Samsung laughs at Apple’s tiny-screen, non-HD iPhone in new ad (with video)

“Anyone who watches the NBA knows that to win it all, you need size,” Chris Matyszczyk writes for CNET. “Samsung wants you to know that it’s the same with smartphones.”

“Oh, Apple might think it’s a terribly pretty and clever Steve Nash. But, let’s face it, he should be called Steve Gnat when faced with the larger, extra-dimensional presence of LeBron James,” Matyszczyk writes. “So in its latest ad for the Note 3, Samsung begins to chuckle at just how tiny Apple’s device is.”

“he Note, you see, has 5.7 inches of HD,” Matyszczyk writes. “Apple, on the other hand, has 4 inches of non-HD.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Nice anachronism, er… stylus.

As we’ve written extensively and as recently as last month:

When Apple finally extracts their collective head from their collective ass and ships iPhone models with larger screens, they’ll do more damage to slavish copier Samsung than all of their endless, plodding patent infringement cases combined.

We believe that Apple became infatuated with the fact that only they could produce small, thin smartphones with an efficient OS that could work with the small batteries that these compact iPhones housed. “Nobody else can do such things.” Meanwhile, battery-hogging Android leeches like Samsung slapped larger screens on their phones to hide the fact that they needed significantly larger batteries in order to run for even a few hours (Android phones are notorious for running out of charge).

Far too many otherwise intelligent consumers saw little or nothing of Apple’s considerable engineering superiority (the iPhone 5s is simply the best smartphone anyone has ever produced), these otherwise intelligent consumers only saw iPhone’s smaller screens. They didn’t see Android’s inefficiency or inferior ecosystem, they only saw phones with larger screens.

If we’ve heard from one person who went with an Android phone for a larger screen who in fact really wanted an iPhone – “I’d have gotten an iPhone if only they had a larger screen” – we’ve heard it from a thousand. These are top tier, cream-of-the-crop customers (i.e. Apple’s target demographic), not low information cheapskates. They want to be Apple customers and participate heavily in Apple’s ecosystems, but, for a few years now, Apple has been blowing these sales by failing to deliver the product these high value customers desired. It’s inexplicable; any downsides (fragmentation, inventory management, etc.) are vastly outweighed by the vast sales potential to those who should be Apple customers, but are now carrying a plastic piece of crap from Samsung.

Bottom line: Apple screwed the pooch on this one. Shit or get off the pot, Tim.

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  1. Note that the whole industry is called “MOBILITY”. At some point, it’s just silly. I’m not going to start bringing a “man bag” or a fanny pack or a backpack to carry my phone.

  2. there’s an idea if you have a steaming piece of crap if you want more attention make it a BIG steaming piece of crap !

    im so sick of these arguments about what apple is passing over by not catering to what the “market ” wants

    the palm restaurant does not think of it as a “lost” sale or customer if the hot dog vendor on the same corner sells a dog. he can sell a hundred and not make what the palm makes on one bottle of wine. EVEN IF THE HOTDOG GUY HAS “SHARE”

  3. Samsung keeps releasing these ads because it knows attacking Apple is the only way they’ll ever attract attention. In any event, I’m not going to be part of their game; I refuse to watch these ads.

  4. Apple’s ad in reply:

    Man with iPhone is being laughed at by kids with SameSong phablets. Man quickly and smoothly slips phone into pocket, then watches kids with a “let me see you do that” look. No actual dialogue yet. Kids try to stick phablets in pockets, which don’t fit and look silly. Man hands them an old-school bag phone bag, and says “Here, you might can use this. I haven’t needed it in decades.”

    I know, some of you think the bigger phone is the way to go. I get it. It isn’t for me, or for many of us.

  5. This is one of those times I’m really happy to be a female, who carries a purse with her all the time while out of the house. An iPhone with a larger screen is more than welcome in my purse!

    I can’t imagine it *not* coming this year. I’ll be waiting. Typing in particular gets really irritating in the long run with my current 4S…

      1. Siri and I have a very productive relationship, but one that must remain circumspect, carried out in city alcoves and gardens, away from prying ears. In board rooms where I must quickly pluck intelligence from the Internet, I rely on a previously stocked cache of queries stored in Settings>General>Shortcuts, or rely on my own memory — daring, I know, but solidly old-school and it often takes younger people by surprise. Knowing something, I mean. 😉

  6. Sorry to burst your bubbles, those who think you can’t easily pocket a note 3-you can.
    If you wear normal big boy pants, it fits in your picket easily.
    Deluding yourselves into thinking otherwise is stupid and childish, like the pants you must wear.

        1. Only a few.
          And I have no desire to get used to crass nastiness.

          At some point does one stand up to shitty behavior? I wouldn’t accept that from someone sharing my dinner table. Neither am I going to be silent about such behavior here.

  7. I wouldn’t touch Android with a ten-foot pole, but after months of gravitating to my 4S over my iPad, I’m finding it frustrating with my fat thumbs and aging eyes. So now I’m reaching for my iPad more and more, while finding it inexplicable how it could fully replace my iMac. It’s going to be a while before I give up my truck. And yes, I am no longer resistant to a bigger iPhone.

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