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Ex-Apple CEO says the Samsung Galaxy Tab line is the only serious iPad rival

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Ex-Apple CEO says the Samsung Galaxy Tab line is the only serious iPad rival
Say what? An Apple CEO, be it a former one, is saying something good about Samsung? That's exactly what happened with John Sculley saying that the Samsung Galaxy Tab slate line is the only valid competition that the iPad tablet line of Cupertino currently has.

And it's not even April 1 prank, since Apple's John Sculley says it in an interview about his upcoming memoirs. Steve Jobs enticed him to join Apple from being the CEO of Pepsi with the words you can't say no to: "Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?".
I predict many good years ahead for Apple. The only serious tablet competitor in sight to the iPad at this time is Samsung's Galaxy. We know the landscape can change quickly but Apple has an extraordinary executive team. Companies like Sony are trying to deal with the challenges of the legacy businesses (like the money losing television unit) while Apple is riding a wave and can focus all its talent on the future.
John Sculley is also the guy who gave Steve Jobs the idea to focus on marketing the whole experience, not the actual product itself, which Apple is using to this day.

source: ET via SammyHub

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posted on 02 Apr 2012, 03:08 10

1. abdane (Posts: 476; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Galaxy Tab 11.6 is gonna BLOW the new iPad ! ^_^

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 03:13 7

2. Hello-dirt (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 May 2010)


Wait, so the 11.6 Tab is going to be the iPad's sex slave?

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 03:58 3

3. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


HAHAHAHA! Took the words right out of my mouth.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 04:14 4

4. xtplnet (Posts: 39; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


I think with comparison with new iPad , Samsung galaxy Tab has no chance to stand up against Apple. Whole ecosystem of apple is so good for iPads (both ipad2 and new iPad with Hi resolution Display , most importantly amazing apps experience ) which attract customers as compared to any android tablet ,even with 199$ price tag of kindle fire not powerful enough to light up the pathway for Android Tab. I guess only windows 8 has the chance to stand-up against iPad as it once put on tablet will change the people bulk laptop and desktop with ultra slim tablet with has far more capabilities than Apple systems.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 07:05 1

9. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


You have a point but only windows 8 tab with ivy bridge !
Btw don't write anything against android here cause you comment will be hidden because of too many negative ratings

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 09:15

14. ph00ny (Posts: 605; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Isn't that what they said about android based smartphones in the beginning?

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 11:26

15. xtplnet (Posts: 39; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


sorry dude but Android in smartphone ecosystem won't be comparable to tablet market. Android's ace card is its customization which work best on mobiles but not able to get traction in tablet market . Currently if someone asked me to select best tablet in market , my money will go for iPad not Android. what I am trying to say is soon after market will be flooded with windows 8 tablets and people will soon start shifting there focus to windows as it will provide all what this tablet (Apple and android ) provides.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 05:19 3

5. ph00ny (Posts: 605; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Of course they are.

Samsung doesn't rely on anyone for parts or manufacturing and they have the technology to create great devices. Also take a look at the original 10.1

10.1 was revised and released in matter of weeks after seeing the ipad2 announcement/release

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 06:04 3

6. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


And the ASUS Transformer Pad lineup isn't?

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 07:18 2

11. sorcio46 (Posts: 402; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Exactly, cause at the moment Transformer Prime is at the top of all Android tablets for shure

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 08:47

12. JunitoNH (Posts: 925; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Actually no, the best selling Android tablets is the Kindle fire, which is closing on Apple sales. People like to compare both tablets, but in actuality the Kindle is going to cannibalize the sales of other Android tablets, especially when the 10.0" comes out later this quarter. Apple products will always have a loyal fan base.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 08:59

13. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


not really a fan of the ASUS in general. i'm sure the specs are nice, but the tablet itself is not very impressive IMO. I know Android fans endorse this particular model very heavily but if i would do Android tablets it would definitely be the Samsung line.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 06:53 2

7. TrainFromUkraine (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


John Sculley is the guy who ran Apple to the ground. Why should anyone pay attention to his "predictions"?

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 07:06

10. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


True , he only know how to sell sugared water

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 07:03

8. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


No it's not ! It sold well because of the Samsung Name l the best tablet of android now is transformer prime and none quad core tablet is the Sony Tablet S

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 00:12

16. garz_pa (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


The bottom line is, buy the tablet with the specs that you will actually use. It doesn't necessarily have to have an "i" or "Galaxy" on it.

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