James O'Neill's Blog

December 1, 2008

iPhone Adverts.

Filed under: Mobility — jamesone111 @ 9:12 am

Everyone knows Apple’s advertising annoys people at Microsoft. That’s partly what it’s for. And I’ve held my peace about an iPhone advert which appear to feature a faked series of operations. If you watched the ad closely you could see that a .ZIP file is downloaded from a mail message and magically opens as a document, without ever being unzipped. Not having tried it I can’t be 100% certain that the iPhone doesn’t magically unzip files and open their contents, but I’m sceptical to say the least. So I was quite pleased to hear the Advertising Standards Authority have banned that ad – the issue being it showed downloads at a speed that no 3G network can deliver (with a message that Network performance varies).

Incidentally I’m told that the launch sales of Samsung’s Omnia phone were better than the equivalent for the iPhone. The Omnia isn’t for me, but it’s one of 160 Windows mobile devices – there’s a form factor for most people.

This post originally appeared on my technet blog.

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