Microsoft And Nokia Take Cheap Shots At Apple’s iPhone 5s And iPhone 5c On Social Media
Well that didn’t take long. Just hours after Apple announced the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, some of its competition is already beginning to launch the first attacks aimed to poke fun at the devices.
Still in the midst of a takeover by Microsoft, Nokia has begun to poke fun at the iPhone 5c’s lack of larger screen or huge camera sensor, whilst Microsoft itself has also set about the iPhone, with the company’s Windows Phone branch getting brave on Twitter. Nokia, too, took to the social networking site to try and tell its followers that its smartphones are superior to Apple’s latest and greatest solutions.
Both firms clearly believe that neither of Apple’s newly announced iPhones can compete with what the Lumia and Windows Phone handsets have to offer, and in some areas they might have a point. The Lumia 1020’s 41-megapixel camera is something that the iPhone 5s’s 8-megapixel shooter shouldn’t be able to hold a candle to – at least on paper. Having seen some of the shots taken by Apple’s new high end device though, we aren’t so sure. Certainly, the changes made to the camera’s lens and other areas have had the desired effect.
The Lumia also packs a 4.5-inch screen, and with the iPhone still running with a 4-inch solution, Nokia has jumped at the chance to suggest that size does indeed matter. It may have a point, it may not.
Here are all the tweets that were sent out by both Nokia and Windows Phone on Twitter:
Of course, what both Microsoft and Nokia are forgetting to mention is that there’s much more to a smartphone than its hardware, and with iOS 7 growing with each day and the Windows Phone app ecosystem still unable to compete with that of the App Store, it might be an idea for Microsoft to spend more time on improving its own wares than trying to point its fingers at others.
We’ll have to wait and see what comes of Microsoft’s buyout of Nokia, but it’s fair to say that both parties have plenty of work to do before they can realistically compete with Apple, regardless of what they say on Twitter.