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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:54 PM   #201
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I hope Samsung keeps up the ads about how poor Apple Maps is because it is so true and Apple needs to learn some manners.
Manners? I don't recall seeing any iPhones using the wrong fork at the table or anything. What a strange thing to desire from a company.

I hope Samsung keeps up the ads, too, though. That one showing the line and the ridiculous caricatures of Apple customers? That one is priceless. I love how they show the two guys sharing a playlist with a touch and people caring about it like it's a real feature that you'd ever use. Or... when the dude says "I can watch a video while sending an email..." what? Because that's something anyone's ever been concerned about? If those are the 'standout features' of a GS3 / Android...
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:54 PM   #202
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I wonder how many people here would be cheering on Apple if the rolls were reversed and Apple attacked another company.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:54 PM   #203
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There are many Samsungs. The one we are talking about here is Samsung Electronics which is a publicly traded company (just like Apple) and has nothing to do with the missiles (or ships to that matter).
Samsung Electronics is a subsidiary of the Samsung Group. So the weapons manufacturer created a subsidiary to make phones and TVs...
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:55 PM   #204
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How it is any different than the Windows/Mac ads??
Its different because Apple is untouchable....

At least to the hypocrites.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:56 PM   #205
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My household has two iPhones running iOS 6 and as an Apple supporter, I hope Samsung puts these things all over the world. This isn't just an Australia problem (although the Australia issue is the latest to be highly publicized.)

While Tim Cook says they're putting the full force of the company behind fixing the Apple Maps problem, I'm not convinced that Apple really understands the massive scope of the problem. I think releasing this marketing material worldwide would be a good thing.

That way, when Apple employees are out shopping anywhere but an Apple Store, they will see this advertising and maybe begin to get a grip on how much the decision to release a half-baked product could hurt Apple's bottom line. I hope the entire Apple team gets that message loud and clear so we don't see another screw up like this for a very long time.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:56 PM   #206
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1 - Who the heck cares about an Australian backwater?
Perhaps someone who lives in Australia and bought an iPhone?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:58 PM   #207
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The Apple ads are done intelligently and funny. Samsung is doing it like a scorned lover and are not funny.
Quite often what one person sees as funny depends on which side of the fence of the issue you sit on. Obviously this time you're the target so it's not funny TO YOU. Samsung didn't mention Apple in the ad, merely implied, whereas Apple in the past directly compares their superiority to PCs. It's all marketing, if we can dish it out, we should be able to take it too.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:00 PM   #208
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When did Samsung do this ? As an Apple user, I don't feel mocked by any of their ads.
If you waited in lines for Apple product releases, I could see feeling mocked. I don't see this advertisement re: maps as mocking users, but going after Apple's Maps (without naming it).

Luckily, I don't believe anyone died or I would say it's in very bad taste. I don't have a real problem with them using this as a marketing opportunity. Will it work? I'm not sure if it will really convert anyone, although if an iPhone user had been misdirected enough times by Apple Maps, perhaps it would. Will those who convert have a perfect experience in Google Maps? No, none of them are perfect as the world is constantly changing.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:00 PM   #209
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I like it. Put down the kool aid and u might find it humorous too.
http://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/...m-google-maps/

Ironic how Samsung has a similar problem with the maps app on their phones. Yep, it's hilarious And yes I know that Google supplied the maps app. Does not change the fact that there is a similar issue with the maps app on the Samsung phone.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:04 PM   #210
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Really never understood the issues around maps. Its unbelieveable in Copenhagen. Whole metropolitan area (not really met area but still) with even things as farms etc being perfectly done.
thats the thing, i know plenty of iphone users who have said they dont have a problem at all, so apparently it depends on where you are? in the past 1-2 months ive used google maps on the desktop and 3x it has given me wrong directions, once to a place that doesnt even exist there anymore

doesnt sound like map creating is easy at all, and im sure google had issues when it first rolled its own maps out, but people love to bash apple- especially those who have never used a modern mac/apple product

it's funny bc i had an lg optimus running android and it didnt have flash either
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:04 PM   #211
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Samsung Electronics is a subsidiary of the Samsung Group. So the weapons manufacturer created a subsidiary to make phones and TVs...
...then I suppose you shouldn't be watching anything by NBC, Syfy, or even watch The Weather Channel or any movie from Universal because they're all owned by GE therefore you're supporting weapons oh noes...
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:05 PM   #212
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I wonder how many people here would be cheering on Apple if the rolls were reversed and Apple attacked another company.
You don't even need to ask that question. People would be cheering them on like there's no tomorrow.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:05 PM   #213
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Comments like this make me wish the Nazi's won. Because they would shoot idiots like this!
Read your comment again, and try to think about how intelligent it is...
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:07 PM   #214
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...then I suppose you shouldn't be watching anything by NBC, Syfy, or even watch The Weather Channel or any movie from Universal because they're all owned by GE therefore you're supporting weapons oh noes...
I was actually hoping Strum isn't American, because damn that would be the MOST hypocritical statement he could make! How many billions did they spend on weapons this year?

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Read your comment again, and try to think about how intelligent it is...
A damn site MORE intelligent then being a complete nationalist verging on racist.

But no you carry on, I mean why shouldn't you just state who cares about an entire country and then stereotype it just because they found an Apple product to endanger lives...
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:08 PM   #215
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I was actually hoping Strum isn't American, because damn that would be the MOST hypocritical statement he could make! How many billions did they spend on weapons this year?

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A damn site MORE intelligent then being a complete nationalist verging on racist.
It's best to ignore some people rather than stoop to their level.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:08 PM   #216
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Almost as childish as the 'I'm a PC' commercials
There is nothing wrong with PC commercials. I love those. It puts smile on anybody face. Vista once are one of the best. Approve and Deny.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:09 PM   #217
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There is nothing wrong with PC commercials. I love those. It puts smile on anybody face. Vista once are one of the best. Approve and Deny.
Exactly. Nothing wrong with those just like there's nothing wrong with Samsung's ads.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:10 PM   #218
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It's discouraging to see that some people are willing to make racist remarks to protect a multi-billion dollar company.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:10 PM   #219
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Haven't u herd that apple is not the only one whit problems in Australia google is also having problem whit the maps in Australia just google it and **** Samsung
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:12 PM   #220
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:12 PM   #221
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Lol !! Love it!!!!!!!

That's great Samsung...
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:13 PM   #222
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A damn site MORE intelligent then being a complete nationalist verging on racist.
You think this comment is intelligent?

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Comments like this make me wish the Nazi's won. Because they would shoot idiots like this!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:13 PM   #223
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No that's wrong.
Android Market
And there are the European Version, and Aus version too.

It has never been included

WOW...do a little research. Yes that app you linked to is a paid app, however turn by turn navigation has been included for a long time.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:14 PM   #224
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Well it's also true that Samsung builds missiles that kill people. And despite it being true, you don't see Apple running bloody war torn advertisements that state the truth, that if you buy a Samsung phone, you are funding a company that builds weapons to kill women and children.
You mean to say that the U.S. military does not use any Apple products or technology to support the wars we are fighting?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:14 PM   #225
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Samsung are so OBSESSED with Apple.
It's very similar to the Obama Derangement Syndrome shared by many Republicans. And who won that fight? LOL
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