After the laughter comes the drama. When Apple introduced its new iPhone 12s and it was confirmed that the company had recalled the power adapter, Xiaomi and Samsung were the first to laugh and profit from the case. Today, more than two months later, things have changed. Xiaomi confirms that it will remove its adapter from the Mi 11 and that Samsung will do the same with its Galaxy in 2021.
As if that weren’t enough, the two companies ordered a scan of their social media to remove compromised posts. Both globally and nationally, to avoid giving examples of their double standards.
Xiaomi and Samsung say goodbye to AC adapter after their teasing
Through a post on Chinese social network Weibo, Lei Jun confirmed that your next Mi 11 will not have the adapter
It is striking that he calls as practice in his sector something that Apple has only achieved on a large scale, while those of Cupertino barely represent a fraction of the market. Xiaomi indirectly mocked Apple on several of its social networks:
Now both posts have been removed from international and Spanish profiles (here and here. Xiaomi eliminated them after the announcement of its CEO, in a total projection of their social networks. A search by terms does not return any results in this regard.
After the presentation of the iPhone 12, Samsung and Xiaomi took the opportunity to mock Apple in messages they have already deleted
In the case of Samsung, there is no official confirmation yet. But for months, the new Galaxy has been expected not to include th is accessory in the box. After the turmoil of the last few days
It is evident that the two companies quickly laughed at a competitor, and shortly after kissing the same laughing material with both arms. Unfortunately, this is not the only time this has happened.
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As we said a short time ago, for manufacturers like Samsung or Xiaomi, this type of attitude is a win-win. In the short term, they manage to showcase their product as they work on future models with this same characteristic that they criticize. And they do it with the faith of the convert, like they never criticized the very thing that they adopt now.
Xiaomi and Samsung are cleaning their social networks from all the teasing they made when the iPhone 12 did not bring a power adapter.
– Eduardo Archanco (@eaala) December 28, 2020
For technicians, this should be a new already seen, as we mentioned at the beginning. Because Apple made tough decisions like that in products that sell tens or hundreds of millions. A quick review of the last two decades gives us these examples:
- The iMac G3 phased out the 3.5-inch floppy disk drive in favor of the CD drive in 1998.
- The iPhone debuted in 2007 without a physical keyboard and priced at $ 500.
- The MacBook Air stopped bringing a built-in CD / DVD drive when it launched in 2008.
- The iPhone 7 was the company’s first model to remove the audio jack in 2016.
- IPhone X brought the notch, of which Samsung carried out an entire marketing campaign in 2017.
- The iPhone 12 retired the power adapter amid heavy criticism in 2020.
It’s obvious that Apple is a risk-taking company when making these kinds of decisions. Because at the beginning they are not popular and the media and some users criticize them. But when the storm has passed, the other manufacturers succumb one by one because they have nothing to lose and everything to gain.