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Samsung just tweeted a Galaxy Note 9 promo from an iPhone

Oops.

We can only assume that was the first word uttered by whoever runs Samsung’s Nigerian Twitter account after they noticed a screenshot of one of their tweets had been shared by 1,482 users and liked 22,000 times.

Unless you’re making an exciting announcement on behalf of your company, that’s generally a bad sign.

Behold:

Yep, according to this presumably undoctored screenshot, an official Samsung account bragged about the Galaxy Note 9 while tweeting from a phone made by one of the company’s fiercest rivals.

The plot thickened when Marques Brownlee, a prominent tech YouTuber and the user who discovered the error, followed up with a second screenshot:

Let me get this straight. Samsung didn’t just delete the tweet, but deleted the entire account?

I’m not too surprised they felt embarrassed by this awkward but ultimately harmless gaffe, but their reaction seems even more extreme than that of the bloke who tried to roast a spider and accidentally set his house on fire.

As pointed out by 9to5 Mac, this certainly isn’t the first time such a mistake has been made. Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot plugged the Huawei Mate 10 from an iPhone, LG did the same when mocking the iPhone 6’s ‘Bendgate’ scandal, and as for Donald Trump’s tweet calling for a boycott of Apple products? You guessed it, tweeted from an iPhone.

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