It’s time we changed the page back to those glory days of yesteryear when ‘I’m a PC, I’m a Mac‘ entertained Mac and PC user alike. Apple’s advertising today is boring and predictable, and the competition is just plain shameless.
Good Grief, Charlie Brown
While Apple’s marketing efforts seem more in tune with a giant sloth than a high powered technology company, Apple’s competitors have set a new high in lows.
Samsung, never a company too shy to poke a stick in your eye for using a competitor’s product, has been caught red handed. Again.
The Galaxy maker has been caught lying more than a member of congress, yet still insists it’s fun to shoot itself in the foot.
John Brownlee has a great stock photo of a professional model using an iPhone. The aforementioned Samsung artfully dropped in a Galaxy S4 image in place of the iPhone.
Hey. Original photography costs real money. Of course, Samsung is the same company which paid bloggers to flood the web with false reviews and comments about a rivals smartphone. We’ve all seen the anti-iPhone television commercials which depict iPhone users as old morons.
Sure, that’ll get an iPhone user to try out a Samsung product. The Next Web has news of Samsung using screenshots of the iPhone’s Maps app to promote the Galaxy Player.
There’s a reason why Samsung lost a multi-billion dollar patent fight against Apple.
What of the Darth Vader of technology? Yes, I’m talking about Microsoft. After years of being bludgeoned by Apple’s delightfully tasteful and effective ‘I’m a PC, I’m a Mac’ television and web commercials, Microsoft has struck back.
At everyone. With a ‘Why can’t we all just get along?‘ attitude in a video we can all relate to. A food fight where Microsoft and Nokia are the good guys.
Oh, how we long for those glory days of yesteryear when Apple had something to say that was fun to watch.
Today’s Apple is getting battered by everyone from second tier players like BlackBerry and Nokia, to Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, all of whom want Apple’s chic panache and customer loyalty but are unwilling to do what’s necessary to attain it.