Everyone is outraged about Nokia's faked photos right?

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  1. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    Care to explain for those of us less enlightened?

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  3. smoledman thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well the fact you don't even know what I'm talking about proves my point.:cool:
     
  4. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    What point? That people aren't outraged about something that no one is outraged about? That's like saying no one is outraged about milk. There's no one on the other side of this issue (at least to my knowledge).
     
  5. smoledman thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Dude - the Verge has 2 front page tiles on it. Engadget had several stories and google News has like 1700 hits for "Nokia faked".
     
  6. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Articles do not equate to outrage. They are telling the story, nothing more.
     
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    Yeah, I know all about the faked commercial. There's all kinds of "OMG Nokia lied about Pureview stabilizer in video and I hate them forever and will never buy MS for as long as I live" comments. It's all ridiculous.

    ...but you know what?

    They'll all forget about it in three days or so. Once the internet outrage dies down, we'll only ever see mention of it again in the usual and inevitable my phone is better than yours threads.
     
  8. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    It was disappointing that Nokia felt they had to fake some photos, but I'm not exactly feeling the outrage here. In fact, I don't really care much at all. Sorry.

    The whole 1M iOS device UDIDs being leaked is one more for outrage. But even then, because people aren't sure what having your UDID leaked actually entails, nobody cares again. I think faked photos are the last thing to cause outrage.
     
  9. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    No outrage here, I could care less.

    I think it was PR suicide to do such a thing and even more stupid to say the video was "from a prototype phone" even though a RED camera can be seen in the reflections but whatever. Nokia fell from grace long ago.
     
  10. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    somebody faked a pic in a commercial for a phone that will be released in a couple of month from now at an unknown price. what's the big deal. it's like hundreds of other "concept studies", previews of software and what not. who cares? seems nobody and rightfully so.

    BTW I've been toying with the idea to get a lumina as my next phone and those pics won't change that one bit.
     
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    I think that one of the side effects of today's entertain-me-now attitude, the why-check-for-facts-first blogger echo chamber, and all the amazing movie SFX, is that modern readers just automatically assume that all photos and ads are fake or manipulated.

    In other words, they'd be more shocked to find out that a picture was real :)

    We're entering an era where such mistakes and laziness will be more and more common. Many students these days seem to to think that "research" means copying the first thing that comes up on Google. Look how often we see device ads that use a map screenshot from an early iPhone, for example.
     
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    Even if they faked the photos I still think their new phones could stand a decent chance to become that viable third competitor to the other platforms. Now they obviously just need the sales and I don't think people who are really clued into tech even care, never mind the buying public who probably aren't even aware/are interested in the fact that there was an event.
     
  13. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    4th most read article on BBC News....
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19499879

    Looks like Nokia's gaffe is getting out there in the mainstream news.
     

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    Props to Nokia for taking immediate responsibility instead of just throwing their ad agency under the bus.

    Still, the agency should've known to put a little disclaimer in the ad, like other companies (eventually) do when they enhance how something works or shorten sequences.

    There's nowhere to hide these days.
     
  15. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. In fact, that's probably why no one is outraged. Nokia apologized for any perceived deception and took responsibility. They did the right thing as soon as possible.
     
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    I somehow misread the title of this thread. I thought it said 'naked'.

    I am disappointed, so disappointed.
     
  17. matttye macrumors 601

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    Nokia issued a comment almost immediately apologising for the confusion.

    Move along, nothing to see here. :)
     
  18. smoledman thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This is the latest Google search on "Nokia". There is no recovering from this, mark my words.
     

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    I agree, it's no big deal.

    When released I will most certainly buy one. Not to replace any of the phones I have. But rather to enjoy a different experience & see what Windows Phone 8 is like.
     
  20. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    I don't think it's a huge deal.

    The burgers I get from McDonald's don't look like the burgers in the commercials either.
     
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  22. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    Outraged? No.

    A person would have to have a pretty low IQ to fully trust any kind of product marketing instead of waiting for a review or you know...actually using the product themselves.
     
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    YES, it's a big blunder.

    But I rarely use my phone to take pix and don't need that function anyway. I still love WP.

    BTW, other companies make blunders too! Remember "antennagate" or something that was 'white'?
     

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