“The stunt is suspected to be part of Samsung‘s campaign to promote the Galaxy S III smartphone,” Pachal reports. “Captured on video by blogger Nate “Blunty” Burr and reported by Australian site Mumbrella, a black bus with the words “Wake Up” prominently painted on the side pulled up beside the Apple Store. Several people wearing black clothing then exited the bus, held up signs that also said “Wake Up” and, to hammer the point home, they all shouted the phrase over and over again.”
Pachal reports, “Samsung has planned [a] May 3 [event] in London. Samsung has already teased the Galaxy S III (although not directly) with another ad, which implied that iPhone owners are sheep. Samsung took a similar tack with its Super Bowl ad to promote the Samsung Galaxy Note.”
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MacDailyNews Take: What is it about the slavish copiers? The more they copy Apple, the more they insult Apple product users with their horrid, bound-to-backfire marketing.
Note to Samsung and their amateur guerrilla marketeers: Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it. Insulting Apple product users by calling them sheep isn’t new and it didn’t work the last time it was tried, either.
Here’s hoping Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to kick some Samsung ass someday, for a change, and is working very hard to alleviate, not maintain, or Jobs forbid, increase, Apple’s dependence on Samsung going forward. If not, perhaps Tim Cook, not to mention Apple shareholders, should “wake up.”
Here’s a question for Apple Inc. shareholders to ask their employee, Mr. Cook (email@example.com): On which planet do companies get paid billions to stamp out parts for competitors’ products and then, once they’re assembled, turn around and repeatedly piss all over them while churning out an unending stream of knockoffs of the very products that they publicly denigrate?
(Obviously, and unfortunately, Mr. Cook thinks that planet is named “Earth.”)
Here’s a shorter question for Apple Inc. shareholders to ask their employee, Mr. Cook: WTF are you doing any business at all with Samsung?
Did Mr. Cook, operations genius, really get Apple so dependent on one company that Apple cannot live without them?
Samsung has been ripping off Apple for nearly half a decade now. How long, exactly, does it take to stop doing business with them?
Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Fred Mertz" for the heads up.]
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