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Apple copied us with gold Apple iPhone 5s hints Samsung

0. phoneArena 29 Sep 2013, 00:34 posted on

Just a few days ago, Samsung announced that it would offer a gold Samsung Galaxy S4 model; this brought Apple fans to their collective feet, claiming that Samsung had copied the gold Apple iPhone 5s. The timing looked ad for the Korean based OEM. After all, just last week Apple asked its partners to increase production of the gold iPhone 5s by 33% because of strong demand for the unit...

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posted on 29 Sep 2013, 02:00 8

20. willard12 (Posts: 1868; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


So, what you're saying is, a company can do something a 100 times. But, when apple decides to do it they must cease. If you do something after apple, and their "dedicated" customers make apple's version successful, then you are copying if you continue to do what you've been doing. Like slide to unlock and the rounded corner. Though it existed before, you have to stop when apple implements it because they sold more than you. Thanks, got it.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 02:08 13

22. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


As much as I have lost interest in defending Samsung, and as much as I know they don't need help from a commenter on the Internet, I must point out that Samsung's been putting out different colored variants of its flagships for the last three models straight. The Galaxy S3 ultimately came in blue, white, black, brown, red, and as I recall, purple. The Galaxy S4 has come in many of the same colors, so why is it so hard to imagine that Samsung had a gold version slated for release as well?

Furthermore, even if they announced the gold version as a response to strong demand for the gold iPhone 5s, so what? If we were to start listing things Apple has lifted from its competitors in response to their popularity we'd end up writing a short book.

Samsung is right about one thing: Apple doesn't even come close to having a monopoly on a goddamn color.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 03:46 8

29. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Yeah man, and when we are after the absolute truth we can always go back on sammy.com I just love how sammy takes good care of us, protects us, heck even pays us (blink). Screw you apple ! Don't you ever ever dare to say sammy is another blatant dirty massive corporation just like every other massive corporation who only has interest for cash flow and share holders! No sammy is so different !
God brother you speak the truth !

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 03:54 3

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 23012; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Absolutely love what you did there. Shatters heart is shattered. +1

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 04:01 4

33. Trex95 (Posts: 1009; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Exactly like what Samsung lies about Octa core on SGS4 and now Note 3 Octa core with 39fps in epic citadel benchmark plus snapdragon variant that beats by Lg g2 and xperia z1 in benchmark lol.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 04:49 12

38. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


the iPhone is for morons

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 05:33 3

43. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


No one liked your comment lol

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 05:34 6

44. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1576; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


1. They said they will be using 64bit next year.
2. You say it takes weeks to add a freaking colour? We saw golden iphone weeks for months now. Isnt it possible that Sammy saw it and they rushed to make an S4 in golden colour after apple since they didnt want to get embarrassed releasing a golden S4 before apple did it so no one can say that it looks just funny?
2. No ONE EVER said apple invented a gold colour phone. They are the FIRST ONE who made a golden colour phone that is actually cool and people love it unlike crap from Samsung in the past that looked like a pimp phone.
3. But-hurt eh arent we?
4. Embrace the competition instead of judging everything apple does. If you want all the phones to be android and from Samsung its called monopoly and monopoly is the WORST thing ever for us the consumers.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 06:42 1

52. amats69 (Posts: 1480; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Ouch thats hurts! +1

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 07:27

58. DONUT (Posts: 430; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


COSIGN!!! PRAISE THE LORD FOR UR COMMENT! but alas samsung fanboys (alas willard12) wont face the truth that Samsung follows Apple by the book. both point number 2 is what ive been trying to say all this time!

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 07:37

60. ady_lad (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)


Wrooong...Nokia made thegold colour cool...look at phones like Nokia 6700 classic.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 07:37 2

61. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1576; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Beside some but hurt apple fans no one ever said Samsung is COPYING apples gold colour. What is happening is that apple brought back gold colour that used to be funny and look like you a pimp holding a golden one. Remember the 8800 Nokia in gold that cost like 1500$ and looked hideous ? So to my point, apples makes for the first time a nice looking golden phone. Actually its less golden but more like a champagne colour if you know what I mean. And then suddenly Samsung remembers the gold colour. No one says Samsung is copying. The made gold phones for years. But they TEND to remember some things right after apple brings them, back. Get it now?

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 08:30 2

69. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Can you please explain the last picture of the slideshow for me please? I'm having a a hard time trying to figure out when that phone was released.

Lol you couldn't be more wrong could you?

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 08:36 1

70. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


I know it's sounds dumb...but what happen to that real leather on the back of note 3 ?! All the plastic trolls got so excited on the launch date...but when people actually realised it's just a trick made of the same old boring PLASTIC everyone just got quiet...oh...my..
Again I'm not accusing or defending any one but this hard core sammy fan boys (not the paid ones) have become exactly like the fruit fanatics..if not worse..

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 08:41

74. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


There is no point in defending any one..mate seriously...the more competition the better..we need that..as far as I'm concerned on all this colour scheme saga...I COULD not give a flying fck about who came first or second. Point is we need competition..we need manufacturers to be driven to innovate and improve their products..That is why when berry went down it was a very sad day..the more manufacturers and platforms the better !..for us consumers..

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 08:48 5

77. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 812; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Accepting truth for IFans is difficult...

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 08:51 2

78. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 812; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Samsung sold gold S4 even before gold iPhone was announced.. Read the article...

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 10:01 4

95. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Except his multiple accounts.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 10:44 3

101. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


1. They make the chip for apple so why wouldnt they release there own version?
2. butt hurt that gold been out before apple much are ya?
3. you sound butt hurt
4. apple doesnt embrace the competition they get mad when others do better then them and try and sue because they lack innovation.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 10:53 1

103. papss (unregistered)


What? Its not faux leather? Just hard plastic

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 11:24

107. darkkjedii (Posts: 23012; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Great post.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 12:24 1

112. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1576; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


tell me one mobile with gold colour that people went crazy about and it was sold out before going for sale? Nokia did some cool ones but too expensive, samsung did many but no one cared. If anyone is butthurt are the samsung fans that apple made a gold iphone that people love while samsung cant make one single phone in gold colour in the past 10 years that anyone would even care for.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 12:27 2

114. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1576; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


What truth ? I knew about gold phones since the first ones by nokia, LONG time before samsung. No one ever claimed apple did it first. Some sites reported that its weird that samsung is making a gold S4 right after gold iphone 5S and all the butthurt samsung fanboys went crazy over those posts. HOW dare they speculate over samsung when they did gold phones before Samsung! Something no one speculated. Poeple just think its weird that sammy makes gold flagship S4 right after apples 5S. Nothing more.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 14:14 2

125. werthedroids (Posts: 60; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


sure, every company wants to sell their stuff. but apple markets at a subconcious level in order to zombify people like you. how do you think they can sell so many units of absolutely pathetic products? why do you think there are so many iSh33p out there and Apple hasn't gone bankrupt yet?

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 14:25 3

128. werthedroids (Posts: 60; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


you apple fans are SO thick. 1st Samsung wasn't trying to make a popular gold phone. they were by no means their flagships, unlike apple, who are pouring tons of time and money in to making and marketing their latest piece of iJunk 2. Apple has a huge amount of stupid iFans zombified by their marketing and shiny designs and pretty colors (like u)

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 14:43 2

130. stealthd (unregistered)


I love how you make a completely irrelevent reply and the rabid Apple haters mindlessly click thumbs up. It's so funny.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 15:41 1

136. tedkord (Posts: 13046; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No one cares about the back of the Note. If you don't like it then with $10 and two days time you can have whatever back cover you want from Amazon.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 15:43 2

137. tedkord (Posts: 13046; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And there is iFan logic. It's not who did it first, it's who sold a lot first. That's exactly how Apple feels about patents.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 16:59

140. willard12 (Posts: 1868; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Dude, first of all, you can't count (1,2,2,4). Secondly, you all keep changing the topic to "suits your needs." First, the issue is "copying". Now, since copying was proven to be a non-issue, the issue is which golden phone is more popular. No one has ever disputed that the loyal apple fans will make anything they do popular. Apple made siri popular even though it was an app in every platform. Apple could sell you fire in hell and you'd wait on the side walk for it if Tim Cook told you how awesome it was.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 17:02

141. willard12 (Posts: 1868; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


They galaxy golden came out just a few months ago, the s4 golden came out before the champagne iphone. So, you have no point.

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