Promoting your products on Twitter from an iPhone is something all companies are doing, and it’s not a big deal unless your name is Samsung.
It turns out that Samsung is just as oblivious as all the rest when it comes to Twitter and its rules. It’s a well-known fact that Twitter embeds the name of the platform you’re using when you’re sending a tweet. But this well-known fact eludes even telecommunication companies.
You can argue that it’s a mistake and people should not make a deal out of it, but the truth is that it’s actually a matter of perception. And Samsung sending messages from an iPhone doesn’t look good, by any stretch of the imagination.
The Twitter police
Samsung has a lot of verified Twitter accounts, all over the world, and the one that caused the blunder is actually from Nigeria. Some “poor” guy posted an ad that was celebrating the AMOLED display on the Galaxy Note 9, and he did it from an iPhone.
The incident was first reported by Marques Brownlee, who’s actually not doing this for the first time. His previous victim was actress Gal Gadot who posted ads for Huawei, also from an iPhone. It might have been just her publicist, but it’s still a problem.
Of course, you would think that Samsung just apologized and moved forward, or at least that would be a logical course of action. It turns out that Samsung took the less elegant route and chose to delete the Twitter account, which only serves to draw more attention.
There is only one observation to be made here, and that it doesn’t ever seem to happen the other way. Apple is not posting stuff from Android, and that in itself might tell us something that not everyone wants to hear.
You can also check our Galaxy Note 9 review if you want to know more about the phone.
Might as well add "Twitter police" to my bio at this point 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/DRlrXl7bak — Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) December 2, 2018