Microsoft today continued its ongoing effort to take jabs at Apple. While previous efforts have focused on the iPad, Microsoft today took aim at the iPhone.
In two new videos, both dubbed "A fly on the wall in Cupertino," the folks up at Redmond spoof the development process behind the iPhone 5s and 5c.
Here we have two "Apple employees" pitching Tim Cook (though it looks more like Steve Jobs) and Jony Ive on some new features. It's decently funny*, but it sure won't do anything to put a dent into what will assuredly be strong iPhone sales.
There are actually a whole slew of videos -- seven to be exact -- in the "fly on the wall in Cupertino" series that you can check out over here.
Though the videos end with a "#timetoswitch" slogan, something tells me that the slogan is more of an example of wishful thinking than anything else.
Lastly, you'd expect a little bit more production value in a video published directly on the WindowsPhone YouTube channel. At the very least, give us another camera angle!
And while these videos may be good for a laugh**, you'd assume that Microsoft would want to tread lightly since Steve Ballmer reserved a place in the "dopey tech prediction hall of fame" when he famously laughed at the original iPhone back in 2007.
* A view not universally held among the TUAW staff, which counts among its own several semi-professional comedy professionals. - Ed.
** The production values are what we call here at TUAW, "amusingly casual," which is a nice way of saying "pretty low rent." We're really hoping that wasn't supposed to be Jobs in the video because wow. - Ed.
- Key specs
- Reviews • 45
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 4.7 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Camera 8 megapixels
- Dimensions 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 in
- Weight 4.55 oz
- Released 2014-09-19