Microsoft posted videos earlier today that took what it referred to as “playful” jabs at Apple’s new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. After a less than favorable reaction form the community at large, they quickly removed them from their YouTube account. However, the Internet being what it is…
Microsoft’s Windows Phone team posted today a rather cringe-worthy Windows Phone video on YouTube that mocks Apple and its recent iPhone announcement. Titled “A fly on the wall in Cupertino?”, it depicts what some might believe to be Apple CEO Tim Cook and Senior Vice President of Design Jony Ive in separate meetings to go over the various color options and other features for the iPhone 5c and 5s.
TNW received a statement from Microsoft following the removal of the videos: “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.”
Luckily, someone had made a copy of at least one of the videos before it was removed. (Seen above.)
Oddly enough, even though you can only see the back of the actor’s head that the other actors are addressing, he gives the impression of being Steve Jobs. The “CEO” appears very thin, with dark hair. Cook has white/gray hair, and isn’t as skinny as the actor in the spot appears. One of the other actors addresses him as “T”, and the timeline is posted as “in 2013,” so…
It really is a sad attempt at humor, and as it follows Microsoft’s attempt at getting iPad users to trade in their tablets for a Surface, well… It just smack of desperation.