Apple mocked again by latest Samsung advertising, but does it have a point?
Samsung USA has pulled the wraps of its latest Apple-mocking ad campaign today, but does it have a point this time? The ads in question — one up top, one down below — show the Galaxy Note 3 and brand new Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. LeBron James is "running away from this (i)Phone" because of its small, non-HD display, while the Tab Pro is chosen over the iPad Air on its multitasking and display quality. The question is, are Samsung's points valid? Are they mocking Apple based on features that iPhone and iPad owners really do desire?
The iPhone 5s display is by no means poor quality. The Retina Display is as good today as it was when it launched. Apple has set reasons over why it chooses the resolution of its displays across the iPhone and iPad, sure. But when other manufacturers are going to 1080p displays at as small as 4.7-inches, is Samsung right in suggesting that folks are looking to such specs when they're choosing a new smartphone?
The tablet question is a little trickier. For example, I like to use my iPad when I'm relaxing as many other folks do. I can't be properly productive on my iPad, and honestly, I don't want to be. But there's no doubt there are those that do. However, in this regard I'm not sure the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is the answer. I used one briefly at CES, and the display is stunning, but the interface still leaves a lot to be desired. It's an improvement on Samsung tablets of old, but it still reeks of cramming as much as possible in front of your face.
The iPhone 6 has been widely rumored to sport a larger display. We recently ran a post that got a lot of you guys talking, asking if you'd be disappointed if the iPhone 6 didn't have a larger display. There was a lot of feedback on both sides of the argument, but maybe, just maybe Apple end up going down that route sooner rather than later. Thoughts?