New Windows Tablet Ad Again Uses Siri's Voice to Poke Fun at iPad

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Microsoft has posted a new television ad on YouTube for the Dell XPS 10 Tablet running Windows RT. The ad, which somewhat reminiscent of Apple's Mac vs. PC spots, use Siri's voice to compare the Windows Tablet to the iPad. A similar spot featuring the ASUS VivoTab Smart was posted last month.

    Microsoft has come under some criticism for a comparison page it posted back in May that inaccurately depicted a Windows Tablet as larger than the iPad.

    The campaign is a bit of a reversal for Microsoft and other of Apple's competitors -- in general, advertising from the competition has tended to avoid mentioning Apple's iconic products in their ads.

    Apple's latest advertising campaign has focused on the people using its products rather than the products themselves, a significant change from its more recent campaigns.

    Article Link: New Windows Tablet Ad Again Uses Siri's Voice to Poke Fun at iPad
  2. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2011
  3. mudman2 macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2010
    I, for one, am off to buy one, that ad was so convincing I am going to use the ipad for a frisby with the dog :D
  4. StickerBox macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2010
    This is like throwing a bird into a lake and saying "haha, it can't swim, therefore it's ****". Well, it can fly instead.
  5. donutbagel macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
    Who the **** wants to zoom in the home screen? It's all gimmicks except for the SD card. That's a legitimate feature that the iPad could use, and not for cameras but for upgrading the storage.
  6. appleisking macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2013
    This is so bad

    This has to be the worst ad ive ever seen. Oh you can zoom the start page wow so cool. And who the hell actually uses an SD card still? Only about a million other ways to store and transfer things
  7. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
  8. Schmitty11 macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2011
    Anyone who uses a real camera?
  9. ffmed124 macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2012
    You have to admit, it IS funny! I'm sure there will be a lot of smart ass comments though.
  10. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    "I don't need it therefore nobody else does"?

    An SD card slot would be incredibly useful in an iPad.

    It's obvious why Apple wouldn't allow it, but you don't think it would be a good idea to be able to load some of your apps, or music, or a pile of movies, onto an SD card for a long trip? Or pop the card out of your camera to load up the photos into iPhoto (without the need for the third piece of hardware, the Camera Connection Kit)? Or load up Office documents to read and edit?
  11. appleisking macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2013
    Well there aren't many people like that left either.
  12. Asclepio macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2011
  13. ace198 macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2007
    Very tasteless ad. Saw this at the movies a couple of times already. :mad:
  14. Jacquesvw macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2012
    There's an adapter for that... :D
  15. orisonmarden macrumors member


    Aug 6, 2010
    Bandung, Indonesia
  16. donutbagel macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
    Don't most cameras use full-sized SD cards, not the smaller one shown here? At least all of the ones I've seen do. You can just use an adaptor if you really want that. I'd really want the SD card to be the iPad's internal storage so you can upgrade.
  17. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    Nailed it :D
  18. donutbagel macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
    That n00b bird. What a piece of ****, being unable to swim... and zoom out on the home screen.
  19. andalusia macrumors 68030


    Apr 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    SOOOOOOOOOOO cringeworthy :rolleyes: seriously Microsoft?.....
  20. arvacker macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2011
    Can't you use a 5 finger pinch to go from an app to the homescreen on the iPad?
  21. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    You can buy adaptors for microSD cards to use in a camera or device that takes full-size SD cards.
  22. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    Let's be real. 99% of the world uses a smartphone (most of them iPhones) for taking photos with a photo syncing service a la 'Camera Upload' in Dropbox. With iDevices you have Photo Stream. Zero work has to be done to transfer those photos.

    For the 1 time a year your average user needs to plug in an SD card into an iPad, there is the Camera Kit. Don't make it seem like it's impossible.
  23. erpetao macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    Notice the delay in the zoom, it's pretty pathetic.
  24. donutbagel macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
    Oh yeah, that's true.

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