Microsoft pulls cringeworthy Apple parody video following backlash

16 September 2013

Microsoft have decided to pull a video which mocked Apple's new iPhone 5S and 5C handsets, after everyone pointed out that it was completely dreadful.

The video, which you can see below, showed a spoof Apple brainstorming session, with two fake employees pitching ideas to a Tim Cook lookalike.

The video is part of Microsoft's #timetoswitch campaign, which is attempting to get people to stop using iOS and switching to the Windows Phone mobile operating system.

Microsoft said in a statement, "The video was intended to be a light-hearted poke at our friends from Cupertino. But it was off the mark, and we've decided to pull it down."

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5 comments

  • Richard
    if Mof made parody adverts...
  • Paul
    Wow that's lame. Didn't Microsoft just buy a company that makes cheap plastic phones...
  • Poopy
    I actually quite liked it. Yes, it may be pot calling kettles but Apple users are a bunch of early adopting hipsters that act like the court in the Emperor's new clothes.
  • hotmail r.
    How many iphone and android users have you known smash their screen? Loads. How many Nokia users smash theirs? Not very many. I even washed one of my old nokias a few years ago and after a couple of days drying out it was fine. Cant beat that shit.
  • jokester
    @Poopy Damn right! Although the technical term for 'Apple users' is actually iDiots... @hotmail ruuuuules I know plenty of iphone users that have smashed their screens, a couple of Android users, and several Nokia users. I once spilt ice cream on a Nokia E71 and despite drying it out and such, it never worked again... Another point is that it is much easier to damage a big screen than a smaller one - and since Android phones such as the Galaxy Note 1/2, Galaxy S2/S3/S4, Galaxy Mega, HTC One, etc all have much bigger screens than iPhones and every Nokia Windows phone I've ever seen...

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