If you watch Samsung’s new TV commercial that mocks those dillweeds who stand in line for 72 hours waiting for a new iPhone and you don’t chuckle, you might wanna loosen up a bit. Cause it’s pretty funny.
We came across this little gem on Cult of Mac (a website that loves any story that makes Mac users look stupid or brainwashed): The Samsung ad dramatizes hipsters lined up around the block in New York and San Francisco waiting for a chance to get a newly released iPhone. Though there’s excitement over the new phone’s release, doubt and dissent is brewing among the faithful (including one girl who says “If it looks the same, how will people know I upgraded?” which, of course, was the question at the forefront of all our minds during Tim Cook’s keynote in October). The lobotomized iPhone-loving sheep then notice people nearby who also appear to be hipsters (except, maybe, 5 years older and with jobs) using the Samsung Galaxy S II. Jealousy and pettiness ensues, Samsung users aloofly enjoy their phones and go about their business while “The Rest of Us” become agitated and uncomfortable with the possibility that maybe they’re not buying the right phone.
As usual, Samsung forgets to mention a few small details. For instance, the commercial boasts the “massive” size of the Galaxy S II’s screen versus the iPhone’s (4.5-inch versus 3.5-inch), but forgets to mention the iPhone has a higher resolution display. On the other hand, their jab at the iPhone’s “sketchy” battery life was a bullseye, so fair play to Samsung.
It’s pretty funny, but it reflects one thing that a lot of people forget: The Apple users that non-Apple users make fun of are the same Apple users we make fun of. Wait in a line for 9 hours to get a phone, and I’m gonna make fun of you. It’s the circle of life.
Source: Cult of Mac