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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:41 PM   #51
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I'm not terribly interested in the features they advertised, but I thought it was a good ad. Like the Mac vs. PC ads it was light-hearted enough to not come across as acrimonious. Do companies really air 90 second ads on TV, though?
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:43 PM   #52
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I'm a Mac / I'm a PC ads were similar but pointed to the hardware/software of the devices and the personality associated with these computers.

Samsung's commercials are cutting on the device and the people that use them.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:44 PM   #53
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I don't want my friends' playlists. Some of these people actually think ICP and Dubstep is considered music.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:44 PM   #54
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I'm not terribly interested in the features they advertised, but I thought it was a good ad. Like the Mac vs. PC ads it was light-hearted enough to not come across as acrimonious. Do companies really air 90 second ads on TV, though?
Right, but the Mac v.s. PC ads were just that. Macintosh making fun of the PC, not Apple making fun of PC users.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:45 PM   #55
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I'm a HUGE Apple fan but I have to say that this is a pretty good ad.

Probably won't be very effective, because it makes fun of the target audience, but fun to watch none the less.

The part that confused me the most was the end.... why would you want to watch a video WHILE sending an e-mail? Makes no sense.

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:45 PM   #56
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way to entice iPhone users, by mocking them...
That's what I was thinking

You're not gonna win new customers by calling them stupid
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:45 PM   #57
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I think a major difference is that Samsung is doing this with zero humour. They're not trying to roast, they're trying to make Apple users feel and look inferior to Samsung users. When there's no humour, it's just insulting.

Really? Maybe you're just missing the humor or just are biased against Samsung enough to hate whatever they produce. I don't know. I found the ad to be amusing. Hilarious - no - but good in that it shows features (unlike early Android phone ads which were all about making the phone look like it was the terminator coming from the future, etc)

The ad was also relatively spot on. And while some might argue that some of the features are "nothing new" - the same goes to Apple when they promote notifications, cut & paste, VIP email inbox, etc. It's marketing.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:48 PM   #58
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With all the free ads Apple is getting from Samsung, they may not even need to run any of their own...
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:48 PM   #59
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:49 PM   #60
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I'm a HUGE Apple fan but I have to say that this is a pretty good ad.

Probably won't be very effective, because it makes fun of the target audience, but fun to watch none the less.

The part that confused me the most was the end.... why would you want to watch a video WHILE sending an e-mail? Makes no sense.

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:50 PM   #61
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So much truth to this ad
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:51 PM   #62
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Oh, and:

Do you see people lining up a days in advance for the G3?
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:53 PM   #63
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I think a major difference is that Samsung is doing this with zero humour. They're not trying to roast, they're trying to make Apple users feel and look inferior to Samsung users. When there's no humour, it's just insulting.
Depends which side you are on. If you are not part of the fan boy crew it is pretty funny. I find they are making poking fun at the fan boys and it does a pretty good job.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:54 PM   #64
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I can't even count the number of times on both hands that I've wanted to share a playlist with someone. Because I've never wanted to. Ever.
What good is the playlist if the friend then has to go buy all that music? So now he has a list BFD. Playlists have been shared for quite some time now. Glad to see Sammy can now do it.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:55 PM   #65
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I actually found the commercial amusing. I'm switching from Android to the iPhone 5 (my first iPhone) so I can relate to sentiments from both sides.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:55 PM   #66
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Oh, and:

Do you see people lining up a days in advance for the G3?
This is exactly the mentality they are mocking

Who cares? Personally - I'd rather be able to just walk into a store or click online and get the phone immediately then have to deal with a line or online traffic.

Which is exactly what you can do a couple of weeks after launch of the iPhone.

I get why some people to be first - and I "sort of" get why people get pissed if they can't be. But I find it silly
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:58 PM   #67
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when they did the first ad (was it two years ago ?) i thought it was funny and had some humor in it ! but when they kept repeating the same thing over and over and trying to slightly change the script, i find it a huge lack of creativity and ideas, pretty much a reflection of the phones they produce !
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:59 PM   #68
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Ehh I don't really see the value in these kind of ads, but to each his own I guess. What I want to know is how does one watch a video while sending an email? Or rather, why would you want to? Wouldn't you want to pause the video so you can focus on the email and then resume your video? Again, to each his own I suppose.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:59 PM   #69
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I ordered an iPhone 5 but even I think this advert is funny.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 01:00 PM   #70
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I mean everybody here sounds pretty threatened whenever Samsung comes out with something. So weird.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 01:00 PM   #71
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I bet those playlists they just exchanged by touching phones SUCK!
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 01:00 PM   #72
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Laughing at your potential customers isn't a good way to attact them.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 01:01 PM   #74
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Depends which side you are on. If you are not part of the fan boy crew it is pretty funny. I find they are making poking fun at the fan boys and it does a pretty good job.
In competitive ads like these, I watch them as though they were two competing companies in a different market that I have no interest in. Say this was a Nissan-produced ad featuring Mazda buyers. Nissan would come off looking weak and petty by having to resort to blatantly insulting Mazda owners, not the cars themselves. This is why I deem this ad unfunny and insulting, even as an Apple user, because as a Kia owner if it were Nissan and Mazda, it would look just as insulting.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 01:02 PM   #75
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Poking fun is fine. All apple is concerned with is sales numbers.
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