Google trolls Apple's iPhone in provocative new Pixel ad

Apple iPhone 7
The iPhone 7 saw the headphone port disappear (Image credit: Apple)

Among the many "courageous" decisions Apple has made in recent years (not our words, the words of Jony Ive), none have proven more controversial than the removal of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. That might have been five years ago, but it seems not everyone is over it – including Google.

The rival tech brand has just released an ad for its Pixel 5a smartphone, and, well, it's pretty obviously a spoof of Apple's own famously ostentatious ads, complete with Jony Ive-esque voice over. And it's all about that feature that's missing from so many of the best camera phones these days: the headphone port.  

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.