Another Shady Apple Add

December 13, 2008

Apple released an add that describes the process of holding up the phone to a radio, and the iPhone will tell you “what song is playing, and where to get it.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hny-G-0nUBM

Then they say “That’s the iPhone.  Solving life’s dilemmas, one app at a time.” which implies that when you don’t know what song is on the radio, Apple will come in and save the day.

This is a CLASSIC example of Apple deceiving the public and what is worse, people are believing it.  Ladies and gentlemen, what I am about to say may shock you.  THIS SOFTWARE HAS BEEN AVAILABLE FOR YEARS.  You can get it on an iPhone?  So what.  You could have had music discovery software on your Verizon Chocolate a long time ago, and I know people who did.

Apple did not invent this software just like they did not invent the smart-phone.  Shazam works on the Google Android and a number of other phones.  Don’t believe me?  Check out their website: http://www.shazam.com/music/web/home.html

History of Shazam: http://www.shazam.com/music/web/pages/background.html

Apple has always been crafty about their adds.  I can’t say they are lying – they are not.  Shazam does work on the iPhone.  However, they make it sound like they invented it.  That’s dishonest and irresponsible and someone needs to hold these pirates accountable.

Don’t be brainwashed.

Think before you buy.

Think before you buy.

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One Response to “Another Shady Apple Add”

  1. […] Microsoft makes mistakes, but Macintosh makes intentional, mean decisions and rude (in some cases outright dishonest) commercials. […]

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