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Samsung Removes Ad Mocking iPhone's Lack of Headphone Jack After Following Suit With Galaxy Note 10

Samsung has spent years releasing ads that mock Apple's decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone, a move that began with the iPhone 7 in 2016. Now that Samsung has removed the headphone jack from the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy Note 10, the company has quietly deleted these mocking ads from some of its YouTube channels.

From Samsung's ad "Growing Up"

As discovered by Business Insider, the commercial "Growing Up" has now been removed from the main Samsung YouTube channel and the Samsung Mobile USA channel. The ad was released by Samsung in November 2017 as push back against the iPhone X and to promote the Galaxy Note 8, and similar anti-dongle ads released in 2018 have also disappeared this year. This can be seen in the dead links on our article for the "Ingenious" ads from July 2018.

The original "Growing Up" ad is still available on the Samsung Malaysia channel, however, and can be seen below. The ad depicts the life of a young man who finally decides to switch from Apple to Samsung, with one of the main points of contention being the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack.


Samsung has historically used a mocking strategy when it comes to advertising its own products, taking to pointing out the downsides of its competition in an effort to sell Galaxy smartphones. The company has also made fun of iPhones for their speed, Apple's Genius Bar, the Apple Pencil, and much more.

Samsung just announced the Note 10 and Note 10+ yesterday, including an AMOLED Cinematic Infinity Display (the Galaxy Note 10+ features the largest display yet in a Note device). The Cinematic Infinity Displays are nearly bezel free and include a small chin at the bottom and a single hole punch camera cutout. There is also an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, face recognition, and -- of course -- no headphone jack.

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1 week ago
I guess Samsung doesn't know jack.
Rating: 70 Votes
1 week ago
The Internet is forever, Samsung.
Rating: 66 Votes
1 week ago
Hypocrites.
Rating: 54 Votes
1 week ago
They finally built up the COURAGE.
Rating: 46 Votes
1 week ago
It's still beyond me why these companies choose to copycat even the worst of Apple's decisions :(
Rating: 37 Votes
1 week ago

double dongle in the box


Don't search for this on Google.
Rating: 34 Votes
1 week ago
Ah, the walk of shame...
Rating: 33 Votes
1 week ago

It's still beyond me why these companies choose to copycat even the worst of Apple's decisions :(


Because your subjective opinion of the decisions don't square with reality. Plenty of people complained when cars replaced horses as well.
Rating: 29 Votes
1 week ago

You’re familiar with the Mac vs PC ads yes?

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the difference is the Apple ads were an accurate depiction of Apple's core philosophy and values, which remain unchanged to this date. Rather than just bashing the competition for something you plan to copy.
Rating: 28 Votes
1 week ago
This is pot stirring this forum loves
Rating: 26 Votes

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