Samsung teases Apple’s $ 19 polishing cloth after launching $ 1,500 jeans


Samsung seems to have the inferiority complex when it comes to Apple. And the company takes every opportunity to remind us. The latest evidence comes in the form of Samsung’s new anti-Apple promotion that targets a $ 19 polishing cloth. Apple released the cloth a few weeks ago and it sold out immediately, sparking a lot of memes and jokes in the process. Apple reportedly foresaw huge demand for the polishing cloth.

We have also seen a disassembly of the iFixit cloth, because of course. Samsung took its time to join the tease, teasing Apple with its own free fabric promotion. Of course, this is the same company that just started selling $ 1,500 jeans that have a designated pocket for a foldable phone.

There is nothing wrong with the price of Apple’s polishing cloth

Apples Cloth for polishing it might be the butt of jokes and memes, but there’s actually nothing wrong with the product. And Apple can sell the cloth for any price they want. Any business can put any price tag on anything, be it $ 19 for a polishing cloth or $ 1,500 for a pair of jeans. As long as customers buy the products, both companies could make a profit.

Try ordering a polishing cloth right now and Apple will provide a shipping estimate January 12-26. That’s how terrible the situation is. People flocked to buy Apple’s polishing cloth, grabbing all the available inventory. Everyone else will have to find other ways to clean their iPhones, iPads, Macs, glasses, and whatever else the polishing cloth is useful for.

Apple says it has good reason to sell that cloth, as it is made of “soft, non-abrasive” material that will work flawlessly on sensitive displays, including nano-texture glass.

The $ 1,500 Samsung jeans

I just said there’s nothing wrong with an Apple $ 19 polishing cloth, so I have to apply the same judgment to the Samsung and Dr Denim limited edition of the Z Flip Pocket Denim jeans. And there isn’t. Samsung and its partners can sell any product they want.

The point of these jeans is to make you forget about the big pockets. As if the designers had created pockets with phones in mind, and now that there are folders, they are useless:

Who needs big pockets? They take up too much space, don’t look stylish, and the latest phones slide and slide inside them. Redesigned to fit exclusively on the Galaxy Z Flip3, the Z Flip Pocket Denim jeans make large pockets a thing of the past.

In comparison, Apple doesn’t try to find a fancy excuse for the polishing cloth. It is meant to do one thing. We have no idea if it works any better than a regular cloth, but Apple says so. On the contrary, jeans want to eliminate large pockets.

Samsung’s 1500-dollar jeans. Image source: Samsung

The Z Flip Pocket Denim retails for AUD $ 1,499, but at that price you also get the Galaxy Z Flip 3 phone for free. So actually, you get a pair of jeans for free with your new Flip 3. That doesn’t make Samsung’s jeans any less gimmicky than Apple’s fabric.

You have to read the entire press release to find that jeans come with the phone. And you need to buy the package by Dr. Denim rather than Samsung’s website. This means paying upfront for the phone instead of taking advantage of all the offers available on Samsung’s website.

Unsurprisingly, the jeans are still available.

Samsung’s faux fabric campaign

Samsung ran a fake cloth campaign in Germany, with GalaxyClub first note the promotion. Samsung has offered its own free cloth to Samsung members. Here’s what a Google translation of the promo says:

The Samsung Galaxy care cloth: 20 x 20 cm and velvety. Clean your Samsung Galaxy display or other surfaces like B. Monitor. It is available for free to you as a Samsung member.

Click on “Register now”, follow the further registration steps and if you are one of the first 1000 attendees, you will receive a Samsung Galaxy cleaning cloth in the mail after your details have been successfully checked.

That’s right, the free cloth arrived in limited quantities. Samsung has no plans to offer a free cloth to anyone who asks. This is not the point of this deceptive campaign. And it turns out that the 1,000 units are already “sold out,” proving that people apparently want a swag of official cloth for their devices. Maybe someday Samsung will create its own polishing cloth alternative, priced accordingly.

After all, this isn’t the first time Samsung has publicly mocked Apple, only to copy the functionality of the iPhone it criticized in the first place while pretending it never made fun of Apple. It happened with the headphone jack. Therefore the phone chargers. The polishing cloth might be next.

Here is Samsung’s fabric deal for Germany:

Samsung Galaxy Cloth Promotion. Image source: GalaxyClub


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