Samsung pokes fun at Apple Maps fiasco

Apple has recently received some bad press for a recent Maps failure in the city of Mildura, where several tourists were left stranded after being misguided into Murray Sunset National Park, where there is practically no phone reception, meaning that they were forced to walk for hours to call for help. They were eventually rescued a full 24 hours after getting lost in the first place.

Samsung has taken this news as a prime opportunity to get its marketing team to poke fun at Apple over the fiasco. The company has decided to set up a whole display, including a ‘lost’ 4×4, several features of a campsite, and a sign that simply says:

“Oops, Should have got a Samsung Galaxy SIII. Get navigation you can trust.”

  Although not the most subtle marketing approach, I like the low-blow road Samsung has taken with this. Hopefully it’ll make Apple improve its Maps at full pelt, just a thought.

 

Via: Droid Dog

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  • anonymoose

    Reminiscent of the “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” ads. Just a taste of their own medicine, except this time it’s the truth. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • JustinLaQuey

    Jesika Winkelman , See why I’m glad I dropped my iPhone! One more reason Android kicks butt! Especially Jellybean!

  • benwhiteee

    “Should have got?”  Nice grammar, Samsung.  ”Should have gotten” sounds much better.  Autocorrect on my iPhone would have corrected that… just saying.

  • TiP_Cam

    @benwhiteee lol. We would never use “gotten” in the UK. I doubt they use it in Australia either.

  • PedroCst

    “several tourists were left stranded after being misguided into Murray Sunset National Park, where there is practically no phone reception, meaning that they were forced to walk for hours to call for help. They were eventually rescued a full 24 hours after getting lost in the first place.”
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
    Sorry I love Apple products but this is a must! Samsung nailed it this time.

  • PedroCst

    @JustinLaQuey Okay, you’re just dumb (you’re posting on an iPhone-dedicated blog *thumbsup*).

  • _Donovan_

    @PedroCst  @JustinLaQuey I am an Android fan and primarily use an Android device. I still read every article that comes out on this and other iPhone related sites. I also do the same with Android and Windows sites. It is good to know the competition or even to stay up on the current developments on either side.

  • Splinter1

    I use Waze, http://www.waze.com for my navigation, it works with Android, although it probably would not have saved you from signaless park.