In the world of smartphone rivalry, Google and Apple continue their lighthearted banter, as Google’s recent advertisement showcases its Pixel smartphones playfully poking fun at certain iPhone features while also hinting at a potential upcoming innovation for iPhones.
The new advertisement unfolds within the serene setting of a spa, where both Pixel and iPhones are engaged in a casual conversation about their upcoming “big launch events.” With both Google and Apple having unveiled the launch dates for their next products, the anticipation is mounting.
Apple’s iPhone 15 series is set to debut on September 12, followed by Google’s Pixel 8 series on October 4.
The Nostalgic “Th-row-baaaack” Moment
The conversation takes a nostalgic turn as the iPhone inquires about the feature that garnered the most applause for the first-ever iPhone: “Sliding to Unlock.” Pixel cheekily recalls this historical feature, setting a lighthearted tone for the exchange.
Pixel proudly showcases some of its own standout features, including the ability to unblur old photographs, AI-powered call handling for unknown numbers, and real-time message translation.
iPhone’s Surprising Revelation: USB Type-C
In a surprising twist, the iPhone jumps in with its own tease, hinting at an impending “USB-C-ing” feature. Pixel playfully probes, “You’re finally getting USB-C charging?” iPhone responds with a playful admission of surprise, “How did you know?”
Interestingly, rumors have circulated that the upcoming iPhone 15 may incorporate a USB Type-C port, although no official confirmation or teaser has been released by Apple. Notably, Pixel tactfully refrains from specifying which iPhone model will embrace the USB Type-C technology.
Recalling the #BestPhonesForever Series
The latest advertisement echoes the playful spirit of Google’s earlier #BestPhonesForever series, where Pixel humorously highlighted Apple’s lack of a Live Translation feature. The ad depicted a conversation between Google Pixel 7 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro during a soccer match.
Pixel effortlessly translated the term “Soccer” into multiple languages, while iPhone stumbled over the word.
In this continued exchange of friendly jabs, both Google and Apple maintain an engaging dialogue that captivates audiences and stirs excitement for their upcoming product releases.
As the smartphone giants gear up for their respective launches, tech enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the unveiling of new features and innovations that will define the next generation of smartphones.