Samsung has been known to always mock Apple around the time the Cupertino company announces a new product. A new commercial, released on Thursday, may be Samsung’s most aggressive one yet. BGR describes Samsung’s latest ad.
“Titled ‘It’s not a phone, it’s a Galaxy,’ the short ad focuses on the one feature you can’t expect from any iPhone – well, not right out of the box – and that’s wireless charging that’s available on the three Galaxy S6 devices (regular, edge and edge+) and on the Galaxy Note 5.”
BGR goes on to note that the title of the commercial is a stab at Apple’s title, “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone.”
While wireless charging is convenient, it is also very slow — unless you have the Galaxy Note 5, which is the first smartphone to offer fast wireless charging. It’s also important to note that you can charge the iPhone wirelessly, but you just need a small adapter that could cost about $10. If you go to Starbucks, the rings are readily available by their wireless charging tables.
Apple certainly has a lot riding on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Many were shocked that Apple didn’t increase the screen resolution on both devices. BGR usually praises Apple, but admits that this is a problem, but more so on the regular iPhone 6s.
“That’s not to say Apple’s iPhone Retina displays are bad. In fact, far from it. But at 326 ppi, the iPhone 6s in particular has a very low pixel density compared to comparable handsets, and it shows. The 6s Plus’ 401 ppi is fine though, and we don’t mind waiting until next year for a bump in resolution,” says author Zach Epstein.
The Independent reports that Apple’s stock actually fell after the announcement of the new iPhone and other Apple products.
“Apple shares slid around 2 per cent to close lower on Wednesday after a blockbuster unveiling of new products, including the iPhone 6s, iPad Pro and Apple TV. “
The article goes on to note that investors tend to be cautious after new Apple product announcements, but they believe Apple will still thrive in the long run. Samsung, however, just had to deal with rumors of laying off 10,000 employees. According to Android Central, Samsung completely denies the rumor. Some joke that the rumors were started by Apple.
What do you think of the announcement of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus? Are they the best smartphones on the market, or does Samsung win with the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge? Let us know in the comments section.
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