Remember when Apple first removed the headphone jack from the iPhone and Samsung couldn't help but run a national ad campaign making fun of it? Now it has to pay beeps because it now removes the headphone jack from the phones and silently removes those ads. However, thanks to a bad job from Samsung, they are still around.
Samsung was first discovered by Business Insider and has removed the video called "Growing Up" from the major US YouTube channels:
Business Insider found that ad has been removed from Samsung Mobile USA site, which has almost 1.8 million subscribers. It is also not available on Samsung's main channel, which has 3.8 million followers. You can still see the Samsung Mobile USA YouTube page hosted via the Way Back Machine web archive.
In the ad, the iPhone user is beginning to get frustrated over the iPhone's lack of waterproofing or expandable storage. It is not until Apple removes the headphone connector that the user ditches the iPhone and gets a Samsung Galaxy.
Although Samsung is trying to scrub every record in this ad, it still hasn't quite done it. The ad is still on its Malaysian YouTube page.
Apple is the subject of many competitors' negative ad campaigns. But given the trendsetters, most of these companies end up following Apple's leadership in a few years anyway.
Apple was the first to remove the headphone jack, and it received a healthy dose of criticism for it. Now all major smartphone markers have done so. Last holdout was Samsung. Well, this is its culpa moment.