iPhone 4 dig from Verizon Droix X ad

iPhone 4 dig from Verizon Droix X ad

The Apple iPhone is in the news right now for all the wrong reasons as you probably already know. The flawed antenna design has led to reception problems and this has upset an awful lot of devoted Apple customers, eager for their latest gadget to be just right, and who can blame them. Apple made a small concession at the weekend saying that customers could return their iPhones for a full refund (see details here).

However Apple’s woes continue as a Verizon Droid X ad that has just come out takes a very thinly-veiled dig at the iPhone 4, according to Brennon Slattery over on PC World. I must admit the ad did cause me some amusement but I’m not sure that Apple will see it quite that way. The Droid X is the latest Android smartphone on Verizon, due on the 15 July, and looks set to be a major challenger to the iPhone 4 for those who’d rather use the Android platform, or who simply don’t want to change their carrier while waiting for a Verizon iPhone (article here).

In the ad for the Motorola Droid X that was in the New York Times is a picture of the phone surrounded by captions. The caption beneath the image says that it comes with a double antenna design saying, “The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like and use it just about anywhere to make crystal clear calls.” Maybe that wasn’t so thinly-veiled after all.

Perhaps Verizon has a point but it does seem a bit odd to be rubbing Apple up the wrong way if it’s really hoping to get the iPhone. For more on this go to pcworld.com. What do you think of the ad and the current situation surrounding the iPhone 4? We’d be interested to hear your comments about this.

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  • http://Bethmahoney.com Beth Mahoney

    If I were Verizon I would be taking digs at the iphone 4 too. Verizon is trying extremely hard to move in on iphone territory and maybe steal away some of their customers with all these reception, how you hold the phone, bars problems the newest iphone is having. Trying to lure disgruntled customers to their side of the fence is just good business.

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