Apple Takes a Veiled Jab at Samsung in New Print Ad Promoting Green Energy

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  1. dgstorm

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    It's intriguing to see how one small phrase in a document can alter the tone and final perception of the document in profound ways. Apple recently released a print ad meant to showcase their "green energy" and "environmental friendly" policies and business practices; however, because of the main phrase they began the ad with, the media has done nothing but focus on the fact that it takes a veiled jab at Samsung.

    As you can see from the pic above, the first line of the ad says, “There are some ideas we want every company to copy.” Obviously this is an indirect attack at Samsung since the two companies have been locked in a legal war regarding ideas and patents that Samsung copied (some would argue allegedly) from Apple. The rest of the ad is innocuous enough, and basically is just Apple sharing how they are committed to improving the environment and they wished other companies would follow their lead. Here's a quote with the rest of the ad,

    To be honest, we can't blame Apple for using attack ads aimed at Samsung. Samsung did a remarkable job attacking the iPhone with their own attack ads throughout last year. Still, we can't help but wonder if this was a poorly chosen reason/method on Apple's part. Instead of focusing on the merits of their "environmentally friendly" achievements, they have basically turned the attention away from what they have done and end up sounding overly smug about it. What do you think?

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    and end up sounding overly smug about it."

    When have they not sounded overly smug about anything?
     
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    Well of course they want every company to copy solar energy. Is impossible to patent sunlight.
     
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    ^^... awesome!
     
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    You say that... but I wouldn't be surprised to see Apple taking God to court over it.
     
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    They will try and then sue Casio (think calculators) and other companies for infringing on their idea. If you can't beat them patent their idea and then sue them.
     
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    That rush to sue is Apple's strategy the last few years. As their market share declines, they attempt to win in litigation through the court system what they are unable to win in the market place.
     
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    "Because when everyone makes the environment a priority, we all benefit."


    Yes yes, Apple is so friendly to the environment. That's why Steve Jobs drove a new Mercedes SL55 AMG every six mon... oh wait.