As much as I can appreciate the Safari mobile browser on the iPhone, I still hate the fact that Apple refuses to make “real” ads without trying to cover up the slowness of the iPhone.
Well, as I told you about how iPhone is the biggest marketing scam ever, it seems like people are slowly starting to realize what I’ve predicted all along.
If above video isn’t proof of deceptive advertising than you must be either stupid or you’ve been whitewashed by Apple’s ads. No matter what the case, you need to face the facts and that is no company in the U.S. is allowed to “lie” to the consumers, especially in a public commercial.
Look, all I want is the truth, I know iPhone 3G is still lagging behind Sprint and Verizon’s CDMA network so you don’t have to lie.
Next time, would you add “Time Elapsed” in the commercials so people know that it’s not really “blazingly” fast.
Heck, the iPhone 3G in the commercial is probably faster than my desktop landline LAN connection for god-sakes!
You are doing everything great Steve Jobs, just cut the bullshit out and we will keep lovin’ you.
Here’s and excerpt of False Advertising laws in the U.S. from Wikipedia:
Advertising is regulated by the authority of the Federal Trade Commission, a United States administrative agency, to prohibit “unfair and deceptive acts or practices in commerce.” While it makes laymen’s sense to assume that being deceptive is being unfair, deceptiveness in practice has been treated separately by the FTC, leaving unfairness to refer only to other types. All commercial acts may be deceptive, not just advertising, but noncommercial activity such as advertising for political candidates is not subject to prosecution under the FTC Act. The 50 states have similar statutes, which generally are very similar to that of the FTC and in many cases copied so closely that they are known as “Little FTC Acts.” While the terms “false” and “deceptive” are essentially the same for most, being deceptive is not the same as producing deception. What is illegal is the potential to deceive, which is interpreted to occur when consumers see the advertising to be stating to them, explicitly or implicitly, a claim that they may not realize is false and material. The latter means that the claim, if relied on for making a purchasing decision, is likely to be harmful by adversely affecting that decision. If an ad is implicitly false, evidence must be obtained for what consumers saw the ad saying, and for the materiality of that, and for the true facts about the advertised item, but no evidence is required that actual deception occurred, or that reliance occurred, or that the advertiser intended to deceive or knew that the claim was false.