Nokia Joins Apple Satirists to Put iPhone on Hold
After it had shifted 1.7 million new iPhones in 3 days, Apple wasn’t overly concerned about a few jabs from competitors over teething troubles.
In the face of undeniable success, mockery is after all the only real recourse for anyone not directly benefitting from that success.
The following on Nokia’s blog appeared in response to Apple proposing reception problems with the new iPhone 4 could be solved by holding it differently:
How do you hold your Nokia?
Methods proposed include ‘Thumb and Finger’, ‘The Cup’, ‘The Balance’ and ‘The Four Edge Grip’. They are apparently “both comfortable and as you can see, offer no signal degradation whatsoever”.
The fruity superbrand has attracted some biting satire in recent years. Here are 7 of the best examples.
b3ta.com’s HappyToast went a step further than Nokia. See here for the full version.
BlackBerry and Apple Grumble
BlackBerry took a pot shot at Apple after it had launched its touchscreen Storm handset.
And Apple bit back:
Apple’s gushing descriptions of the iPad were begging to be lampooned.
Drive and Watch Movies at the Same Time
Another truly magical send-up.
Chief Imaginative Officer Steve Mobs
Steve Mobs admitted to Mapple fans, “I’ve made a fortune off you chumps, and I’ve invested it all in Microsoft.”
I’m a Linux
Linux jumped on the spoof Mac/PC ad bandwagon with this reminder of the world beyond.
The MacBook Wheel
“Everything is just a few hundred clicks away.” The Onion took a look at how Apple had done away with conventional keyboards in its latest laptop.