Samsung has been caught deleting an advert that makes enjoyable of Apple for not together with a charging brick with the iPhone 12 — the identical factor it’s rumored to be doing with its Galaxy S21 telephones. The Fb submit was made by Samsung Caribbean again in October, and it had an image of a charging brick with the caption “Included along with your Galaxy” (via 9to5Google).
The Fb submit that has now been deleted, including much more gasoline to the rumors that Samsung gained’t be together with a charger with its upcoming telephones.Picture: Samsung (through 9to5Google)
This isn’t the primary time Samsung has deleted adverts after adopting the identical observe it beforehand mocked Apple for. Again when the Galaxy Be aware 10 launched with no headphone jack, Samsung deleted ads making fun of the iPhone X for not having an identical plug (adverts that have been made much more awkward by the truth that the iPhone within the advert was simply known as the “ten”).
None of that is to say that doing the identical factor as Apple is essentially a nasty factor. Samsung had an evidence as to why it eliminated the headphone jack, and never together with the charger may very properly be good for the surroundings. It’s simply not an ideal look when Samsung is posting adverts about together with a charger only some months earlier than it’s anticipated to take away it.
Regardless of the awkwardness that the advertising may trigger, Samsung may deal with this higher than Apple did. When Apple eliminated the charging brick, additionally they modified the cable that got here with the telephone: virtually each earlier iPhone got here with a USB-A brick, and the cable included within the iPhone 12’s field was USB-C to Lightning. So the argument of “everybody has a charging brick” fell flat as a result of virtually any earlier iPhone bricks weren’t appropriate with the included cable (although Apple would fortunately promote prospects one for $20).
Samsung’s telephones, nonetheless, use normal USB-C cables for charging, versus Apple’s proprietary Lighting. Which means that the cable that comes with Samsung’s new telephone will work with the charging brick that got here with final yr’s mannequin (although it gained’t assist individuals who don’t purchase new telephones yearly, because the Galaxy S10 from two years in the past came with a USB-A charging brick).