Samsung Bashes iPad's Screen, Lack of Multitasking in New Galaxy Tab S Ads

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    Last week, Samsung released an anti-iPhone ad calling iPhone users "wall huggers" in a promotion for its Galaxy S5 smartphone. Today the South Korean company is promoting its new Galaxy Tab S with two new anti-Apple advertisements, bashing the iPad's lack of multitasking and its screen.

    In the first ad, Samsung features a crying baby and a dad fighting over an iPad that's unable to display two apps at once. The baby wants to watch a movie while the dad is trying to catch a sports game. A Galaxy Tab S, which can display multiple apps at once, is swapped for the iPad, and suddenly both dad and baby are happy.

    First announced in June, Samsung's newest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S features a high-resolution (2560 x 1600) Super AMOLED display. During its presentation, Samsung touted the tablet's display quality, suggesting it had a more accurate color range, better contrast, and higher outdoor visibility than a typical LCD display. The Galaxy Tab S is also Samsung's thinnest tablet to date, offering a fingerprint sensor, an 11 hour battery life, and Android's multitasking features.

    The iPad Air, in contrast, features a 2048 by 1536 Retina display with 3.1 million pixels. While it is unable to run two apps at once presently, split-screen multitasking is said to be in the works. Apple is also working on a new version of the iPad Air and the Retina iPad mini, both of which are expected to come equipped with Touch ID fingerprint sensors and an A8 processor.

    Article Link: Samsung Bashes iPad's Screen, Lack of Multitasking in New Galaxy Tab S Ads
     
  2. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Did Samsung hire away Mark Penn from Microsoft?
     
  3. JonneyGee macrumors 6502

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    Samsung's new motto: If you can't beat 'em, bash 'em.
     
  4. seble macrumors 6502a

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    The last thing you could bash about the ipad is the screen. Don't see what more you could want from it?
     
  5. ghettochris macrumors 6502a

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  6. iLoveiTunes macrumors regular

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    yet they fail miserably in sales compared to the single-tasker And supposedly not-so-great-resolution iPad ?

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  8. Lazy macrumors 6502

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    Sure, two different people watching two different video streams (who gets the audio?) is a totally realistic scenario.
     
  9. BlazinDei macrumors newbie

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    This is honestly the worst commercial I've ever seen. Who shares an iPad with their infant? Why doesn't he watch the sports on the TV or the baby watch the show on the TV? If you have two shows on one device not only is that going to kill the battery, one of them will have no sound. Stupidest commercial I have ever seen :confused::(:apple:
     
  10. jontech macrumors 6502

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    They should probably bash TSMC since they are the real competitors
     
  11. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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  12. diddl14 macrumors 6502a

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    A typical iPad Dad would give his kid his old iPad. Problem solved :cool:
     
  13. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

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    Lol just look at what a mess the layout is, Samsung is so clueless.
     
  14. myrtlebee, Jul 11, 2014
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    Anybody else getting right click menu popups when they tap to play YouTube videos like these on their iPad (I have an iPad mini if it matters)? Didn't have this problem yesterday.

    UPDATE: It seems the issue has been fixed - at least with the videos I have viewed today, including the ones in this article.
     
  15. crawler1975 macrumors regular

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    why does samsung resort to bashing ipad or apple products in general. i guess the their product is inferior that's why and i read somewhere (not macrumors) that their new galaxy phone is a flop...
     
  16. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. Same here
     
  17. Z400Racer37 macrumors 6502a

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    I find myself in this kind of situation, like, all. the. time. I'm so grateful that Samsung has managed to make an ad that showed just how capable samsung is in having such a direct and meaningful impact on improving the quality of my life! I shall now go buy 2. ;)
     
  18. mrperezmarc macrumors newbie

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    Cause Mac VS PC commercial worked so well for apple! :D
     
  19. sevenpelicans macrumors newbie

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    Advertising fail

    Really poor execution of an interesting, useful feature. I hate to say it, but good advertising of an inferior product can sell over bad advertising of a superior product.

    That being said, I'd still buy an apple product over a Samsung one any day :)
     
  20. Swift macrumors 65816

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    Bad, isn't it? Typical, though. You got 2 cores, I got 4, they're better. How many dpi you got! Hey, I got more! Oh, and that crowd's a bunch of fanboys! Next big thing! Schoolyard taunts.
     
  21. The Mad Hatter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, both the wife and I are getting them. Very annoying.
     
  22. eddieaus macrumors regular

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    What kind of poor family don't own a TV at home? Stupid ad.
     
  23. Jest3r macrumors regular

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    Regardless of it running one app at a time or twenty, it's still not an iPad. ;)
     
  24. t76turbo macrumors regular

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    Split screen would be awesome.

    Email on one and Internet on other. I can see lots of other users. I wouldn't be bashing a feature like that.
     
  25. mrperezmarc macrumors newbie

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    Samsung split screen causes Cross eyed kid

    I don't know about anybody else, but the kid looks crossed eye when he's watching the samsung tablet... If that product has that effect on people... they can keep it.

    And yes, when I'm with a bunch of bros, I like to watch the same movie on my iPad instead of my tv! Make perfect sense!
     

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