I noticed something really annoying on an iPhone ad the other day. After the familiar “just show it working” script for the ad, there was a footnote on the final screen saying “some steps had been removed” in the user journey filmed. Sleazy, I thought. Very sleazy. Very….Microsoft. And now this:
An Apple iPhone advert has been banned by the advertising standards watchdog for exaggerating the phone’s speed. The advert boasted the new 3G model was “really fast” and showed it loading internet pages in under a second.
This, and monitors which won’t let me display films where I want to. Oh dear. Truly, the seeds of a company’s destruction are sown by its success. Ubuntu sits in the corner, beckoning madly….