Samsung posted an ad back in October, mocking Apple for not including a charging brick with the iPhone 12. It later took the ad down after rumors started going around about the company to be removing the charging brick equipment for the Galaxy S21 handsets as well. The now-deleted post showed a picture of a charging brick and the captioned read ‘’Included with your Galaxy.’’
This is not the first time Samsung has been caught pulling off such a move, as it has also previously deleted ads targeted at Apple, after adopting the same approach that it mocked its rival company for. For instance, when Apple launched the iPhone X without a similar plug, Samsung posted ads that made fun of the company, and then later deleted them when it released the Galaxy Note 10 without a headphone jack.
While there is nothing really wrong with following similar approaches as the competitor company, what has been awkward about Samsung’s attempts at ridiculing Apple is that it would post these ads only months before it would end up doing the same thing that it would mock in the ads.
However, Samsung was still better than Apple at handling things when it came to removing the charging brick. Apple changed the cable that came with the iPhone 12 when removing the charging brick, so previous charging bricks weren’t compatible with the new cable included. While Samsung also removed the charging brick from its new Galaxy handset, the cable wasn’t changed, meaning that previous charging bricks of Samsung phones were compatible with the phone and cable.