An Apple product launch is sure to attract headlines and when the product is a new iteration of the iPhone, the response is likely to be phenomenal. However, the Cupertino–based tech giant also gets subjected to trolls and sarcastic posts from rivals. After Apple unveiled the iPhone 15 at its much-awaited Wonderlust event, rival Samsung took pot-shots at it. Soon after, Chinese rival OnePlus made a number of sarcastic posts on the device.
At least we can C one change that's ✨ magical ✨— Samsung Mobile US (@SamsungMobileUS) September 12, 2023
Incidentally, it is not the first time Apple has been subjected to such sarcastic responses from its arch-rivals. Last year, Samsung took pot-shots at Apple as the latter did not have any foldable device in its portfolio. Samsung’s and OnePlus’s social media accounts were abuzz with activities after the iPhone 15 launch. Samsung mocked Apple as it took a very long time to adopt USB C standard and OnePlus scoffed at the high pricing of top-end iPhone 15 variants. OnePlus also aimed at the display of entry-level models featuring dated 60HZ display.
Apple announcing USB-C… pic.twitter.com/KIzXQFIzMx— OnePlus_USA (@OnePlus_USA) September 12, 2023
The pun in the posts of Samsung and OnePlus apparently did not go down well with Apple fans. They retorted with defensive posts supporting Apple soon after. The sarcasm and banter aside, the newly unveiled iPhone 15 series is being deemed a major leap forward for the Cupertino-based company. The new features and design enhancements have received applause from technology lovers, largely.