Samsung Silently Removes Old Apple iPhone Mocking Video Ads Following 3.5mm Jack Removal From Galaxy Note 10
Samsung has spent years mocking Apple for the iPhone’s lack of a headphone jack. It’s been part of ads, tweets, and any other media Samsung could think of. But now the headphone jack has been removed from the Galaxy Note 10 / 10+, Samsung has a problem.
Now that the Korean company has removed the headphone jack from its own flagship phone it’s in a sticky situation. What does it do with the years of insults it has thrown Apple’s way? It deletes them of course.
As spotted by Business Insider, the ads that Samsung previously posted to YouTube, all of which poked fun at the iPhone’s lack of a headphone jack, are now gone.
They’ve all been completely removed from the platform. Presumably someone at Samsung realized that the obvious was going to happen and that the company’s own ads were going to be used against it.
The removal of the headphone jack from the Galaxy Note 10 was smoothed over by Samsung when it said that it meant it could increase the device’s battery life.
The phones are known for having huge batteries thanks to the space afforded by also having huge screens. With a stylus to make room for, the phones apparently didn’t have any space left for the headphone jack.
Samsung does at least ship USB-C headphones in the box, although there is no USB-C to 3.5mm adapter for those who want to use their existing headphones. Those people will need to pick up an adapter for themselves.