Samsung deletes ad mocking Apple after copying Apple

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"Apple sure was lame getting rid of the headphone jack. And -- wait, we're copying them?"
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Samsung attempted to quietly delete one of its old ads mocking Apple for ditching the headphone jack in the iPhone 7.

Why? Because, as it turns out, Apple might have been right with its controversial move. Samsung followed Apple’s lead by leaving the 3.5mm jack out of its new Galaxy Note 10. Oh, Samsung, will you never learn?

The 2017 Samsung ad was called “Growing Up.” It showed an Apple user becoming more and more frustrated with the various ways their handset lagged behind the Samsung competition. In one shot in the ad, the user is depicted listening to their music using an ungainly series of dongles. Eventually, the user gives in and buys a Samsung Galaxy.

It was, admittedly, a pretty funny ad at the time — albeit full of Samsung’s trademark passive-aggressive swipes at the iPhone. It arrived at a time when everyone was still outraged about losing the headphone jack from the iPhone.

Jump forward a couple of years, and that now appears a distant memory.

Which is presumably why Samsung thought it could sneakily delete the ad from some of its YouTube channels as it unveiled the new Note 10 handset. While there’s plenty to like about the new device, it’s undeniably amusing that Samsung would mock Apple for making a decision, then turn around and copy it a couple years later. Heck, it even tried to cover its tracks when it did so.

Of course, just like deleting your old tweets, deleting old videos from YouTube doesn’t always work as intended. Have these folks really never heard of the Streisand effect?

Source: Business Insider