the kind of fanboyism Apple does.

Jailbreak usually exploits security holes and if Apple didn't plug those, malicious code could be run on the phone just as well. I do wish they allowed things like extensions that could add stuff to the core services (like adding SBSettings to the notifications) to make the phone more customizable and fix little annoyances (like the constantly popping up bookmarks menu when you launch Safari with no tabs open).

While the iPhone is far from perfect, IMO it's still the overall best at the moment.

parisp said,

they they say look my phone is 1.2Ghz dual core, its fast! then i show them benchmarks fo the iphone 4s with a 800Ghz processor performing 3x time better and the shut up!

Hey there buddy!! Where can I get one of these 800Ghz processors? You been hiding that powerhouse from me?

But seriously, if the ONLY thing they poke the iPhone for is no widgets why do you show off with your "800Ghz" processor, or were they poking the iPhone for being slow too?

You dont want to jailbreak your iPhone because you cant, and are ignorant to the process. Jailbreaking does not make it a mess, there is a difference between customisation and hacking into a device so it does what you want. Congradulations, you argued against yourself and won.

Blatant copying would be making a device that achieves nothing, had antennae issues and breaks when you drop it. They used guerilla glass for a reason! Its so it doesn't crack like the hundreds of 4th gen iTouches/iPhone 4's I see. Pretty much 1/2 of the people with a 4th gen iProduct have a mangled screen

lol, i seem to have hit a lot of Androind + Samsung Fanboys!

Seems like Samsung design guys are apple fanbys as well!! http://aol.it/tq5oHh

meant 800Mhz not Ghz. shows how bad samsung and google is on the software+hardware optimization front!

Speakign of ICS when do you think Galaxy SII will get it? and will all samsung android phones get it?

apps that need Rooting/jailbreaking rely on modifying system files that they are not supposed to modify. modying something that you are not supposed to modify is a source of problems!

so if skoda sells more cars than Audi makes them a better manufacturer?

Of course samsung has components in apple products. they are in the manufacturing business! that does not make them better! that means that they dont focus in a sector they try and reach everyting they can!

parisp said,
Of course samsung has components in apple products. they are in the manufacturing business! that does not make them better! that means that they dont focus in a sector they try and reach everyting they can!

Generally, Apple likes to put their best hardware parts in their phones. So it is safe to assume Samsung is the best at it right now. Not only that, Samsung phones are outselling Apple phones. People are not falling for some myth about the phone.

The general rule is, almost everybody knows what an iPhone is. Not everyone knows what Android phones are. If they look at a HTC Sense Android phone and Samsung TouchWiz phone, they will think it is two different operating systems.

People that don't want to have an iPhone (or can't because their carrier doesn't offer it) generally go to a store play with a bunch of phones and buy the one that appeals to them. Samsung is doing an excellent job with that. Especially with their Galaxy line of phones.

DJ Dark said,
You know why that is right? because of the overhead of running the java runtime. if they were all native c/c++ I doubt the Androids would, in real world usage, feel slower.

Interestingly the Java VM used by Android (Dalvik) is much quicker than the average Oracle one found on desktops, and the kernel itself (and some services) run natively. The slowness comes in waves when the VM is garbage-collecting, which is a small price to pay for cheaper/more free apps, more customisation options, and more opportunity for tinkering with the OS, IMO.

parisp said,

you have to be joking right? Samsung has no clue on what they are doing! the fact they are blatantly copying the look and feel of apple products

if its a copy they why would anyone buy it?? the screen alone is wayyyy bigger so how can it be a copy of another phone with a tiny screen? thats like saying that a 15.6 inch laptop comes out and looks like a 11.6 inch laptop.. its not even in the same category of phone

Rudy said,
If you'd bother to read his post, he made some valid points

I tried to read his post but still couldn't find a valid point!!!
No one would support his argument unless you are a fanboy... oh wait...

parisp said,

Seems like Samsung design guys are apple fanbys as well!! http://aol.it/tq5oHh

Why on earth would they be 'copiers' if they at least aren't scared to show the Safari icon in their store?
Why do you think the adapters/cables look the same.. because they're both made by Samsung duh..
As for the voice recording app, the person who claimed it looks the same apparently really wanted to buy all shiny Apple toys instead of glasses..

still1 said,

I tried to read his post but still couldn't find a valid point!!!
No one would support his argument unless you are a fanboy... oh wait...
and you're not?

parisp said,

you have to be joking right? Samsung has no clue on what they are doing! the fact they are blatantly copying the look and feel of apple products from website ads to applications to packaging to how the product is displayed.

I would expect something better or a company of its scale!

its sad really!

i have friends that have the Galaxy S II and the 1 thing they all admit is that the screen is big and the device is not very pocketable. The only thing they poke the iphone for is not being able to have widgets on the home screen.

they they say look my phone is 1.2Ghz dual core, its fast! then i show them benchmarks fo the iphone 4s with a 800Ghz processor performing 3x time better and the shut up!

While most of them root their phones in order to customize them while makign fun that you cant customize the iPhone. i am like dude i can jailbreak my phone and do whatever as well but i dont want to make it a mess!

FAAANBBBBOYYYY!!!!!

Apparently according to this guy Apple invented the candybar phone along with everything else that goes with it. I love how iPhone users convince themselves that the iPhone is so "pocketable" yet, they still want a big screen. 4.3" phones fit nicely in my pocket and I'm not a big guy either.

Next thing you know Apple fanboys will be complaining about how the iPhone 4S copies the look of the iPhone 4... give the world a break from your hipster attitude "bro". There's already enough smug polluting wall street enough as it is.

Jub Fequois said,
If they want people to jump over to them it's not a good idea to poke fun at them... I guess.

Not really. It is fun to see something like this. People sometimes just take things to seriously.

Pam14160 said,

People sometimes just take things to seriously.

Exactly. I found this advert to be funny and I queued up for my iPhone.

Manish said,

Exactly. I found this advert to be funny and I queued up for my iPhone.

Ah, yes, me too. But we know all too well that lots of people actually do take things too seriously, and are "offended" by such ads. But yes, it was funny and well done.

Jub Fequois said,
If they want people to jump over to them it's not a good idea to poke fun at them... I guess.

They are obviously not trying to advertising to the hardcore fans but the people that think the phone is great just because people line up for hours..

They are trying to get the people that thought about maybe lining up but had lives to deal with

Just as childish as Apple ads, you cant praise one company for one thing and bash the other company for doing the same thing.

I remember when adverts used to actually advertise the product.

TheLegendOfMart said,
Just as childish as Apple ads, you cant praise one company for one thing and bash the other company for doing the same thing.

I remember when adverts used to actually advertise the product.

Bit of a difference between Samsung making one advert that doesn't mention the competition by name and apple who made ads trolling the opposition by name over many years.

TheLegendOfMart said,
Just as childish as Apple ads, you cant praise one company for one thing and bash the other company for doing the same thing.

I remember when adverts used to actually advertise the product.

Totally different. The Apple vs PC ads were all about bashing PCs and MS while Apple said NOTHING about their own products and what makes them better. In this video, yea Apple was bashed a little but the Samsung product was show/mentioned and played to a specific point, looks.

TheLegendOfMart said,
Just as childish as Apple ads, you cant praise one company for one thing and bash the other company for doing the same thing.

I remember when adverts used to actually advertise the product.

I remember when advertisements would never use another brand name in their ads, they would their competition look similiar to the brand name. For example, Pringles use to advertise the other chips in a yellow bag and it would say Potato Chips. Now it says the companies name.

techbeck said,

Totally different. The Apple vs PC ads were all about bashing PCs and MS while Apple said NOTHING about their own products and what makes them better. In this video, yea Apple was bashed a little but the Samsung product was show/mentioned and played to a specific point, looks.

Nothing, really?
Go to Youtube, I guess you missed a few...

Also I think it's one thing to make fun of the companies/products, but presenting the fans of either side as people who make uneducated purchases, well, whilst there are enough on either side, I guess it might get tough convincing those people by basically telling them they're fools.
Might just be me though...

I KNOW why I buy an iPhone, but I also know why others might prefer the SGS2...
In the end diplomacy and trying to understand every user wins, not simple "haha trollololol roflz@u"s...

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,

Nothing, really?
Go to Youtube, I guess you missed a few...

Also I think it's one thing to make fun of the companies/products, but presenting the fans of either side as people who make uneducated purchases, well, whilst there are enough on either side, I guess it might get tough convincing those people by basically telling them they're fools.
Might just be me though...

I KNOW why I buy an iPhone, but I also know why others might prefer the SGS2...
In the end diplomacy and trying to understand every user wins, not simple "haha trollololol roflz@u"s...

GS:mac

I dunno about you but I've never heard anyone say theyre gonna buy a Samsung phone just because its a Samsung whereas I've got someone sitting opposite me right now who said that exact thing about the IPhone and Apple. I think there are a fair few more uneducated purchases on the Apple side than Samsung.

I'm not saying no one researches before buying an IPhone, but a hell of a lot do.

Dinggus said,

I remember when advertisements would never use another brand name in their ads, they would their competition look similiar to the brand name. For example, Pringles use to advertise the other chips in a yellow bag and it would say Potato Chips. Now it says the companies name.

they never mentioned apple once..

people just assume when its a bunch of nerds sitting in front of a store with scarfs on and they think they are better then everyone else. .. its for an apple products

Lachlan said,

they never mentioned apple once..

people just assume when its a bunch of nerds sitting in front of a store with scarfs on and they think they are better then everyone else. .. its for an apple products


No but they showed the white headphones and im pretty sure they had SGS2 and Iphone right next to each other in one shot.