In November, it was this Kindle Paperwhite spot quietly slamming the iPad’s apparent lack of brightness.
“This new iPad Air is astonishingly light,” says Apple’s British narrator, sounding just like Ive does during Apple commercials.
“The new Kindle Fire is actually 20 percent lighter than the iPad Air,” responds Amazon’s narrator.
“Yes, but the iPad is only $499,” says the fake Ive.
“The Kindle is only $379,” the Amazon narrator says, as Mr. Apple quietly says “I see,” and lowers his iPad out of view.
This isn’t the first time Amazon has taken a few swings at Apple. And it’s certainly not the only Washington-based tech giant doing so, as Microsoft continues to slam the iPad and tout its Surface tablet with a variety of advertisements.
Most recently, Microsoft published an ad featuring two fake Apple employees — perhaps one mimicking Ive — ridiculing aspects of the new iPhones during an internal meeting with a man who looked to be either Tim Cook or the late Steve Jobs. Microsoft took the advertisement down within hours, though.