It’s nothing new for phone companies to make fun of Apple, but so’s hilarious when they do it while using iPhones. In a recent tweet, Google was exposed for doing precisely that.
New iPads were hinted about by Apple CEO Tim Cook in a tweet with the hashtag #TakeNote. Google used the chance to reshare the tweet in order to promote the Pixel 7 and made fun of Apple in the process. They said that #TeamPixel will enable you to feel more connected to your preferred NBA team. The tweet was shared by an iPhone, which was the twist.
Social media manager for a phone company using an iPhone to tweet. A timeless classic https://t.co/X6ako3tvrD
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) October 23, 2022
Many people immediately noticed the “Twitter for iPhone” mark at the bottom of the message, and well-known tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee also shared it. When Huawei brand ambassador Gal Gadot published a promotional Huawei tweet using an iPhone a few years back, the YouTuber noted a similar incident. Soon after, the celebrity blocked him.
The initial tweet sent by Google using an iPhone was shortly deleted, and it was replaced with a post posted using the Twitter web app. As a response to Tim Cook’s advertising material, the new tweet is now visible there.
It is important to note that a worker’s relationship with a firm should have nothing to do with their personal smartphone preference. Just like anybody else, employees should be allowed to use whatever phone they like, but if you’re going to post something promotional, at least do it well.
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