Samsung and Apple may be battling it out in the courts around the world over who’s copying whom when it comes to their products, but there’s little doubt where the inspiration came from when it came to this Korean ad for its Galaxy Tab tablet.
With jaunty, upbeat, feel-good music and a warm, fuzzy family feel, you could be forgiven for thinking it was an iPad ad if you weren’t paying attention.
F**k it, we'll do it live!
As MacRumors notes, this ad was uploaded to YouTube two weeks ago on 14 December but the similarity has only just come to light. Samsung recently took a direct pot-shot at Apple in an American ad, but this Korean example is certainly a departure from some of its previous Galaxy Tab spots in its home market.
Of course, Apple isn’t the only company to use emotional impact to sell consumer products but when two companies are at each other’s throats, it’s certainly a noteworthy development.