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    News - Microsoft publishes, then hastily removes, 7 iPhone parody videos

    Redmond has a quick change of heart over the “Fly on the wall at Cupertino” videos.
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    Re: News - Microsoft publishes, then hastily removes, 7 iPhone parody videos

    Comedy was never Microsoft's strong point, but this is just childish, puerile and very immature. Seriously, Microsoft - just stop it.

    The old Mac versus PC rivalry was entertaining for a couple of years because it was largely true and well orchestrated, but this seems to be taking (very weak) potshots at Apple purely for the sake of taking potshots. It's kinda like watching a child mocking another child in a silly voice.

    Unless you have something which is genuinely lightyears ahead of the competition (which you don't), I'd knock this on the head and concentrate on what's important.

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    Re: News - Microsoft publishes, then hastily removes, 7 iPhone parody videos

    I really don't get why people like to make such a big deal about using plastics as a construction material (and lets not forget what the Lumia range is largely constructed from).

    For starters, there's far more than one type of plastic; just because it's not made out of metal doesn't mean it's going to be made out of bin liners. And as for cost, plastics can easily be a more expensive option than aluminium.

    And then, plastic tends to be one *heck* of a lot more durable when subjected to knocks/drops than either metal, which scratches/deforms/chips (the thin anodising at least), or glass, which cracks/shatters/chips. A well-chosen polymer will just temporarily bend a bit, absorbing the impact and avoiding passing the energy onto the screen like a metal case.

    And yeah, the video is just embarrassingly childish.

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    Re: News - Microsoft publishes, then hastily removes, 7 iPhone parody videos

    I'm ashamed to say that I know people who wouldn't "get" that this is a mickey take - as in "see the amount of design that goes into an iphone, whereas your one just gets thrown together".

    That said, it's got a long, long, long way to go to come close in humour, sorry "humor", level to that series of old Galaxy Note/S3 adverts, especially the Superbowl one.

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    Re: News - Microsoft publishes, then hastily removes, 7 iPhone parody videos

    Harmless fun.

    I quite liked it. "Worth its weight in phone!"

    natch

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    Re: News - Microsoft publishes, then hastily removes, 7 iPhone parody videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Noli View Post
    Harmless fun.
    I quite liked it. "Worth its weight in phone!"
    natch
    "We wanted the gold standard in mobile phones, so we made it gold".

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    Re: News - Microsoft publishes, then hastily removes, 7 iPhone parody videos

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    I'm ashamed to say that I know people who wouldn't "get" that this is a mickey take - as in "see the amount of design that goes into an iphone, whereas your one just gets thrown together".

    That said, it's got a long, long, long way to go to come close in humour, sorry "humor", level to that series of old Galaxy Note/S3 adverts, especially the Superbowl one.
    Naa, this one is better: http://youtu.be/iwl9p2lxuDE

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    Re: News - Microsoft publishes, then hastily removes, 7 iPhone parody videos

    Quote Originally Posted by LeetyMcLeet View Post
    Naa, this one is better: http://youtu.be/iwl9p2lxuDE
    "I could never get a Samsung. I'm creative."

    "Dude, you're a barista."

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    Re: News - Microsoft publishes, then hastily removes, 7 iPhone parody videos

    Tbh I can't see how the Microsoft adds are any worse from the old Samsung ones...

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    Re: News - Microsoft publishes, then hastily removes, 7 iPhone parody videos

    Quote Originally Posted by LeetyMcLeet View Post
    Naa, this one is better: http://youtu.be/iwl9p2lxuDE
    That's part of the same The Next Big Thing set - starts with the S2 and then goes to the Note (I mis-remembered that the S3 was also part of that set - but that got normal "boring" ads instead).

    And if you like the "I'm creative. No dude, you're a barista" comment then you need to go to the end of that Note ad I linked to, because Mr Sourpuss Barista guy makes a reappearance.

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