Microsoft Posts Anti-Apple Windows Phone Videos of Questionable Taste and Later Pulls Them After Backlash
Microsoft has posted seven new videos to its Windows Phone YouTube page, as part of a new series it calls 'A fly on the wall in Cupertino'.
The ads purport to show iPhone 5c and 5s product pitch meetings with characters that bear a striking resemblance to Steve Jobs and Jony Ive, though the Jobs-esque character is called Tim several times.
If the executive in the videos is intended to resemble Steve Jobs, then they would appear to be in very poor taste. It's not at all clear how the videos -- which don't ever explain how Windows Phone is better than iOS -- help Microsoft achieve its stated goal of getting users to switch to its platform.
The stuff that Nokia and Microsoft pull after a competitor's major product launch are so amateurish...makes you wonder if their social media divisions are being run by college interns. Very sloppy and completely in bad taste.