Samsung appears to mock late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in iTest theme description
Samsung and Apple have been traditional rivals in the mobile space, with both companies offering products that compete across most segments. It's no surprise, then, that the two companies have a history of trading barbs and subliminal disses. The latest of such may leave some feeling that Samsung has crossed the line, however.
As revealed on Twitter by user Yahia Sayed, it appears Samsung included a snarky reference to late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a description on its official iTest web app. The description reads:
"Samsung users are all unique and they like their phones to be unique too. No turtleneck wearer should dictate how your phone looks. Check out a few of the other themes...."
Although there's no direct mention of the Apple co-founder, it's a pretty heavy-handed reference, considering this description is on an iOS web app designed to give users a taste of Samsung's UI, and Jobs was known for wearing turtle-necked tops. While this would typically be swept under the rug as excusable corporate tomfoolery, the fact that the subject is dead—and the circumstances of his death—may make it a bitter pill for some to swallow.
#Samsung has gone too far. This kind of marketing is the worst I've ever seen in a company on Earth. Really sammy? Mocking a dead man? This makes me regret every second of using my samsung phone by now. Thread. ???? pic.twitter.com/dQNCcUzGAV— Yahia Sayed (@_YahiaSayed_) August 22, 2021