Microsoft Yanks Ads Mocking New iPhones
Only lasted a few hours online due to backlash
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2013 5:06 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Microsoft launched a series of online ads mocking Apple's new iPhones yesterday ... only to take them down a few hours later. The ads, titled "A fly on the wall in Cupertino?" featured send-ups of meetings between Apple staff and execs ("Remember the thing about how we were going to innovate the iPhone? ... What do you think when I say: new iPhone colors?" says one pretend staffer), but were mocked and derided on social media—particularly one ad that had someone impersonating the late Steve Jobs, reports CNET.

A Microsoft rep admits the ad campaign was "off the mark." Although the videos have been taken off the Windows Phone YouTube account, nothing on the Internet is ever really gone, so here is a copy of one of the ads.

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wd56
Sep 15, 2013 7:59 PM CDT
I thought the ad was a very good representation of what probably happened for 5s, poor apple zombies couldnt handle it.
iq145
Sep 15, 2013 1:33 PM CDT
As if this is soooooooooooooooooo important. The world is too obsessed with mobiles these days, and industry is eating it up. (Because of cell phones, people really have lost the ability to shut up)
THZebra
Sep 15, 2013 12:15 PM CDT
I have a theory about new technology..Whether it be a new smart phone, computer or whatever. My hypothesis: There are those who want the newest, baddest, meanest, fastest, sleekest, most up to date "toy" on the market and want to be the first kid on their block to own it. But when you hit 50 you just want your shit to work.