Samsung Ripped Off Apple's Original iPhone Ad For Galaxy Gear Launch [Video] | Cult of Mac

Samsung Ripped Off Apple’s Original iPhone Ad For Galaxy Gear Launch [Video]



What’d Samsung ripoff from Apple this week? Well, you may have heard that the Galaxy Gear just dropped a few days ago. The reviews have been less than stellar, but to promote its smartwatch Samsung released a commercial that looks a whole lot similar to the very first iPhone commercial Apple dropped at the Oscars in 2007.

The original iPhone ad featured tons of famous movie scenes with someone picking up a phone and saying “hello,” and then a shot of the iPhone was finally shown at the end. Samsung has taken inspiration from Apple and released their own take but all the scenes are people using smartwatches like in Star Trek, Predator, and Inspector gadget.

Take a look a look for yourself and tell us what you think:

iPhone – Hello – 2007

Galaxy Gear – A Long Time Coming – 2013

At this point, it seems pretty obvious that Samsung wants consumers to draw parallels between them and Apple. And why not? The company clearly sees itself as the successor to Apple’s hardware throne, and the company believes the Galaxy Gear will truly be as revolutionary as the iPhone. Too bad the product doesn’t live up to the hype though.


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