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Have you seen the latest Samsung Galaxy S II ad that pokes fun at iPhone buyers? It’s controversial for sure, but in some ways, Apple, too, has set a condescending tone for non-iPhone owners in its own ads. Check out the video and cast your vote.

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If you haven’t seen the latest Samsung Galaxy S II advertisement, you’re missing one of the most controversial conversations going on right now. The video spot takes clear aim at Apple iPhone buyers, causing some iPhone owners to be offended by the ad. Here it is, in case you missed it.

Personally, I find the ad to be humorous, as it’s poking fun at the reality of iPhone frenzy when each new model arrives: Long lines of customers still reading and researching what Apple’s latest handset can or can’t do. On the flipside, I see where Apple fans could feel slighted. But — and it could just be me — I’ve felt slighted by Apple’s own commercials.

The company has been running several spots that start out with the line, “If you don’t have an iPhone…..” The ads then go on to show all the things you’re missing out on by not owning an iPhone. I get that. However, I always come away with a feeling that the unfinished beginning sentence could be answered with “… you’re an idiot.”

Anyway, we’ll all have different thoughts on this one, making for a good poll. Regardless of whether you use a phone from Samsung or from Apple — I use both, by the way — what’s your take on this ad? Has Samsung gone too far, or is turnabout on Apple fair play?

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  8. It’s fair play, it’s just not that good.

    1. I agree. They didn’t say anything that isn’t essentially true.
      But for me it reeks of desperation.
      And “massive’ is not a positive point when it comes to portability IMHO.

    2. Dangerous. I don’t see this as Android insulting me, I see Samsung insulting me. That’s going to have ripple effects. I don’t buy products from companies that insult me. Samsung makes a lot.

      1. You obviously need to check your perspective…Samsung insulting you? Get real…..

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  19. “Offensive” is a bit of a stretch. Are Apple users officially an ethnic group now or something? Can we check “Fanboy” on the census??

    1. I believe Apple users now consider themselves to be a religion.

  20. No mas ofensivo que el de I’m a Mac… RT @jkOnTheRun: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/8QEJ1yyY

  21. Pure genius! Love it! RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/JK0NUAW2

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  26. Its always funny to make fun of Niley Patel, I mean Apple hipsters.

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  29. Paramendra Bhagat Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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  30. haha to funny! “i could never get a Samsung, Im creative” right??? is that what helps you fall asleep @ night?

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  33. Offensive? I don’t think so. RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/bNqZTz7C

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  41. Peter Alexandrov Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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  46. RT @mobileslate: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/ry3wcfIW (Coke and Pepsi poke fun at each other, why not Samsung and Apple?)

  47. I think the ad’s motive is to strike curiosity onto non-Samsung and non-Android phone users. Offensive? –NOT!

  48. I think the last line (“This phone… is amazing.”) was a little forced as far as “candid advertisements” go, but I swear I’ve had otherwise near-identical conversations with people regarding my Samsung Galaxy S.

    As for the assertion of it being offensive, I think certain people need to grow up. On the one hand, this is a silly thing to take personally. On the other hand, objectively it IS idiotic to stand in line for a product a week before it actually comes out, and days before even a third-party product review gets published.

    You’re rolling the dice by being an early adopter, and there’s not even a payoff with Apple. There are no “limited edition” iPhones. A smart person would wait all of 4-5 days and then place an order after reviews have identified all of the potential issues.

  49. Totally fair game. I don’t think anything stated isn’t factual. I don’t really care since I’m a WP7 user (although I do have an ipad) but I do think the ad is humorous.

  50. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/xoC2F0v9

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  53. @seanleary I am happy with my Galaxy. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/3u5vLVMq

  54. Steven Van der Werf Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    It’s a decent concept, not particularly well executed.
    I love my iPhone 4S just as I loved the 3G I had for a good while before it.
    I’ve heard the SII is very, very good, but haven’t seen one.

    this add would not in any way convince me to *try* the SII had I not already bought the 4S, so to that extent it just isn’t a very good advert.

    1. The point of the commercial is not to suddenly get Apple fans to start buying Samsung phones. It’s to change the mindset that queueing up for and owning iPhones is cool. Gradually, people will start to realise that it’s a silly thing to do and may even be embarrassed by it, especially when their friends remember this commercial and start to snigger at them for queueing for a product that’s not actually that good. And people will start to realise as well that owning an iPhone doesn’t automatically mean you are creative or hip.

      1. Actually, it’s quite a good product. It might not have all the customization android does… but It’s a very good phone. So I don’t know where this notion of “a product thats not actually that good” came from.

  55. RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/RijZ67i3

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  58. Its just as offensive as the Apple I’m a Mac and I’m a PC ad.

  59. Dileepa Prabhakar Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Did anybody ask this question during the “I’m a Mac/PC” Apple ad. campaign? *That* was offensive. This, is the truth.

    1. The Apple commercials made fun of PC’s not PC users. This commercial isn’t directed at the iPhone, it targets *people* who use iPhones, so it’s fair to ask those people if they’re offended. I’m personally not, but to each his own.

      1. ^This

        I liked the idea but there were some parts that were a little too insulting–the “I’m creative” and the “4g phone comeback” parts were obviously making fun of iPhone owners. They’re basically saying that iPhone owners follow the stereotypes outlined in the video, which _is_ a little insulting. Not saying that it’s a massive insult; I’m just saying that it’s a little insulting.
        In other words, it could have been great, but they went too heavy on the name-calling and stereotypes.
        Just my 2¢.

      2. NO, the PC Vs. Mac commercials didn’t make fun of PC users at all. . . . right!

        Let me see, a fat, unattractive, poorly dressed–70ish, stuffy non-creative guy = PC users.

        No, that doesn’t insult PC users at all.

        Why do you think so many people detest apple? Because apple insults all users of non-apple products very frequently.

        e.g. “Android is for geeks only”

        Do we really need to give you more proof that apple is the more “insulting” company?

  60. Poll: Are you Apple or Samsung? Sure doesn’t make me want a Samsung phone. How about you, Siri? http://t.co/lcYBPaFf

  61. Apple fanboys and fangirls have become so ridiculous that they’ve become a self-parody of a cult. I own very product in the Apple suite but their just devices. I this this commercial is great. People, especially Apple cultists, take themselves so seriously. Btw, Samsung is creating kickass products now too.

  62. How can anyone from the apple camp consider it offensive? After all isn’t apple the “PC Vs Mac” creator? And how many other commercials & comments out of apple inc directly insult competitors?

    The commercial is hilarious, precisely because it’s more accurate than not.

  63. I agree with LD. Fair play, it’s just not a good ad.

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  66. Fair play. I found it funny but it’s all subjective. There is no absolute OS. I still place windows 7 last and android/iOS on top but that will change on the next windows update

  67. I believe their objective was to make iPhone customers look like lemmings. Instead, it just makes Samsung look envious of Apple for creating ravenous buyers of its products. Offensive? No. Fail? Yes. Kind of reminds me of how Microsoft has to give away concert tickets to get people to line up at their store openings unlike Apple.

    1. Really? I got to disagree with you no that one, it was no way a fail, it got us all talking and lets be honest the long lines, desperate searching for useless information, all kinda smack of lemmings.. Sort of reminds me of queues for a phone that because everyone owns is less about being cool and hip or whatever Apple was pushing their brand as and more about being one of the crowd, aka a lemming.

  68. It is a funny ad, but if Samsung wants to lure Apple fanbois to its own phones, polarizing their opinion by humiliating them with such snarky campaigns is probably not the right way to go.

    1. You mean unlike all of Apples campaigns? Which, to be fair worked…

  69. Worker 2.0 | francly Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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  70. Really? Are iPhone users now a persecuted minority? @kevinctofel: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/WXToFlhh

  71. RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/E38WILHm Interesting approach, Samsung.

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  73. The Apple Blog – Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/LoQovM21

  74. Samsung’s ad IS offensive.

    1. Why? Because it makes the march of creative wannabes loom less than fabulous? This is exactly what fruit fans are like, refusing to consider other options, thinking they can’t buy anything else because owning the same one-size-fits-all product somehow makes them original and creative.

  75. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/zPWVJyMJ via @zite
    Samsung has No Honor.

  76. Offensive to who — people who worship corporations?

  77. How can it be offensive? Fruit phone acolytes love to chide others and make fun of everyone else. Now they’re getting a taste of their own medicine and they’re crying foul? Apple fans really are just the worst. Android > all products from the fruit company.

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  81. I’m an iPhone user, and I don’t see this as offensive. Really, if anything, I’d say it wasn’t even that good of a commercial. Regardless of companies portrayed in that ad, it doesn’t make me want to do anything. “This screen is massive” didn’t really help this ad much either. Kinda like my thought of the old “Get a Mac” ads. Fair play, but not compelling

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  83. RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/RijZ67i3

  84. Karthik Bharadwaj Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/J5hG8oKu

  85. I think it’s pretty good. It’s the kind of ribbing you get when you’re in top spot. Microsoft got it for their PCs and Apple is going to get it with their mobile devices. Sure it bruises a little… like when someone gets a good joke in at your expense, but I can take it.

  86. Anyone offended by the ad has no life. (Although my life is also suspect because I commented on the ad.)

  87. Thangaswamy Jayarajan Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    It’s funny, they even copied the ads….lol…

  88. I own an iPhone, watched the video, and laughed. It’s fun humor and can’t for the life of me understand why anyone would or should be offended. I believe there are much greater subjects in the world which deserve an emotional response, not petty responses for material objects.

  89. It is a funny ad, but I dont think it can attract people to buy Samsung ! The only advantage they highlighted in the video is 4G ( people either dont know about it and those who know, understand that 4G is just a hype right now ) and the fact that S2 is bigger … And for gods sake, it is a phone ! It is not your dick to be proud of it’s size :D

  90. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/v8hQtGqe

  91. “Dude, you’re a barista” – that is excellent.

  92. dwight silverman Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  93. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  94. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  95. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  96. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/Jlc3JNqo

  97. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  98. Brandon Thompson Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  99. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  100. Federico Fernandez Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  101. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/XFC0Arii

  102. Andrew D’Aoust Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  103. luis antónio santos Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/vTsOQs5T

  104. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  105. NeitherL Funny! RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/SL2JXDPS

  106. Mac (L) McCarthy Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    NeitherL Funny! RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/bDM5YClk

  107. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

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  111. Peter Alexandrov Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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  112. they’re pointing out that you don’t HAVE to stand in line for a good phone, or “the next big thing”

  113. Khalid Moh’d Sulail Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  114. It’s not offensive, but the truth is that’s A Samsung, not THE iPhone. That’s the difference between Apple and Samsung. I can say that Samsung has good hardware on phones, but the cheap plastics a that fugly interface (copied after Apple) is making me to want that iPhone. I see Samsung as an alternative to iPhone. Yes, they are good, but they don’t want to be the best, even they could.

    1. So you agree that the iphone has a “fugly” interface.

    2. THE iPhone? Does that mean it needs to be venerated? Worshiped, humbly held in a hand and prayed over (which we all had to do to get it to work oh iphone 4…)
      Seriously, it is a phone, I have a perfectly good Samsung Galaxy SII and had a perfectly good Iphone 3GS. Neither of them are THE anything except, ‘Where is the B***dy phone’ or suchlike.

  115. Fair game, especially given the I’m a Mac / I am a PC campaign that Apple ran for a long time. What is ironic is that during Apple’s campaign, the ‘Mac’ was a guy in a t-shirt and jeans and the ‘PC’ guy was in a suit. In this ad, the Apple people are still the t-shirt and jean type, but the Samsung people are hipster-yuppies. So Microsoft are the business end, Samsung are the hipster-yuppies, and Apple are the casual folks. Based on the ads. They have all been categorized. Bottom line – this ad is way better than phones turning their owners into robots… those are so lame.

  116. Pretty ridiculous that identifying emotionally with this multinational corporation is now so pervasive that this is a valid question.

  117. RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/RijZ67i3

  118. Well it is obvious that Samsung started this just prior to the holiday shopping frenzy, iPhone has overall consideration rate within consumers and is gaining market share within the business enterprise. In our company alone they replaced every single highly expensive business telephone with a iPhone docked into a ifusion smart station running Cisco mobile app. I now have one devise for all my personal and business communications needs. They told us all the power saving alone in one year from the old desk phone paid for the entire project. Nobody at this point can come close to this however please try for us consumers really enjoy all the new and innovated products developed from the spirit of competition.

  119. Martijn van der Neut Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Zelfs ik als iPhone-bezitter vind deze ad geslaagd… “Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play?” http://t.co/tZbNSH7K

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  121. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  122. I think this is a case of when the cool kids don’t like it when the nerds make fun of them. 8)

  123. Salazar @ Teelook Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/5IgosGig

  124. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  125. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  126. Jeremiah Nilsson Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Own just one thing from Samsung – a printer.
    It has to be replaced soon (toner cart costs more than printer).
    It will not be replaced by a Samsung product. Because they insult me, I don’t buy things from companies that insult me.
    I will put an effort into NOT buying any Samsung product for as long as possible.

    1. Because they insult you? Is your ego really that big, if it is, how on earth do you live on the planet, surely you must reside on Mars or another intergalactic rock. Or is it just ok for Apple to insult anyone they want? Oh wait, I understand you are a barista, probably even a starbucks one. You cool dude you.

  127. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  128. This ad is fair and funny! Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/sZNWyiFy #fb

  129. I love my iPhone and not an Android fan, but, hey, it’s only an ad. And it’s kinda almost funny too. If you can’t laugh at yourself…

  130. Not offensive :)
    Those guys in line likes the Samsung, but! Nobody would buy it anyway when you can have an Iphone…

  131. If you think this is offensive then you don’t get it. The point is that Apple is an ELECTRONICS COMPANY, not a religion. There is nothing inherently good about Apple, and even if there was, there are better offerings from nearly every other competitor.

  132. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  133. Samsung only wishes it could have the same fanaticism; more of a tribute to Apple and the power of its brand. Maybe if Samsung wasn’t such a pus, and built its own OS, it could get over its obsession with screen size…lol…

  134. Miguel Caballero Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Ja ja, el anuncios del #GalaxySII en USA, donde más duele! RT @gigaom http://t.co/B24lh03h

  135. For iphone users: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/dFD3X0Gp

  136. RT @mcaballero: Ja ja, el anuncios del #GalaxySII en USA, donde más duele! RT @gigaom http://t.co/B24lh03h

  137. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/isT5Neq1 via @zite Too funny!

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  139. Move over iPhone. TheNextBigThing is already here! http://t.co/LnvscccO

  140. Insulting, offensive…are you kidding me!? I love how Mac vs. PC ads were fair game, but dare have a laugh at Apple users and it’s a “controversy”. Quit your whining and stop taking yourself so seriously. I, for one, am happy to finally see and Android add that isn’t about slaying alien monster robots.

  141. Stephen Plumridge Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  142. Funny and not at all offensive, unless you’re a Barista.

  143. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/Bp7l9RhR via @zite

  144. Samsung tries the Lemmings ad http://t.co/6Hle0qYF strategy on #Apple http://t.co/02aa46ai. Bad ideas in ’85 are still bad in 2011

  145. RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/ASBQJR3F – Aww, fanboys can’t take a joke well done @Samsung.

  146. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  147. I LOVE this ad! #Samsung Galaxy SII vs #Apple: offensive or fair play? http://t.co/tAZ45EY5

  148. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  149. I think it’s a fair ad, quite funny and true. Though I much prefer the iPhone interface and the general screen look and feel on the iphone having tried both. The galaxy feels a little bit like a jumble sale when navigating and the apps and app store feel a lot more fluid and composed on the iPhone.

  150. Offensive? I don’t find it any more offensive than Apple’s nya-nya sounding “If you don’t have an iPhone, you don’t have an iPhone” commercials. Fair play.

  151. A great reply would’ve been, “Oh, a Galaxy II? Well check THIS out!” and the dude pulls out a SamsungHTCGalaxyNexusXIIV Flavor of the Month android phone.

  152. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/xMJwzDNy via @zite

  153. RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/RijZ67i3

  154. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play?: If you haven’t seen the latest Samsung Galaxy S I… http://t.co/ryPtmvou #gigaom

  155. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/bHozk85X

  156. What’s all this mntion of 4G the iPhone 4S has same data speed!Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/LKOAoPFT

  157. I think this commercial is quite sad. Bad humor, looks like a jealous child approving himself to a bully. It gives you a feeling that Samsung really does have a problem with Apple. Specially next to all this lawsuits and bans on Samsung products for patent infringement. At least Apple commercials with a pc and a mac were funny and not rude, but cynical.

  158. Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/vjqu8Htt (I think the ad is funny, but I just switched from iPhone to Galaxy!)

  159. RT @mobileslate: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/ry3wcfIW (Coke and Pepsi poke fun at each other, why not Samsung and Apple?)

  160. Mahesh Sreekandath Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  161. Jevon Oakman Bolden Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    RT @jwikert: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/vjqu8Htt (I think the ad is funny, but I just switched from iPhone to Galaxy!)

  162. The best is the Futurama episode “Attack of the Killer App”

  163. john in brisbane Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Yeah right. Those mac vs pc ones were very similar… Something Samsung clearly is aware of.

  164. Mauricio Olivares Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    La publicidad del Samsung Galaxy S II, ¿Ofensiva, o fair play? – GigaOm- http://t.co/HzTlChIm – shared from @Taptu

  165. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/BWB01rOn #Apple #iPhone

  166. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  167. This is pretty funny – Samsung ad makes fun of iPhone users http://t.co/wQOgZaz5

  168. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/xdvjpjkQ

  169. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  170. “@gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/biicaZp2” watch the video, its good!

  171. A Karim Siddiqui Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    hahahaha i have ipad2 and it froze in the middle of scrolling webpages while SGS2 dont LOLOLOLOLOL creative my ass!

  172. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/Hz4lsEZC

  173. S2 u rock buddy.. im frm india, chennai.. this is my first mobil from samsung and it is very worth to own it.. wow the display, screen.. sound and the very sensitive touch screen is awsome.. its a killer for the iphone 5 …

  174. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/N1M36wt1

  175. SOCIAL MEDIA: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/P9oF3AWf #socialmedia

  176. RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/RijZ67i3

  177. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? – GigaOm http://t.co/JUsUfcvp

  178. Interesting comment on “Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play?” @gigaom: http://t.co/4ot6Dt28 via @gigaom

  179. what’s the big deal? it’s an ad… nothing controversial about it. unless you are one of those people in the line.

  180. That’s pretty weak. Everyone who believes that a phone makes you look good is just dumb, no matter if it’s Samsung or Apple. They don’t want to be different from Apple, they just seem to be jealous that people are not queuing up for a Samsung phone, once they do, it’ll be exactly the same thing.

  181. RT @dsilverman: Samsung ad mocking iPhone line-standers is funny http://t.co/EWovAjM5 But also hammers home that, um, no one lines up for Samsung phones.

  182. Ana Paola Teixeira Thursday, November 24, 2011

    Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/6lv59RbA

  183. whoever cries at this Ad is a super crapple fanboy. Its hilarious and i actually Lol’d at one point lol. “how will anyone know i upgraded?” WHEN THEY SEE YOU TALKING TO YOUR PHONE LIKE A DUM@SS!

  184. RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/VP0F6CnR

  185. Nothing offensive, just a funny ad, IMHO…

  186. People who wait in line to be ahead of everyone by a day or so leave themselves wide open for ridicule. And quite frankly deserve it. In any case, Apple is on a downward spiral since the big guy left, and I have never liked Apple since they stole the name from the Beatles. So put that in your app and install it.

  187. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/S1JtH6pK

  188. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? — Mobile Technology News http://t.co/RNgRoU8k

  189. My take: this will #backfire – good luck #samsung! http://t.co/P9xb330t

  190. This might replace my iPhone 3G http://t.co/SEg62Wwl

  191. A little test:
    Take an iPhone (2G, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S) in your right hand.
    With your right thumb try to reach every corner of the iPhone screen.
    Take the new Samsung Galaxy SII in your right hand.
    With your right thumb try to reach every corner of the SII screen.

  192. I love all things Apple and thought the commercial was hilarious. If you are offended you need thicker skin.

  193. Rainer la Barre Thursday, November 24, 2011

    Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/RmwqpZfB

  194. mac guy vs pc guy commercials anyone?

  195. Awesome commercial.
    Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/a0YnhWJ5 via @zite

  196. Brian Stringfellow Thursday, November 24, 2011

    Not sure why, but I’m enjoying the fact that certain people seem to be offended by it. The ad is making fun of ‘that guy’ and apparently people are associating themselves. That is funny. I waited in line for an iPad2 and laughed at myself for doing it, but it was a fun experience. This ad is funny. Samsung is not targeting the people who associate themselves with the actors in the commercial. It’s not for you.

    1. Well said. I’ve waited in line for some stupid sh!t from time to time just for shi!ts and giggles. In the end it’s all just junk that we play with. Nothing to get worked up over, though I do find it interesting just how fanb_is attribute so much of themselves to what they own. Used to be mainly apple users but now we see it more and more in every camp–it’s just nuts! Probably says a lot about the current generation and how easily they are marketed to.

  197. This is hilarious! You gotta see the 21 funniest car print ads ever posted yesterday! It’s sooo funny!

    http://www.coldscoop.com/2011/11/24/21-funniest-car-print-ads-ever/

  198. Those who said this commercial won’t get them buying Samsung is not getting it at all. The point of the commercial is to change the mindset of the consumer. Gradually people will start to realise that it’s not cool and in fact very silly to be queueing for iPhones. The next time they do it, their friends will remember this commercial and snigger at them. Over time, the cool thing would be to own some other handsets (Samsung or otherwise) and not be a lemming without independent thought.

  199. Flavius Saracut Friday, November 25, 2011

    I just bought the 4S, though I find the commercial really funny. They exploited some stereotypes associated with Apple brand, but I don’t feel myself falling in that category so if someone buys a product just to support the image that he’s creative, maybe deserves the irony. :) On the other hand Samsung didn’t impress me with the screensize and the 4G.

  200. Samsung vs Apple Ad – it’s funny! who cares http://t.co/erhC7KMK

  201. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/CAV708WL

  202. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/eoXUZQqV (my answer: hilarious!) #Samsung #iPhone

  203. RT @ilandc Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/qEWrbHCD (my answer: hilarious!) #Samsung #iPhone

  204. My bro sent me the Samsung versus Apple commercial. I was just happy because @SirCraigFrank was in it: http://t.co/9jPU3dr4

  205. That’s Priceless! Very Well Done.

    Personally, I’m waiting for the 5. But in the meantime, I wouldn’t mind a Razr.

  206. Yes, comparing yourself to competitors proves you are generally not the leader. Apple was not the leader with Macs, and Samsung is not the leader in mobile. If Samsung focused a bit on their products it would be.

    I didn’t watch this, and I really don’t care to…

  207. RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/hij0GjdH

  208. Huge controversy! An ad so offensive! No, it doesn’t poke fun at a race or religion – but Apple! http://t.co/BaInw5qv #HyperboleHeadline

  209. I’m a mac person, 2 Macbook Pros, iPhone 4S, Apple TV… The full effect haha. But I actually found this commercial funny. I personally prefer a phone that actually works, which is why I have an iPhone.

  210. I couldn’t find offensive here ?
    But I know apple is defensive

  211. My thoughts on this ad: http://techfanatix.com/2011/11/24/samsung-takes-the-bull-by-the/

    It’s almost embarrassing for Samsung that they make fun of Apple for having great demand for their products. Anyone ever wait in line for a Samsung product? Ever? Hmmm…

  212. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? — Mobile Technology News http://t.co/dYnSFR7H via @addthis Watch if you haven’t…

  213. Whoa they are taking a poll. I vote hilarious! http://t.co/ExTpwuFO

  214. eric partington Saturday, November 26, 2011

    RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/RijZ67i3

  215. RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/DCT9pg0y

  216. RT @gigaom: Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/RijZ67i3

  217. Curling Pilipinas Sunday, November 27, 2011

    Coming from an owner of iPad 1, iPhone 2G, 3GS, 4S and NOW Galaxy S2. this is sooo true hahahhaa

  218. I own a Galaxy S. I think the ad is crossing the line by making it seem that smart, able-bodied, tech-savvy people are fools for not being aware of (or utilizing) this specific android phone. It’s not a golden cow, for chrissakes.

  219. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? — Mobile Technology News http://t.co/cOeyqaX1

  220. Poll: Is Samsung’s ad offensive? http://t.co/KTWQp38a

  221. I read somewher about this “controversy”, and then I watched the ad and was all like, this is it? I had expected something… different. This one’s okay.

  222. The most true thing in that commercial is that nobody got out of the iPhone line. I think apples base is growing slower than it was and apples if you don’t have an iPhone adds we’re designed to build loyalty from those who do, preaching to the quire. People just now coming into the smart phone market ( young teens and the elderly) don’t understand the feelings of loyalty and faithfulness IPhone users have. Also young teens and the elderly love making fun of hipsters.

    To sum it up: nobody is getting a galaxy that has an iPhone because in typical hipster fashion we all have been bragging about iPhones for 4 years and can’t eat crow now.

  223. This Samsung commercial mocking Apple fans just reminded me of the days of the “I’m a Mac” ads – is it effective? – http://t.co/HGIj1QoX

  224. Poll: Samsung Galaxy S II ad; offensive or fair play? http://t.co/RDfG1wXa

  225. Fair play. Apple has been running more offensive ads against PC for years.

  226. Apple has done the same in their previous “If you don’t have an iPhone” advertisement, mocking non-iPhone users.

    I found the ads extremely hilarious and bold, more so because it really does reflect how Apple fanboys i know behave like. It’s also funny because their ego’s were easily bruised by this commercials instead of taking it with a grain of salt. I think they were preparing for Jihad after seeing these ads. lol

    Interesting to note that some of my Apple product owning friends (who aren’t die-hard fanboys) weren’t offended at all and also found the ad humorous stating that they feel sorry for the poor saps standing in line for hours or days instead of doing other productive things.