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02-01-2013, 10:36 AM #1
Samsung Subtly Jabs at Apple Lawsuits in Super Bowl Ad
With Super Bowl XLVII on tap for this weekend, that means there's not only a barrage of football on the way, there's also a litany of must-see commercials that will beam into our living rooms everywhere on Sunday, leaving us all chatting about them on Monday.
One of the early 2013 standouts of this annual premium commercial showcase is Samsung, which is already logging hundreds of thousands of views (1.7 million in total) with a new Super Bowl teaser ad that, among other things, teases the legal battles between the company and tech rival Apple.
The teaser pointS out the highly litigious environment of today's business world. This argument is illustrated beautifully through the interplay by actors Seth Rogen, Bob Odenkirk and Paul Rudd, who are trying to come up with an idea for their Super Bowl ad, but hilariously can’t say any of the actual words associated with the Super Bow.
For example, instead of saying the "Super Bowl" with the 49ers and the Ravens, they end up calling the game “the big plate” featuring the San Francisco “50 minus one-es” and the Baltimore “black birds.”
The three never mention Apple, Samsung, rounded corners or anything like that, but it’s fairly clear what they’re talking about here. Samsung and Apple are still locked in a multi-national copyright war, and its easy to interpret Apple as the unnamed sue happy other in the spot.
02-01-2013, 11:08 AM #2
Alot smarter than calling apple owners dumb,its really funny keep it up samsung...
02-01-2013, 11:14 AM #3
That was really lame.
Samsung should just play up whatever they have and stop trying to make subtle/not so subtle jabs at Apple already.
02-01-2013, 11:18 AM #4
Coming from a company that skinned Android to looks more like iOS...
02-01-2013, 11:29 AM #5
Is it more or did I miss the "jab" was it the "cant say it cause you'll get sued" part?
02-01-2013, 11:34 AM #6
I have to say... Sal from Breaking Bad would make a great lawyer for Samsung since he is experienced in protecting people that can't follow rules.
Last edited by Norb; 02-01-2013 at 11:44 AM.
02-01-2013, 12:06 PM #7
How is this a jab at Apple? Hell, this is further evidence that when a company creates and markets something they protect it. Recently all of Apple's products, NFL "Super Bowl" and Chrysler's slogan "Built in Detroit" have been taken for the gain of someone other than the rightful owner and they have sued to protect it.
Did everyone forget the when the NFL threatened to sue a church for advertising a Super Bowl party? Not to mention they have aggressively been pursuing the shut down of any effort to use the Super Bowl with paying for it's rights?
Forbes has a write-up...
02-01-2013, 12:40 PM #8
Maybe it's Samsung making fun of themselves for trying to find ways to copy things without being sued.
And I'm sure they can't say NFL, Super Bowl, etc because it would cost them millions more to be "official" partners. They're merely advertisers that pay millions.
Either way, the clip is funny.
02-01-2013, 12:44 PM #9
Apple is like a 4 year old that constantly says MINE
Apple is holding other companies and themselves back from learning from each other and making the best product that they can for the customer
Apple patents everything they own because they are scared it will get copied, is Samsung doing this?
Apple is constantly suing a company instead of trying to work with a company
What if Apple actually teamed up with Samsung and made an Amazing phone?
02-01-2013, 12:58 PM #10
And Apple sues everybody because they want to protect their patents. Every company sues, you just do not hear about every single suit because they are not advertised. Samsung probably sues and gets sued more than Apple but not that many people know that.
And for the copying segment you wrote about, how many different ways can you design a tablet? Like 90% of tablets are copies of each other. Look at the Nook tablet by barnes and noble, its the same thing as an iPad but the home button is an upside down U instead of a rounded square.
02-01-2013, 01:26 PM #11
I admit that this is an overly simplistic way to look at it but consider this:
When phone lines came along they were government owned, and everyone had the right to one (as internet connections should be). If the first company to make a phone was able to patent every aspect of it to the point that all other phone had to be ridiculous we would have had one kind of phone. Again this is a crude analogy. The rectangular-ness of a tablet, and its rounded edges to me seems like patenting the fact that a phone has a base and a receiver that you lift. All other phones must have a different way of being answered. It is too vague and sets back the whole industry too much. Some things have to become standard for a new technology to flourish.
02-01-2013, 01:31 PM #12South Korea makes example of Samsung corruption
There is a very valid reason South Korea is listed 38th on the List of countries by Corruption Perceptions Index. Dirty dirty business if you look into Lee Kun-hee.
Samsung: power, corruption and lies – Mic Wright – The Kernel
02-01-2013, 02:14 PM #13
Shamsung is so lame, they poke fun at potential customers of other items they produce. I've banned all Shamsung units of any appliance in my house.
I guess they can't just show their product as they know it doesn't compare well. They have to stoop and make fun of CONSUMERS. dumb @$/'s.
02-01-2013, 02:15 PM #14
02-01-2013, 02:30 PM #15
This commerical was for what product again?
02-01-2013, 02:35 PM #16
02-01-2013, 02:44 PM #17
Aside from that my favorite part in all this are the people on either side that actually feel some form of anger or emotion over these companies feuding. However own no stock and have no real stake in the success no failure of either.
02-01-2013, 04:11 PM #18
Please proof read and spell check your work before posting it Michael. I know we keep asking, but you keep forgetting.
On another note, it's pathetic how MMi will grasp at straws for any opportunity to post a story where they can use the word Samsung in a negative light, but fail to report on actual Apple news such as the fact that for the first time ever, Apple is now the #1 Smart Phone Vendor in the U.S.
You're probably too busy re-working the same rumour article to post again. Sure it's been a week...
02-01-2013, 05:06 PM #19
02-01-2013, 05:41 PM #20
Haha, that was funny.