Shortly after Apple introduced its new devices, the iPhone 5S and 5C, Microsoft released a series of advertisements online poking fun at the new devices. The ad however was eventually taken down due to the harsh criticism it received. The series titled “A fly on the wall in Cupertino,” poked fun of the designers at Apple pitching the gold iPhone 5S and plastic iPhone 5C to a executives at Apple.
It appears that Microsoft dropped the ball with its latest series of ads. Between the poor acting, horrible production value and lack of comedic value leads to consumers laughing at Microsoft compared to with them. One of the biggest drawbacks of the ads was the usage of a Steve Jobs fictional character.
Since removing the ads Microsoft did release a statement to CNET due to all the backlash they received. The advertisements “was intended to be a lighthearted poke at our friends from Cupertino. But it was off the mark, and we’ve decided to pull it down.”
Do you think Microsoft went to far with their latest ad? The mirrored version of the ads have been removed from YouTube.