A video bashing the iPhone backfires on Microsoft.
Tech companies taking jabs at each other is nothing new. Apple's "I'm a Mac" commercials poked at the Windows PC and even became popular culture. Over the weekend, a video clip appeared briefly on Microsoft's Windows Phone YouTube channel.
The video, titled "A fly on the wall in Cupertino?", depicted two people at a product meeting about the new iPhones talking a couple executives, one of which looked a bit like Steve Jobs. Microsoft quickly pulled the video after negative reception from social networks.
Rarely are things forgotten on the Internet, so a mirrored version of the video lives on below:
A Microsoft representative told Cnet that the video “was intended to be a lighthearted poke at our friends from Cupertino. But it was off the mark, and we’ve decided to pull it down.”