Sunday, September 30, 2012


AD 1:
I saw one of the Samsung ads, apparently trying to poke fun at people waiting in line for the iPhone 5.

A guy was enjoying his Galaxy phone, and was holding the spot in line for his parents.

But he didn't try to sell them on his Galaxy phone, or say anything was wrong about their choice of an iPhone.  This implies that while the guy likes his phone, he must be agreeing that an iPhone is a better for his parents.

AD 2:
And the other commercial I saw was for the Droid phone.  I think an earlier ad, prominently pushing that it does turn-by-turn navigation while the iPhone didn't.

Google wasn't ever going to give that Android advantage away to Apple.  Maybe Apple could have spent a huge fortune for it from Google if Google would even agree to that for any amount of money.  But then who knows what next mapping advantage Google would have held out to keep a plus for Android.  Google had Apple at a huge disadvantage over maps.

It's a bit painful for some people today, but I'm sure Apple's maps are already improving.   The map app itself isn't the problem, it's the data.  Data on servers that Apple can easily update and fix.

It'll be interesting to see if iOS 7 changes so Bing is the default search engine.

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