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This Microsoft Windows 8 Ad Makes Fun of Apple’s Renowned Feat

By: Jen Chae - Published: • References: venturebeat & pcworld
The new Microsoft Windows 8 ad isn’t shy about poking fun at its biggest competitor. The video explicitly compares the new Windows 8 tablet to the iPad side-by-side. It features the disembodied hand we often see in Apple commercials—we also hear the voice of Apple’s renowned feature Siri. 

The tablet shows off its new Snap feature that runs two apps at once, while Siri’s confused voice responds in “I’m sorry” messages. The Window 8 continues to work smoothly while Siri says things like, “Sorry, I can only do one thing at a time,” and “I don’t update like that.”

The ad mocks Apple in every way: visually, phonetically and contextually. The iPad childishly plays the piano next to the fully capable Windows 8 tablet that opens up Microsoft Office—this part is a spin off Apple’s piano commercial.

Apple’s white design contrasts with Microsoft’s black finish. There is a contrast in the video's finale too, when the prices of both tablets are shown. Stats for Competitor-Mocking Tablet Ads Trending: Older & Warm
Traction: 669 clicks in 65 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: Microsoft Windows 8 Ad
Related: 49 examples / 38 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-55
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