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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:37 PM   #76
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How it is any different than the Windows/Mac ads??
Lack of creativity. I just get tired of Samesongs, well same ol' songs.

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Well, Google Maps are not much better in my case.

When I tried to get directions to my work place, which is about 6 minutes by car, I got a location of 731 km on the North side of the country.

When I tried to get directions to the Airport, which is about 70KM, I got an Airport 2 minutes away, in the middle of a river.

I had to report both of these to get them fixed.

In my country, I still prefer Apple Maps because Google Maps looks like about 5 or 6 years old. I can't see most of the building, streets, etc... and Apple Maps shows them.
Your situation is unique. Google Maps for me has never missed the mark.

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can't blame Samsung for it... because it's true...till apple fixed it...i hope.
True yes. But Samesong has no creativity. Yea ads are ruthless, but Samesong takes it to a whole new level.

And yes I have a Galaxy Nexux made by Samesong. But I'm not a SamBoy...hehe new word for a Samsung fanboy.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:38 PM   #77
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Let's face it, if Apple had done this to Microsoft, people would be saying 'A great example of why Apple is different from most companies'.

Fair play to Samsung, I actually thought this was quite good.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:39 PM   #78
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Its funny how fanboys here defend Apple when they did the same with iPhone 4 antennagate
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:40 PM   #79
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First of all - why do people rely 100% on any navigation systems? Are people just foregoing using common sense? I bet the same people getting "lost" following any gps navigation programs are the same people that believe everything they read on the internet.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:40 PM   #80
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Interesting how Samsung openly mocks Apple customers and Apple does nothing about it...
Are you serious? That's all Apples advertising campaigns used to be. Now they are getting a little back and it's not fair?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:40 PM   #81
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That's an old behavior that apple has. They keep their cool.
Can they afford to? Samsung is openly mocking apple USERS.

So it is me who is made fun of for owning an iphone and not the guy next to me with the htc or the nokia...

See the difference?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:41 PM   #82
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Its funny how fanboys here defend Apple when they did the same when the iPhone 4 came out (antennagate)
And let's not forget the I'm a Mac vs I'm a PC ads.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:41 PM   #83
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Very ignorant comment.
I agree...too broad of a comment. I personally have had two iphones (3G and 4GS) and two Samsung phones (GS2 and Galaxy nexus). I currently have the nexus and have it just because it is a better fit for my lifestyle. I like different things about both and I feel like most users would say the same thing instead of having a hatred for the other brand.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:41 PM   #84
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I dunno if Samsung should be making fun of Apple's mapping, giving their own woes with navigation :

Samsung Galaxy S GPS-gate: two problems, not one (and what to do about it)

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On Monday, Apple repaired the Mildura mapping error, and it was discovered that the source information that Apple used from the Australian Gazeteer was inaccurate, which is what led to the issue.
Why does Macrumors report inaccurate information again after it's been pointed out that the Australian Gazeteer has very accurate information ?

Why not stick to facts that Apple wrongly interpreted the Gazeteer information instead of saying the information was inaccurate which is patently false ?

Wow Macrumors, "journalism is dead" uh ?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:41 PM   #85
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First of all - why do people rely 100% on any navigation systems? Are people just foregoing using common sense? I bet the same people getting "lost" following any gps navigation programs are the same people that believe everything they read on the internet.
Leave them in the woods and they are done. Evolution.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:42 PM   #86
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You have to admit, it's kind of funny.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:42 PM   #87
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Can they afford to? Samsung is openly mocking apple USERS.
When did Samsung do this ? As an Apple user, I don't feel mocked by any of their ads.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:44 PM   #88
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Funny these comments, a decade of windows vs mac ads : capitalising on percieved windows or ms flaws : brilliant, samsung doing the same with apple : childish . Gotto love how blind people can be when its about there brand they happen to like .

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I dunno if Samsung should be making fun of Apple's mapping, giving their own woes with navigation :

Samsung Galaxy S GPS-gate: two problems, not one (and what to do about it)



Why does Macrumors report inaccurate information again after it's been pointed out that the Australian Gazeteer has very accurate information ?

Why not stick to facts that Apple wrongly interpreted the Gazeteer information instead of saying the information was inaccurate which is patently false ?

Wow Macrumors, "journalism is dead" uh ?
You think a fanboy website is journalism ?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:45 PM   #89
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There is heated competition and then there is just childish crap. Samsung is behaving like a spoiled two year old brat and I am glad Apple is moving components production away from that company. I was stunned that they were building for Apple anyway. I've never owned a Samsung product that was worth taking out of the box.
Some of you guys act like Apple is a family member. Childish? I don't think you guys understand that these are companies, and care about money foremost. You've been trained well by Apple's marketing to be so loyal to a multi-bilion dollar company.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:45 PM   #90
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It is pretty effective. Cellphone is arguably your most trusted electronic device and Samsung is basically saying the iOS devices are not to be trusted (kind of true).
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:47 PM   #91
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At least Apple would never resort to childish tactics, like auto resizing pages to cover up court ordered information...

Nope...
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:47 PM   #92
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come on.
you HAVE to admit this is funny....
wouldn't be suprised if it actually turns at least a few people towards the galaxy.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:48 PM   #93
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I dunno if Samsung should be making fun of Apple's mapping, giving their own woes with navigation :

Samsung Galaxy S GPS-gate: two problems, not one (and what to do about it)



Why does Macrumors report inaccurate information again after it's been pointed out that the Australian Gazeteer has very accurate information ?

Why not stick to facts that Apple wrongly interpreted the Gazeteer information instead of saying the information was inaccurate which is patently false ?

Wow Macrumors, "journalism is dead" uh ?
Yeah, let's quote 2 year old articles
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:48 PM   #94
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I'm a pretty huge apple lover but didn't apple do this with MS back in the Mac ad days?

One just pokes fun at the other ones weaknesses
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:49 PM   #95
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Are you serious? That's all Apples advertising campaigns used to be. Now they are getting a little back and it's not fair?
Fairness has nothing to do with it. When you're in a fight, you fight to win. There are no breaks, no intermissions, no grace periods. Apple seems to have become complaisant OR they quietly agree with Samsung that their products are in fact inferior and that their USERS are the fools portrayed in Samsung's ads.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:50 PM   #96
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That's a 3rd party navigation app. It's built in to google maps on android, just like it is built into Apple maps.
Yes it is a 3rd party navigation app that is available on android and iOS. And it's the navigation Samsung uses in the ad.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:50 PM   #97
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Good marketing..
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:50 PM   #98
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You think a fanboy website is journalism ?
I don't think of Macrumors as a fanboy website. I think of it as a tech blog for users interested in rumors about Apple. However, no I wouldn't stretch it to journalism, but really, a certain form of at least respecting proper facts when presented is an expectation I have.

The editing staff at MR are usually more careful about presenting factual information than they have shown to be here for some reason.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:50 PM   #99
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Lack of creativity. I just get tired of Samesongs, well same ol' songs.



Your situation is unique. Google Maps for me has never missed the mark.



True yes. But Samesong has no creativity. Yea ads are ruthless, but Samesong takes it to a whole new level.

And yes I have a Galaxy Nexux made by Samesong. But I'm not a SamBoy...hehe new word for a Samsung fanboy.
A guy who repeats Samesong so many times in such a short post shouldn't be talking about creativity.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:50 PM   #100
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Most of Samsung's ads targeting Apple seem poorly thought out - but this one is great! I love it.

Maybe they hired a new (and decent) agency recently? Their previous ads have been cr*p.
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