There’s a new design that includes a 4-inch touchscren display and an aluminum back, there’s LTE support and there’s a new 9-pin dock connector. The phone has been labeled almost immediately as a disappointing, uninnovative device, although the fact of the matter remains is that the iPhone 5 is the best iPhone out there, and it’s probably safe to say it will obliterate the competition when it comes to total sales – and I do mean single device sales and not mobile OS market share.
In fact, iPhone 5 pre-orders are available since yesterday, although Apple managed to sell out existing stock in a record time, with some sources saying the available units have been sold in one hour.
In it, the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 are compared from the specs and features side, with Samsung interested in showing potential buyers why the new iPhone is not a better choice than the Galaxy S3. As you can see, Samsung lists more features under the Galaxy S3 than under the iPhone 5, although none of the extra ones, except NFC maybe, is a good enough reason not to get the new iPhone, in case that’s the phone you want to buy this holiday season.
There are also some interesting things to be noticed in the new ad. These include the iPhone 5 image that seems to have been hastily inserted in the final version of the ad or the new “totally different plug” description of the new iPhone’s dock connector, which, from the sounds of it, is somehow made to sound like a bad thing. But the really annoying thing, at least for Samsung, is the fact that it had to write down “Android 4.0 OS” when talking about mobile OS version, instead of Jelly Bean, which is still not out for the device yet.
The obvious conclusion that Samsung draws is that “The Next Big Thing is Already Here,” but is it worth attacking the iPhone 5 with such ads in which the new Apple product is also featured right alongside your flagship device?