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Samsung Galaxy SIII Campaign Backfires, Promotes iPhone 5 - Tapscape

Samsung Galaxy SIII Campaign Backfires, Promotes iPhone 5

Looks like the iPhone 5 got its payback for Samsung’s “It doesn’t take a genius” ad without Apple having to lift a finger.

A recent post by Samsung on its Facebook page asked the question “If you could only take one electronic device on to a deserted island, what would it be?” Unfortunately for them, it had completely unexpected and hilarious results. Well, maybe Samsung isn’t laughing but Apple definitely is.

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Naturally, Samsung expected that most of the frequenters on their page would be Android and Samsung fans. Based on the photo they included, which showed a Samsung Galaxy SIII in a tropical setting, it’s also safe to assume that they were expecting most people to say that the Galaxy SIII would be the device that they’d choose to bring with them on a deserted island.

However, it turns out that most people who saw the post either favor the competition or decided that it would be fun to troll Samsung as most of the posts showed that people would rather bring another device with them, specifically the iPhone 5. BGR has taken the time to review the comments in detail and this is what they’ve found out:

“Among the 50 most recent responses as of the time of this writing, we count 40 people who said their device of choice would be Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone, and one who said he would take an iPad. Browsing through earlier responses yields much of the same.”

We’ve dropped by the Samsung Facebook page ourselves and saw that the most recent comments are still referencing the iPhone 5 and other Apple products such as Macbooks and iPads. There was even one comment saying that their preferred desert island companion would be the Nokia Lumia 920.

Our favorite answer though? “An electric boat.” We think that one makes the most sense.

 

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.updike.94 Richard Updike

    They fail to realize apple has the highest brand loyalty and user satisfaction of any smartphone maker.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000963008930 Derek Dixon

    Actually by you reporting on this in the midst of iPhone fan fever, you inadvertently just gave Samsung so some free advertisement, because remember there is no such thing as bad publicit

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  • http://www.facebook.com/nicholas.gatewood Nicholas Gatewood

    You fail to realize that Apple’s phones are garbage, constantly a year behind the competition(or further). Why are you a fanboy of an evil corporation that hinders technological innovation in the fastest-growing tech industry? It makes no sense to smart people.

  • eccoo damo

    This is article is pretty stupid just like the one that appeared on yahoo. The ad did not promote Iphone 5 because the 50 most comment were pretty much Apple fanboys creating multiple accounts and doing the reply to make it look like that the people in the Samsung fan page would actually go and buy the Iphone over the Galaxy. Pretty lame parroting of the original yahoo article.