Samsung tries to rain on Apple’s parade with series of mocking tweets
The day everyone’s been waiting for has finally come… and gone. Everyone but Samsung, that is, as well as presumably other Android device manufacturers which will no doubt be hurt by Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launches.
In keeping with tradition, Cupertino’s arch-rival was not silent during the glitzy San Francisco press event, starting its latest in a long line of Twitter tirades as the iPad Pro broke cover, alongside an optional “Apple Pencil” accessory.
While Samsung has never claimed the invention of styluses, the Korean OEM is largely responsible for making them fashionable and widely accepted in the mainstream tech décor. The S Pen was first bundled with a then bizarre Galaxy Note phablet way back in 2011, and all four subsequent generations focused a big chunk of their marketing efforts on the productivity-enhancing contraption.
A quartet of Note tablets paired the S Pen with 8 to 12.2-inch screens between 2012 and last year, so it’s no wonder the Apple Pencil #SoundsFamiliar to Samsung Mobile UK. Meanwhile, Siri is said to be “lost for words” when approached about the Galaxy S6 Edge, and the S6 Edge+ is recommended for people “suffering from Post-Traumatic Key-Note Disorder.”
Finally, one of the reasons that makes Samsung think the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus can’t steal their flagship Androids’ thunder is the six-month free Google Play music streaming offered for S6 Edge+ buyers, compared to half that in Apple Music.
Seems like a relatively reasonable point, but is it really a key differentiator? You’d reckon the masters of anti-competition publicity could come up with stronger jabs than that, right?