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Samsung Quietly Wipes Out Anti-Apple Ads After Removing Headphone Jack
By Izza Sofia, 12 Aug 2019
Samsung has been trolling Apple for the longest time over several lacking features, including the iPhone’s absent headphone jack.
The South Korean tech giant has been mocking Apple in its ads for the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9. Now that the company itself has ditched the headphone jack from its Galaxy Note 10, Samsung has secretly removed all of its iconic ads ridiculing its rival.
First spotted by Business Insider, Samsung scrubbed off its commercial titled Growing Up from its main channel on YouTube. The ad, which was released back in 2017, saw an iPhone user switching to a Samsung phone after he got fed up by the limitations of the Apple smartphone.
One scene in particular highlighted the 3.55mm to Lightning adapter that Apple eventually excluded from its packaging. At the end of the spot, the user decided to switch to the Galaxy Note 8 as his preferred option.
Samsung, too, heavily criticized Apple in a whole campaign entitled Ingenius, a twist on the name of Apple Store employees.
One spot from the series centers on the iPhone 7’s lack of headphone jack; Samsung finally ate its words when it introduced the Galaxy Note 10, which no longer comes with the headphone jack it was once so proud of.
While most of the ads are no longer available on Samsung’s channels, they have been reuploaded by third parties. You can watch the brutal Ingenius series below, in addition to 2017’s Growing Up commercial that has been taken down by Samsung Mobile USA but is still viewable on the Samsung Malaysia YouTube channel.
[via Phone Arena, opening image via Samsung Malaysia]
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